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Cell Biology: A Short Course, 3rd Edition

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This text tells the story of cells as the units of life in a colorful and student-friendly manner, taking an "essentials only" approach. By using the successful model of previously published "Short Courses," this text succeeds in conveying the key points without overburdening the reader with secondary information. The authors (all active researchers and educators) skillfully present concepts by illustrating them with clear diagrams and examples from current research. Special boxed sections focus on the importance of cell biology in medicine and industry today. This text is completely updated from the successful "Cell Biology, A Short Course, 2e," includes new chapters and now has a supporting website with tests and animations for students and power point slides and supplemental material for instructors: http://www.wileyshortcourse.com/cellbiology/default.asp
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Table of Contents

Preface xiii

1 CELLS AND TISSUES, 1

2 WATER AND MACROMOLECULES, 17

3 MEMBRANES AND ORGANELLES, 43

4 DNA STRUCTURE AND THE GENETIC CODE, 53

5 DNA AS A DATA STORAGE MEDIUM, 67

6 TRANSCRIPTION AND THE CONTROL OF GENE EXPRESSION, 81

7 RECOMBINANT DNA AND GENETIC

ENGINEERING, 99

8 MANUFACTURING PROTEIN, 123

9 PROTEIN STRUCTURE, 137

10 INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN TRAFFICKING, 157

11 HOW PROTEINS WORK, 175

12 ENERGY TRADING WITHIN THE CELL, 191

13 METABOLISM, 207

14 IONS AND VOLTAGES, 229

15 INTRACELLULAR SIGNALING, 251

16 INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION, 269

17 MECHANICAL MOLECULES, 283

18 CELL CYCLE AND THE CONTROL OF CELL NUMBER IN EUKARYOTES, 297

19 THE CELL BIOLOGY OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, 315

20 CASE STUDY: CYSTIC FIBROSIS, 329

Appendix, 339

Glossary, 343

Answers to Review Questions, 381

Index, 395

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Reviews

"This is a great introduction to cell biology, and it includes valuable sections on research methods and experimental findings. I highly recommend this for undergraduate and graduate students in the life sciences. Students interested in the health professions will appreciate the emphasis on topics of medical significance." (Doody's, 10 February 2012)

"Principally aimed at students of biology and pre-med courses it can be recommended for students of health sciences. Senior clinicians who have been witnessing recent developments but may not have had the benefit of structured instruction will find the book instructive, particularly the chapter on Recombinant DNA and Genetic Engineering." (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 2011)

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Cell Biology: A Short Course, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-1-118-00874-4
432 pages
October 2011
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Cell Biology: A Short Course, 3rd Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-52699-6
432 pages
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$83.95   BUY

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Cell Biology: A Short Course, 3rd Edition
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