Cellular signaling

Jan de Boer, Abdoelwaheb el Ghalbzouri, Patricia d'Amore, Karen Hirschi, Jeroen Rouwkema, Rutger van Bezooijen, Marcel Karperien

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    Abstract

    This chapter deals with the paradigm of cell signaling. It uses the nomenclature to annotate the classes of molecules involved in cell signaling. It also lists signaling pathways and explains their role in tissue homeostasis and tissue engineering. The molecular mechanism by which cells communicate, referred to as cellular signaling are discussed. Cellular signaling is initiated by generation of a ligand; i.e. a molecular entity generated by a sending a cell to bring about a change in the physiology of a responding cell. A central paradigm can be recognized in most events of cellular signaling, which consists of three distinct steps: signal initiation, signal transduction, and gene activation. The chapter defines that signaling pathways are regulated at many different levels, i.e. extracellularly, in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus. This provides engineers multiple means to manipulate the cell appropriately.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTissue Engineering
    EditorsClemens van Blitterswijk
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherAcademic Press
    Pages89-120
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Print)978-0-12-370869-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • METIS-249942

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    de Boer, J., el Ghalbzouri, A., d'Amore, P., Hirschi, K., Rouwkema, J., van Bezooijen, R., & Karperien, M. (2008). Cellular signaling. In C. van Blitterswijk (Ed.), Tissue Engineering (pp. 89-120). London: Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-370869-4.00004-5