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Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Volume 1, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-3-527-30543-8
716 pages
April 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This second edition of the Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, disease, and therapy at university and professional researcher level. With its 16 volumes, this is the most comprehensive and detailed treatment of molecular cell biology and molecular medicine available today. It represents a single source library for
  • Molecular Biologists
  • Cell Biologist
  • Biochemists
  • Structural Biologists
  • Gene Technologists
  • Developmental Biologists
  • Medicinal Chemists
  • Physicians
  • Biotechnologists
  • Pharmacologists

An Editorial Board composed of renowned experts from all over the world – Nobel laureates, including the 2007 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, Sir Martin Evans, Lasker Award winners and directors of prestigious institutes and university departments – guarantees the high quality and comprehensive scope of this work. All major disciplines comprising and supporting molecular cell biology and molecular medicine are covered in true Encyclopedic detail.

Each of the over 400 articles is conceived as a self-contained treatment and begins with an outline and a keyword section, including definitions. Descriptive illustrations – many in colour -, informative tables and a glossary of basic terms in each volume enable readers to understand articles without the need to consult a dictionary, textbook or other work. Numerous cross-references and a comprehensive bibliography round off every article.

Praise from the reviews:

"... It goes without saying that no library can afford to be without this new edition. Everyone working in the areas of molecular biology, genome research, medical science, or clinical research needs to have access to these volumes... " Angewandte Chemie

"... an authoritative reference source of the highest quality… It is extremely well written and well illustrated..."American Reference Books Annual (Library & Information Science Annual - on the first edition)

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Table of Contents



Editorial Board.


List of Contributors.

Color Plates.

Adipocytes (Todd Leff, James G. Granneman).

Aggregation, Protein (Jeannine M. Yon).

Aging and Sex, DNA Repair in (Carol Bernstein, Harris Bernstein).

AIDS/HIV, Molecular and Cell Biology (Andrew M. L. Lever).

Alternatively Spliced Genes (Jane Y. Wu, Liya Yuan, Necat Havlioglu).

Alzheimer’s Disease (Jun Wang, Silva Hecimovic, Alison Goate).

Animal Biotechnology and Modeling (Carl A. Pinkert, Michael H. Irwin, Robert L. Howell).

Annexins (Carl E. Creutz).

Anthology of Human Repetitive DNA (Vladimir V. Kapitonov, Adam Pavlicek, Jerzy Jurka).

Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis), Molecular Biology of (Kathryn B. Garber).

Antibody Molecules, Genetic Engineering of (Manuel L. Penichet, Sherie L. Morrison).

Antigen Presenting Cells (APCs) (Harald Kropshofer, Anne B.Vogt).

Antisense Oligonucleotides as Potential Drugs (Joachim W. Engels, Fritz Eckstein).

Antitumor Agents: Taxol and Taxanes – Production by Yew Cell Culture (Arthur G. Fett-Neto, Hideki Aoyagi, Hideo Tanaka, Frank DiCosmo).

Antitumor Steroids (Guy Leclercq).

Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity (Kenneth Michael Pollard).

Autoimmunity in Scleroderma (Yoshinao Muro, Kenji Sugimoto).

Bacterial Cell Culture Methods (Andrew S. Ball).

Bacterial Growth and Division (Stephen Cooper).

Bacterial Pathogenesis, Molecular Basis of (Melanie Filiatrault, Luciano Passador).

Bacteriorhodopsin, Molecular Biology of (Janos K. Lanyi).

Behavior Genes (Tanya Button, Peter McGuffin).

Biogenesis, Structure and Function of Lysosomes (James Fred Dice).

Bioinorganic Chemistry (R. Bruce Martin).

Biological Regulation by Protein Phosphorylation (Clay W Scott, Ratan V. Bhat, Gaochao Tian).

Glossary of Basic Terms.

The Twenty Amino Acids that are Combined to Form Proteins in Living Things.

The Twenty Amino Acids with Abbreviations and Messenger RNA Code Designations.

Complementary Strands of DNA with Base Pairing

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Author Information

Dr. Meyers earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California Los Angeles, was a post-doctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology and manager of chemical processes for TRW Inc. He has published in Science, written or edited 12 scientific books and his research has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is one of the most prolific science editors in the world having originated, organized and served as Editor-in-Chief of three editions of the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry and two editions of the present Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.
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There are excellent reviews for the 1st ed. Encyclopedia for Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine, which will serve as a model for the new edition with respect to aims, structure, and contents:
"...an authoritative reference source of the highest quality. ... It is extremely well written and well illustrated..." (American Reference Books Annual (Library & Information Science Annual)

"This series can be recommended without hesitation to a broad readership including students and qualified researchers...articles...set-up facilitates easy reading and rapid understanding...overwhelming amount of valuable data." (Molecular Biology Reports)

"...highly valuable and recommendable both for libraries and for laboratory use." (FEBS Letters)

"This series is a classic..." (Molecular Medicine Today (Trends in Molecular Medicine))

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