Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Volume 9

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editors: John H. Lawrence, John W. Gofman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281797

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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume 9, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in biological and medical physics. The book contains seven chapters and opens with a discussion of the biological synthesis of proteins and some of the recent experimental work concerned with these steps. This is followed by separate chapters on advances in the definition and classification of human chromosomal aberrations; tissue transplantation; the use of the microbeam in radiobiology; electron paramagnetic resonance studies; the polarimetric study of protein structures; and the analysis of biological similarity.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume 9

    Some Recent Advances in Studies of the Transcription of the Genetic Message

    I. Introduction

    II. The Amino Acid Code

    III. The Relation between the DNA Base Composition and the Amino Acid Composition of Bacteria

    IV. Changes in Coding Triplets during Evolution

    V. Transfer-RNA (s-RNA, Amino Acid-Acceptor RNA)


    Human Chromosomal Aberration

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques

    III. Normal Human Chromosome Morphology

    IV. Types of Chromosomal Abnormality

    V. Observed Chromosomal Abnormality

    VI. Further Consideration of Sex Chromosomal and Autosomal Anomaly

    VII. Chromosomal Abnormality in Leukemia

    VIII. Chromosomal Abnormality in Other Diseases

    IX. Conclusion


    Tissue Transplantation

    I. Introduction

    II. Glossary

    III. The Trauma of Transplantation

    IV. Basic Genetic Considerations

    V. The Homograft Reaction

    VI. "Conditioning" of the Graft

    VII. Nonspecific "Conditioning" of the Host

    VIII. Specific "Conditioning" of the Host

    IX. The Clinical Problem

    X. Perspectives


    The Microbeam as a Tool in Radiobiology

    I. Introduction

    II. Apparatus

    III. Dose Calibrations

    IV. Studies with Microbeams

    V. The Cosmic Ray Problem

    VI. Summary and Conclusions


    Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Studies of Biological Interest

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Theory

    III. Free Radical Studies of Irradiated Molecules

    IV. Enzymatic Reactions

    V. Photoinduced Free-Spin Species

    VI. Triplet State Studies


    Polarimetric Analysis of Protein Structure

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Basis of Optical Rotation

    III. Drude and Moffitt Equations

    IV. Sources of Optical Rotation in Proteins

    V. Optical Rotatory Parameters of Proteins


    The Analysis of Biological Similarity

    I. Introduction

    II. Mathematical Aspects of Similarity and Dimensions

    III. Biological Similarity

    IV. Similarity Analysis of the Mammalian Respiratory System

    V. The Hydrodynamics of Blood Flow

    VI. Artificial Organs

    VII. Similarity Studies of Mammalian Kinematics

    VIII. Growth and Growth Potentials

    IX. Concluding Remarks


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281797

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John H. Lawrence

John W. Gofman

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