The TGF-β Family (2008, Volume 50)

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Transforming growth factor-b (TGF-b), identified nearly three decades ago, is a secreted polypeptide that functions in critical cell cycle processes, including cellular proliferation, differentiation, and development. It belongs to a large protein family that, in humans, contains 33 members, including activins, inhibins, bone morphogenetic proteins, growth and differentiation factors, and Müllerian inhibiting substance. This volume draws on the world's leading laboratories to comprehensively cover all aspects of the biology of TGF-b and related factors. In addition to providing historical and background information, it describes the cell biology and signaling pathways of TGF-b members in detail, including the roles of TGF-b factors in the development and physiology of humans and model organisms. The last few chapters are devoted to the role of TGF-b members in cancer and other diseases, as well as the possibilities for therapeutics based on knowledge of signaling pathways and macromolecular structures. It serves as a comprehensive reference work for both specialists and researchers less familiar with the field.

Table of Contents

Preface/Front Matter
R. Derynck, K. Miyazono
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1 The Discovery of TGF-β: A Historical Perspective
Harold L. Moses, Anita B. Roberts
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2 TGF-β and the TGF-β Family
Rik Derynck, Kohei Miyazono
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3 TGF-β: A Multipotential Cytokine
Stephen H. Schilling, Anita B. Hjelmeland, Jeremy N. Rich, Xiao-Fan Wang
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4 Activins and Inhibins
Ezra Wiater, Wylie Vale
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5 The Bone Morphogenetic Proteins
Takenobu Katagiri, Tatsuo Suda, Kohei Miyazono
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6 Signaling Receptors of the TGF-β Family
Jeffrey L. Wrana, Barish Ozdamar, Christine Le Roy, Hassina Benchabane
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7 TGF-β Bioavailability: Latency, Targeting, and Activation
Branka Dabovic, Daniel B. Rifkin
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8 Agonists and Antagonists of the TGF-β Family Ligands
Chenbei Chang
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9 TGF-β Signaling from Receptors to Smads
Carl-Henrik Heldin
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10 Transcriptional Control via Smads
Xia Lin, Ye-Guang Chen, Xin-Hua Feng
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11 Growth Control by TGF-β: Mechanisms Controlling Cell Cycle Progression and Apoptosis
Peter M. Siegel, Joan Massagué
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12 Regulation of TGF-β Family Signaling by Inhibitory Smads
Kohei Miyazono
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13 Structural Basis for TGF-β Family Receptor Assembly and Signaling Specificity
Kai Lin, Senyon Choe
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14 Non-Smad TGF-β Signaling Pathways
Ying E. Zhang
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15 Regulation of the Smad Pathway by Signaling Cross-Talk
Kunxin Luo
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16 TGF-β Family Signaling in Early Postimplantation Development of the Mouse
Shigeto Miura, Malcolm Whitman, Yuji Mishina
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17 TGF-β Family Signaling in Drosophila
George Pyrowolakis, Britta Hartmann, Markus Affolter
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18 TGF-β Family Signaling in the Nematode C. elegans
Garth I. Patterson, Richard W. Padgett
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19 TGF-β Family Signaling in Xenopus and Zebrafish Embryos
Malcolm Whitman
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20 TGF-β Family Signaling in Stem Cell Renewal and Differentiation
Tetsuro Watabe, Kohei Miyazono
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21 TGF-β Family Signaling in Mesenchymal Differentiation
Rik Derynck, Ester Piek, Richard A. Schneider, Lisa Choy, Tamara Alliston
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22 TGF-β Family Signaling in Skeletal Development, Maintenance, and Disease
Tamara Alliston, Ester Piek, Rik Derynck
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23 TGF-β Family in Epithelial Development
Nina M. Muñoz, William M. Grady
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24 The TGF-β Family in Endothelial Cell Differentiation and Cardiovascular Development and Function
Marie-José Goumans, Rita Carvalho, Christine Mummery, Peter Ten Dijke
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25 TGF-β as a Regulator of Myeloid and Lymphoid Development and Function
John J. Letterio, Francis W. Ruscetti
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26 The TGF-β Family in Neural and Neuronal Differentiation and Development
Jayshree Samanta, Michael A. Bonaguidi, John A. Kessler
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27 The TGF-β Family in the Reproductive Tract
Stephanie A. Pangas, Martin M. Matzuk
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28 TGF-β Signaling Pathway and Tumor Suppression
William M. Grady, Sanford D. Markowitz
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29 TGF-β Signaling in Epithelial–Mesenchymal Transition and Invasion and Metastasis
Rosemary J. Akhurst
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30 TGF-β and the Tumor Microenvironment
Brian Bierie, Harold L. Moses
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31 TGF-β and Fibrosis
Erwin P. Böttinger
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32 Development of TGF-β-based Therapeutic Agents: Capitalizing on TGF-β’s Mechanisms of Action and Signal Transduction Pathways
Carlos L. Arteaga, John M. McPherson
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33 BMP-based Therapeutics and the BMP Signaling Pathways
Gerard Bain, Anthony J. Celeste, John M. Wozney
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