Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1317563743
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780824036959
Format: PDF
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New edition of a text in which six researchers from leading institutions discuss what is known and what is yet to be understood in the field of cell biology. The material on molecular genetics has been revised and expanded so that it can be used as a stand-alone text. A new chapter covers pathogens, infection, and innate immunity. Topics include introduction to the cell, basic genetic mechanisms, methods, internal organization of the cell, and cells in their social context. The book contains color illustrations and charts; and the included CD-ROM contains dozens of video clips, animations, molecular structures, and high-resolution micrographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Garland Publishing
ISBN: 9780815344643
Format: PDF, Docs
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"As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts. As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced. Protein structures better illustrate structure-function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing open-ended questions highlighting "What We Don't Know," introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text. Thought-provoking end-of-chapter questions have been expanded to all chapters, including questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, the immune system, and pathogens"--Provided by publisher.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1317563743
Format: PDF
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Molecular Biology of the Cell 5th Ed 2008

Author: Garland Science
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In many respects,w e understand the structure of the universeb etter than the workings of living cells. Scientists can calculate the age of the Sun and predict when it will cease to shine, but we cannot explain how it is that a human being may live for eighty years but a mouse for only two. We know the complete genomes equenceso f thesea nd many other speciesb, ut we still cannot predict how a cell will behave if we mutate a previously unstudied gene. Stars may be l0a3 times bigger, but cells are more complex, more intricately structured, and more astonishingp roducts of the laws of physicsa nd chemistry.T hrough heredity and natural selection, operating from the beginnings of life on Earth to the presentd ay-that is, for about 20Voo f the ageo f the universe-living cellsh ave been progressively refining and extending their molecular machinery and recording the results of their experiments in the genetic instructions they pass on to their progeny. With each edition of this book, we marvel at the new information that cell biologists have gathered in just a few years. But we are even more amazed and daunted at the sophistication of the mechanisms that we encounter. The deeper we probe into the cell,t he more we reafizeh ow much remainst o be understood. In the days of our innocence, working on the first edition, we hailed the identification of a single protein-a signal receptol say-as a great step forward' Now we appreciate that each protein is generally part of a complexwith many others, working together as a system, regulating one another's activities in subtle ways, and held in specific positions by binding to scaffold proteins that give the chemical factory a definite spatial structure. Genome sequencing has given us virtually complete molecular parts-lists for many different organisms; genetics and biochemistry have told us a great deal about what those parts are capable of individually and which ones interact with which others; but we have only the most primitive grasp of the dynamics of these biochemical systems, with all their interlocking control loops. Therefore, although there are great achievements to report, cell biologistsf ace eveng reaterc hallengesf or the future. In this edition, we have included new material on many topics, ranging from epigeneticsh, istonem odificationss, mall RNAs,a nd comparativeg enomicst,o geneticn oise,c ytoskeletadl lmamics,c ell-cyclec ontrol, apoptosis,s tem cells, and novel cancer therapies. As in previous editions, we have tried above all to give readers a conceptual framework for the mass of information that we now have about cells. This means going beyond the recitation of facts. The goal is to learn how to put the facts to use-to reason, to predict, and to control the behavior of living systems. To help readers on the way to an active understanding, we have for the first time incorporatede nd-of-chapterp roblems,w ritten by Iohn Wilson and Tim Hunt. These emphasize a quantitative approach and the art of reasoning from experiments.A companion volume, MolecularB iologyo f the CelI,F ifth Edition: TheP roblemsB ook0 SBN9 78-0-8153-4110-9b)y, t he samea uthors,g ivesc omplete answerst o thesep roblemsa nd alsoc ontainsm ore than 1700a dditional problems and solutions. A further major adjunct to the main book is the attached Media DVD-ROM disc. This provides hundreds of movies and animations, including manythat are new in this edition, showing cells and cellular processesin action and bringing the text to life; the disc also now includes all the figures and tables from the main book,p re-loadedin to [email protected] esentationsO. thera ncillariesa vailablefo r the book include a bank of test questions and lecture outlines, available to qualified instructors,a nd a seto f 200f ull-coloro verheadtr ansparencies. Perhaps the biggest change is in the physical structure of the book. In an effort to make the standard Student Edition somewhat more portable, we are providing chapters 2r-25, covering multicellular systems, in electronic (pDF) form on the accompanying disc, while retaining in the printed volume chapters l-20, covering the core of the usual cell biology curriculum. But we should emphasize that the final chapters have been revised and updated as thoroughly as the rest of the book and we sincerely hope that they will be read! A Reference Edition (ISBN9 7s-0-8153-4r11-6c)o, ntainingt he full seto f chaptersa sp rinred pages, is also available for those who prefer it. Full details of the conventions adopted in the book are given in the Note to the Readert hat follows this PrefaceA. s explainedt here,w e have taken a drastic approach in confronting the different rules for the writing of gene names in different species: throughout this book, we use the same style, regardless of speciesa, nd often in defianceo fthe usuals pecies-specifcico nventions. As always,w e are indebted to many people. Full acknowledgmentsfo r scientific help are given separatelyb, ut we must here singleo ut somee xceptionally important contributions: Iulie Theriot is almost entirely responsible for chapters 16 (cytoskeleton)a nd 24 (PathogensI,n fection, and Innate Immunity), and David Morgan likewise for chapter 17 (cell cycle). wallace Marshall and Laura Attardi provided substantialh elp with chapters 8 and 20, respectively,a s did Maynardo lson for the genomicss ectiono f chapter4 ,X iaodongwangf or chapter 18, and Nicholas Harberd for the plant section of Chapter 15. we also owe a huge debt to the staff of Garland science and others who helped convert writers' efforts into a polished final product. Denise schanck directed the whole enterprise and shepherded the wayward authors along the road with wisdom, skill, and kindness. Nigel orme put the artwork into its final form and supervisedt he visuala spectso f the book,i ncluding the backc over,w ith his usual flair. Matthew Mcclements designed the book and its front cover. Emma Jeffcockla id out its pagesw ith extraordinarys peeda nd unflappablee fficiency, d ealingi mpeccablywith innumerablec orrections.M ichaelM oralesm anaged the transformation of a mass of animations, video clips, and other materials into a user-friendly DVD-ROM. Eleanor Lawrence and sherry Granum updatedand enlargedt he glossaryJ. ackieH arbor and SigridM assonk ept us organized. Adam Sendroffkept us aware ofour readers and their needs and reactions. Marjorie Anderson, Bruce Goatly, and sherry Granum combed the text for obscurities, infelicities, and errors. we thank them all, not only for their professional skill and dedication and for efficiency far surpassing our own, but also for their unfailing helpftrlnessa nd friendship:t hey havem adei t a pleasuret o work on the book. Lastly, and with no less gratitude, we thank our spouses, families, friends and colleaguesw. ithout their patient,e ndurings upport,w e couldn ot havep roduced any of the editions of this book. MolecularB iologyo f the Cell BruceA lberts AlexandeJro hnson JulianL ewis Martin Raff Keith Roberts PeteWr alter Withp roblemsb y John Wilson Tim Hunt GarlandS cience Taylo&r FranciGs roup

The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

Author: John M. Lackie
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123849322
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition, provides definitions for thousands of terms used in the study of cell and molecular biology. The headword count has been expanded to 12,000 from 10,000 in the Fourth Edition. Over 4,000 headwords have been rewritten. Some headwords have second, third, and even sixth definitions, while fewer than half are unchanged. Many of the additions were made to extend the scope in plant cell biology, microbiology, and bioinformatics. Several entries related to specific pharmaceutical compounds have been removed, while some generic entries (“alpha blockers, “NSAIDs, and “tetracycline antibiotics, for example), and some that are frequently part of the experimentalist’s toolkit and probably never used in the clinic, have been retained. The Appendix includes prefixes for SI units, the Greek alphabet, useful constants, and single-letter codes for amino acids. Thoroughly revised and expanded by over 20% with over 12,000 entries in cellular and molecular biology Includes expanded coverage of terms, including plant molecular biology, microbiology and biotechnology areas Consistently provides the most complete short definitions of technical terminology for anyone working in life sciences today Features extensive cross-references Provides multiple definitions, notes on word origins, and other useful features

Cell and Molecular Biology

Author: Gerald Karp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470483377
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Karp continues to help biologists make important connections between key concepts and experimentation. The sixth edition explores core concepts in considerable depth and presents experimental detail when it helps to explain and reinforce the concepts. The majority of discussions have been modified to reflect the latest changes in the field. The book also builds on its strong illustration program by opening each chapter with “VIP” art that serves as a visual summary for the chapter. Over 60 new micrographs and computer-derived images have been added to enhance the material. Biologists benefit from these changes as they build their skills in making the connection.

Essential Cell Biology

Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393679533
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cell biology is taught in classrooms around the world to provide students with a firm conceptual grounding in biology. This text provides basic, core knowledge about how cells work and uses colour images and diagrams to emphasize concepts and aid understanding.

Molecular and Cell Biology of Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications

Author: Francesco Belfiore
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805566441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The present volume summarizes current research on type 2 diabetes, its etiology, pathogenesis and long-term vascular and neurological consequences, with special emphasis on molecular and biochemical mechanisms. Alterations in insulin secretion are comprehensively treated, focusing on the role of glucokinase as glucose sensor. Moreover, insulin action is analyzed with regard to both nonoxidative glucose utilization and glucose oxidation. Concerning the complications in chronic diabetes, topics covered include the effects of high glucose concentration on cellular and endothelial functions and on the glucose phosphorylation rate in non-insulin-sensitive tissues. Furthermore, the role of oxidative stress and advanced glycation end products as well as the significance of alterations in lipoprotein structure are considered. Finally, the pericyte loss in retinopathy and microalbuminuria as related to cardiovascular risk are discussed. Taken as a whole, the contributions included in this book represent a large body of information that will be of great interest to diabetologists, endocrinologists and internists interested in both the basic and clinical aspects of diabetes and its complications.