Cell Biology

2nd Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Access

Authors:

  • Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
  • Thomas Pollard
  • William Earnshaw
  • Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
  • Key Features

    • Covers essential concepts in a more efficient, reader-friendly manner than most other texts on this subject.
    • Makes cell biology easier to understand by demonstrating how cellular structure, function, and dysfunction result from specific macromole¬cular interactions.
    • Progresses logically 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.
    • Helps you to visualize molecular structures and functions with over 1500 remarkable full-color illustrations that present physical structures to scale.
    • Explains how molecular and cellular structures evolved in different organisms.
    • Shows how molecular changes lead to the development of diseases through numerous Clinical Examples throughout.
    • Includes STUDENT CONSULT access at no additional charge, enabling you to consult the textbook online, anywhere you go · perform quick searches · add your own notes and bookmarks · follow Integration Links to related bonus content from other STUDENT CONSULT titles—to help you see the connections between diverse disciplines · test your knowledge with multiple-choice review questions · and more!

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    928
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781416022558
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323248419

    About the authors

    Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head, Section on Organelle Biology, Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD

    Thomas Pollard

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

    William Earnshaw

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor and Wellcome Principal Fellow, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

    Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head, Section on Organelle Biology, Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD