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Cell Biology

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

A masterful introduction to the cell biology that you need to know! This critically acclaimed textbook offers you a modern and unique approach to the study of cell biology. It emphasizes that cellular structure, function, and dysfunction ultimately result from specific macromolecular interactions. You'll progress from an explanation of the "hardware" of molecules and cells to an understanding of how these structures function in the organism in both healthy and diseased states. The exquisite art program helps you to better visualize molecular structures.

Hardbound, 928 Pages

Published: April 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2255-8

Contents

  • SECTION I: Introduction to Cell Biology

    CHAPTER 1
    Introduction to Cells
    CHAPTER 2
    Evolution of Life on Earth

    SECTION II: Chemical and Physical Background

    CHAPTER 3
    Molecules: Structures and Dynamics
    CHAPTER 4
    Biophysical Principles
    CHAPTER 5
    Macromolecular Assembly
    CHAPTER 6
    Research Strategies

    SECTION III: Membrane Structure and Function

    CHAPTER 7
    Membrane Structure and Dynamics
    CHAPTER 8
    Membrane Pumps
    CHAPTER 9
    Membrane Carriers
    CHAPTER 10
    Membrane Channels
    CHAPTER 11
    Membrane Physiology

    SECTION IV: Chromatin, Chromosomes, and the Cell Nucleus

    CHAPTER 12
    Chromosome Organization
    CHAPTER 13
    DNA Packaging in Chromatin and Chromosomes
    CHAPTER 14
    Nuclear Structure and Dynamics

    SECTION V: Central Dogma: From Gene to Protein

    CHAPTER 15
    Gene Expression
    This chapter was written by Jeffrey L. Corden
    CHAPTER 16
    Eukaryotic RNA Processing
    This chapter was written by David Tollervey
    CHAPTER 17
    Protein Synthesis and Folding

    SECTION VI: Cellular Organelles and Membrane Trafficking

    CHAPTER 18
    Posttranslational Targeting of Proteins
    CHAPTER 19
    Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, Peroxisomes
    CHAPTER 20
    Endoplasmic Reticulum
    CHAPTER 21
    Secretory Membrane System and Golgi Apparatus CHAPTER 22
    Endocytosis and the Endosomal Membrane System CHAPTER 23
    Degradation of Cellular Components
    SECTION VII
    Signaling Mechanisms
    CHAPTER 24
    Plasma Membrane Receptors
    CHAPTER 25
    Protein Hardware for Signaling
    CHAPTER 26
    Second Messengers
    CHAPTER 27
    Integration of Signals

    SECTION VIII: Cellular Adhesion and the Extracellular Matrix

    CHAPTER 28
    Cells of the Extracellular Matrix and Immune System
    CHAPTER 29
    Extracelluar Matrix Molecules
    CHAPTER 30
    Cellular Adhesion
    CHAPTER 31
    Intercellular Junctions
    CHAPTER 32
    Connective Tissues

    SECTION IX: Cytoskeleton and Cellular Motility

    CHAPTER 33
    Actin and Actin-Binding Proteins
    CHAPTER 34
    Microtubules and Centrosomes
    CHAPTER 35
    Intermediate Filaments
    CHAPTER 36
    Motor Proteins
    CHAPTER 37
    Intracellular Motility
    CHAPTER 38
    Cellular Motility
    CHAPTER 39
    Muscles

    SECTION X: Cell Cycle

    CHAPTER 40
    Introduction to the Cell Cycle
    CHAPTER 41
    G1 Phase and Regulation of Cell Proliferation
    CHAPTER 42
    S Phase and DNA Replication
    CHAPTER 43
    G2 Phase and Control of Entry into Mitosis
    CHAPTER 44
    Mitosis and Cytokinesis
    CHAPTER 45
    Meiosis
    CHAPTER 46
    Programmed Cell Death

    Glossary
    Index

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