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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 series is a classic..." - Molecular Medicine Today/Trends in Molecular Medicine

The second edition of this highly acclaimed, sixteen-volume Encyclopedia now contains 150 new articles and extended coverage of cell biology. It is thus the most comprehensive and most detailed treatment of molecular biology, cell biology and molecular medicine available today -- designed in collaboration with a founding board of 10 Nobel laureates.
As such, the Encyclopedia provides a single-source library of the molecular basis of life, with a focus on molecular medicine, discussing in detail the latest advances of the post-genomic era.
Each of the approximately 425 articles is written as a self-contained treatment, beginning with an outline and a key word section plus definitions. Peer-reviewed, they are written in a review-like style, complemented by an extensive bipartite bibliography of reviews and books as well as primary papers. A glossary of basic terms completes each volume and defines the most commonly used terms in molecular biology. Together with the introductory illustrations found in each volume, the articles are comprehensible for readers at every level without resorting to a dictionary, textbook, or other reference.

Praise for the first edition:

"...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

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Table of Contents

NUCLEIC ACIDS
Amplification
Cleavage
Denaturization
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Structure
Disease
DNA RNA Hybrids
Evolution
Extrachromosomal DNA
Genetics, General
Nucleic Acid-Protein Complexes
Oligonucleotides
Processes
Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) structure
DNA Replication and Transcription
RNA Translation to Protein
PROTEINS, PEPTIDES AND AMINO ACIDS
Amino Acids
Analysis
Enzymes
Folding
Mechanisms
Modeling
Peptides
Structure
Structural Genomics
Types
STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION TECHNIQUES (DNA, RNA AND PROTEIN)
Chromatography
General
Labeling
Large Structures
Mapping
Mass Spectrometry
Microscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Sequencing
Spectroscopy
X-ray diffraction
BIOCHEMISTRY
Assay Methods
Bioorganic Chemistry
Carbohydrates
Chirality
Energetics
Enzymes
Genetics
Inorganics
Lipids
Mechanisms
Metabolism
Neurology
Vitamins
CELLULAR BIOLOGY
Bacteria
Cloning
Developmental Cell Biology
Diseases
Dynamics
Fertilization
Immunology
Organelles
Senses
Structural Biology
Techniques
BIOMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS
Cell Properties
Cells
Charge Transfer
Immunology
Recognition
Senses
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF SPECIFIC ORGANS OR SYSTEMS
Excretory
Extracellular
Muscular
Neurobiology
Reproductive
Skin
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF SPECIFIC ORGANISMS
Algae
Amoeba
Birds
Fish
Insects
Mammals
Microbes
Nematodes
Parasites
Plants
Viruses
Yeasts
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF SPECIFIC DISEASES
Cancer
Circulatory Diseases
Digestive Diseases
Endocrine Diseases
Environmental Stress
Immune Diseases
Infectious Diseases
Lipid Storage Disorder
Neurological Diseases
Radiation Diseases
Viral Diseases
PHARMACOLOGY
Chemistry
Diseases
Gene Therapy
General
Genetics
Synthetic
Toxicology
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Applications
Chemicals Production
Diagnostics
Electronics
Gene Altered Animals
Gene Altered Bacterial
Gene Altered Fungae
Immunology
Laboratory Techniques
Legal
Materials
Nanotechnology
Polymers
Process Engineering
Production of Classes or Specific Chemicals
Sensors
Unit Operations
Vaccine Production
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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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Reviews

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)
See More
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