ISBN: 9780323265188
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Saunders
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Cell Biology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by Thomas D. Pollard, MD, William C. Earnshaw, PhD, FRS and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323265188
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Saunders
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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.
    • 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!
    • New keystone chapter on the origin and evolution of life on earth probably the best explanation of evolution for cell biologists available!
    • Spectacular new artwork by gifted artist Graham Johnson of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. 200 new and 500 revised figures bring his keen insight to Cell Biology illustration and further aid the reader’s understanding.
    • New chapters and sections on the most dynamic areas of cell biology - Organelles and membrane traffic by Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz; RNA processing (including RNAi) by David Tollervey., updates on stem cells and DNA Repair.
    • ,More readable than ever. Improved organization and an accessible new design increase the focus on understanding concepts and mechanisms.
    • New guide to figures featuring specific organisms and specialized cells paired with a list of all of the figures showing these organisms. Permits easy review of cellular and molecular mechanisms.
    • New glossary with one-stop definitions of over 1000 of the most important terms in cell biology.
  • 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
  • Thomas D. Pollard, MD, Sterling Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, William C. Earnshaw, PhD, FRS, Professor and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, ICB, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD, Group Leader, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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