Systems Biology

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Robert A. Meyers
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 2, 2012 - Science - 710 pages
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Systems biology is a relatively new biological study field that focuses on the systematic study of complex interactions in biological systems, thus using a new perspective (integration instead of reduction) to study them. Particularly from year 2000 onwards, the term is used widely in the biosciences, and in a variety of contexts. Systems biology is the study of the interconnected aspect of molecular, cellular, tissue, whole animal and ecological processes, and comprises mathematical and mechanistic studies of dynamical, mesoscopic, open, spatiotemporally defined, nonlinear, complex systems that are far from thermodynamic equilibrium.
 

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Contents

What Is Systems Understanding?
6
Systems Biology Modeling
13
Future Prospects of Systems Biology
22
Developmental Cell Biology
34
FrankJohn
36
The Cell Cycle and Development
44
Principles and Applications of Embryogenomics
51
Principles and Applications ofEmbryogenomics
53
cDNA
310
Protein Function Prediction
315
Computational Biology of Diseases
321
Dynamics of Biomolecular Networks
349
Keywords
350
Computer Simulation ofthe Cell
379
Fractals in Biology and Medicine
397
Models ofCell Migration
423

Vincent VanBuren
54
Interactome
85
Keywords
86
Introduction
119
Extracellular Causes Influencing Protein Abundance in Prokaryotes
125
Protein Abundance Variation 117
132
Systems Biology of Evolution
143
Systematics and Evolution
169
Evolution of the Protein Repertoire
207
Modeling ofBiological Systems
237
Computational Biology
277
Computational Biology
279
Protein Modeling
469
Sequence alignment
478
System Models for Inference on Mechanisms of Neuronal Dynamics
505
Systems Biology ofthe Liver
539
Systems Biology in Medicine and Disease
563
DNA Microarray
577
Personalized Medicine Predictive and Preventive
593
Systems Biology ofOrganisms
625
Implications and Uses
653
Plant Systems Biology
685
Index
699
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Robert A. Meyers obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and has more than 17 patents, 50 technical papers and 12 books to his name. As Editor-in-Chief he conceived and edited several ambitious multivolume reference works, e.g. the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (Wiley), the Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine (Wiley-VCH) and the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (Academic Press).