Inorganic polyphosphates in eukaryotic cells

Tatiana Kulakovskaya, Evgeny Pavlov, Elena N. Dedkova

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The book elucidates the role of inorganic polyphosphates in eukaryotic cells, from fungi and protozoa to human being. To date, there is plenty of evidence that these anionic biopolymers occurring in the cells of all living organisms, from bacteria to humans, perform numerous regulatory functions. The book describes the evolution of PolyPs, their role in lower eukaryotes and their involvement in various processes in the human organism, as well as its use in biomaterials such as bioactive glass and engineered bone tissue. The aim of this book is to summarize the data of the past decade on the functional role of inorganic polyphosphates in eukaryotes and discuss their biological role also in context of common human diseases. The book will provide a modern concept of the functional significance of these biopolymers, useful for researchers in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedicine alike.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages243
ISBN (Electronic)9783319410739
ISBN (Print)9783319410715
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Chemistry
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Medicine


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