Cell Biology: A Short Course

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 15, 2004 - Science - 552 pages
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This text tells the story of cells as the unit of life in a colorful and student-friendly manner, taking an "essentials only" approach. By using the successful model of previously published Short Courses, this text succeeds in conveying the key points without overburdening readers with secondary information. The authors (all active researchers and educators) skillfully present concepts by illustrating them with clear diagrams and examples from current research. Special boxed sections focus on the importance of cell biology in medicine and industry today. This text is a completely revised, reorganized, and enhanced revision of From Genes to Cells.
 

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Contents

2 FROM WATER TO DNA THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
19
3 MEMBRANES AND ORGANELLES
51
4 DNA STRUCTURE AND THE GENETIC CODE
65
5 DNA AS A DATA STORAGE MEDIUM
87
6 TRANSCRIPTION AND THE CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION
105
7 RECOMBINANT DNA AND GENETIC ENGINEERING
129
8 MANUFACTURING PROTEIN
163
9 PROTEIN STRUCTURE
183
14 IONS AND VOLTAGES
309
15 THE ACTION POTENTIAL
325
16 INTRACELLULAR SIGNALING
341
17 INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION
363
18 MECHANICAL MOLECULES
381
19 CELL CYCLE AND CONTROL OF CELL NUMBER
401
20 CASE STUDY CYSTIC FIBROSIS
423
APPENDIX CHANNELS AND CARRIERS
437

10 INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN TRAFFICKING
213
11 HOW PROTEINS WORK
237
12 ENERGY TRADING WITHIN THE CELL
257
13 METABOLISM
281
GLOSSARY
441
INDEX
501
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About the author (2004)

Steve Bolsover is Professor of Cell Physiology in the Department of Physiology. His widely published research concerns, among other topics, the role of calcium as an intracellular messenger.

Jeremy S. Hyams is Professor of Cell Biology in the Department of Biology.

Elizabeth A. Shephard is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Hugh A. White is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Claudia G. Weidemann is Lecturer in the Department of Physiology.

All authors hold their appointments at University College London, and head internationally respected laboratories investigating various aspects of cell biology. 

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