By M. N. Alexis, C. E. Sekeris (auth.), Dr. Michael N. Alexis, Prof. Constantin E. Sekeris (eds.)
This quantity includes the papers awarded within the NATO complex learn Workshop "Activation of Hormone and development issue Receptors: Molecular Mechanisms and results" held in Nafplion, Greece on September 25-30, 1988. the target of NATO ARW is to evaluate the kingdom of-the-art in a given clinical sector and to formulate strategies for destiny examine in rising components of technological know-how by way of selling overseas medical contacts. within the Nafplion assembly this target used to be reached by way of a world crew of audio system, senior Greek scientists and graduates inquisitive about correct study parts. The Workshop used to be made attainable by way of the beneficiant aid of the clinical Council of NATO. We thank Drs. G. Sinclair and L.V. daCunha, administrators of the NATO ARW's and ASI's (Advanced learn Institutes) respectively, for his or her wholehearted help and suggestion. The foreign Union of Biochemistry offered extra go back and forth delivers resulting in elevated overseas participation. in addition, the Secretariat of technological know-how and know-how, the Ministry of tradition and Sciences and the nationwide Hellenic study origin contributed financially and through aiding team of workers. We truly thank some of these agencies for his or her aid. Our heartful thank you also are prolonged to the Mayor of the Municipality of Nafplion, Mr.
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Inappropriate expression of the cellular counterparts of viral oncogenes is thought to be responsible for the initiation' and maintenance of malignant growth. Therefore, the study of the mode of action of growth factors will undoubtedly yield important insight into the mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis. Signal pathways in growth factor action Understanding the mode of action of growth factors requires the identification of intracellular signals that are essential for the stimulation of DNA synthesis and cell division.
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Activation of Hormone and Growth Factor Receptors: Molecular Mechanisms and Consequences by M. N. Alexis, C. E. Sekeris (auth.), Dr. Michael N. Alexis, Prof. Constantin E. Sekeris (eds.)