Medical Cell Biology

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Steven R Goodman
Academic Press, Nov 26, 2007 - Science - 336 pages

Medical Cell Biology, Third Edition, focuses on the scientific aspects of cell biology important to medical students, dental students, veterinary students, and prehealth undergraduates. With its National Board-type questions, this book is specifically designed to prepare students for this exam.

The book maintains a concise focus on eukaryotic cell biology as it relates to human and animal disease, all within a manageable 300-page format. This is accomplished by explaining general cell biology principles in the context of organ systems and disease.

This updated version contains 60% new material and all new clinical cases. New topics include apoptosis and cell death from a neural perspective; signal transduction as it relates to normal and abnormal heart function; and cell cycle and cell division related to cancer biology.

  • 60% New Material!
  • New Topics include:
    • Apoptosis and cell dealth from a neural perspective
    • Signal transduction as it relates to normal and abnormal heart function
    • Cell cycle and cell division related to cancer biology
  • All new clinical cases
  • Serves as a prep guide to the National Medical Board Exam with sample board-style questions (using Exam Master(R) technology): www.exammaster.com
  • Focuses on eukaryotic cell biology as it related to human disease, thus making the subject more accessible to pre-med and pre-health students
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Tools of the Cell Biologist
1
Chapter 2 Cell Membranes
27
Chapter 3 Cytoskeleton
59
Chapter 4 Organelle Structure and Function
101
Chapter 5 Regulation of Gene Expression
149
Chapter 6 Cell Adhesion and the Extracellular Matrix
191
Chapter 7 Intercellular Signaling
227
Chapter 8 Cell Signaling Events
249
Chapter 9 The Cell Cycle and Cancer
273
Chapter 10 Programmed Cell Death
291
Index
309
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About the author (2007)

Dr. Goodman is the C. L. and Amelia A. Lundell Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas, Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, as well as Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Biology and Medicine. Dr. Goodman is Past-President of the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Chairs and led the association in drafting the Cell Biology portion of the United States and Canadian Curriculum in the Anatomical Sciences. Medical Cell Biology is designed to prepare students for this exam.

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