15. Cilia

  1. Ivan R. Nabi
  1. Laura K. Hilton and
  2. Lynne M. Quarmby

Published Online: 31 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch15

Cellular Domains

Cellular Domains

How to Cite

Hilton, L. K. and Quarmby, L. M. (2011) Cilia, in Cellular Domains (ed I. R. Nabi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470595442

Online ISBN: 9781118015759



  • cilia, membrane-covered, microtubule-based structures - from surface of cells;
  • machinery of ciliary assembly, feature of cilia - synthesized de novo in each cell;
  • ciliary dysfunction, spectrum of physiological disorders - cilia controlled cellular processes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Historical Perspective

  • Molecular Composition

  • Functional Implications of Domain Organization

  • Abbreviations

  • Reference