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Title Extracellular nucleic acids / Yo Kikuchi, Elena Y. Rykova (Eds.)
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer-Verlag, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 232 pages) : color illustrations
Series Nucleic acids and molecular biology ; 25
Nucleic acids and molecular biology ; 25
Contents Extracellular DNA as matrix component in microbial biofilms / Wen-Chi Chiang / Tim Tolker-Nielsen -- Gene transfer agents and defective bacteriophages as sources of extracellular prokaryotic DNA / Andrew S. Lang / J. Thomas Beatty -- Roles of extracellular DNA in bacterial ecosystem / Katsuji Tani / Masao Nasu -- Stable extracellular DNA: a novel substrate for genetic engineering that mimics horizontal gene transfer in nature / Shinya Kaneko / Mitsuhiro Itaya -- Extracellular nucleic acids of the marine phototrophic bacterium rhodovulum sulfidophilum and related bacteria: physiology and biotechnology / Yo Kikuchi -- Systemic RNAi in c. elegans from the viewpoint of RNA as extracellular signals / Lisa Timmons -- Circulating nucleic acids in health and disease / E.Y. Rykova / P.P. Laktionov / V.V. Vlassov -- Circulating microRNAs in cancer / Patrick S. Mitchell / Muneesh Tewari -- Biology and diagnostic applications of cell-free fetal nucleic acids in maternal plasma / Jason C.H. Tsang / Y.M. Dennis Lo -- The biology of circulating nucleic acids in plasma and serum (CNAPS) / P.B. Gahan / M. Stroun -- Modulation and regulation of gene expression by CpGoligonucleotides / Dennis Klinman / Sven Klaschik -- Immune recognition of nucleic acids and their metabolites / Shohei Koyama / Shizuo Akira / Ken J. Ishii
Summary Extracellular nucleic acids have recently emerged as important players in the fields of biology and the medical sciences. In the last several years, extracellular nucleic acids have been shown to be involved in not only microbial evolution as genetic elements but also to have structural roles in bacterial communities, such as biofilms. Circulating DNA and RNA have been found in human blood and expected to be useful as non-invasive markers for the diagnosis of several diseases. In addition, extracellular nucleic acids have attracted attention as active modulators of the immune system of higher organisms, including humans. This book covers nearly all of the newly developing fields related to extracellular nucleic acids, including those of basic biology, ecology and the medical sciences, and provides readers with the latest knowledge on them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nucleic acids.
Extracellular Fluid.
Nucleic Acids.
Form Electronic book
Author Kikuchi, Yo, Prof.
Rykova, Elena Y.
LC no. 2010931462
ISBN 9783642126178
(hardcover ; alk. paper)