Applied Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers / Edition 1

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A Guide to the Fundamentals and Latest Concepts

of Molecular and Cell Biology

Bridging the gap between biology and engineering, Applied Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers uses clear, straightforward language to introduce you to the cutting-edge concepts of molecular and cell biology.

Written by an international team of engineers and life scientists, this vital tool contains “clinical focus boxes” and “applications boxes” in each chapter to link biology and engineering in today's world. To help grasp complex material quickly and easily, a glossary is provided.

Applied Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers features:

  • Clear descriptions of cell structures and functions
  • Detailed coverage of cellular communication
  • In-depth information on cellular energy conversion
  • Concise facts on information flow across generations
  • A succinct guide to the evolution of cells to organisms

Inside This Biomedical Engineering Guide

Biomolecules: • Energetics • Components of the cell • Cell Morphology: • Cell membranes • Cell organelles • Enzyme Kinetics: • Steady-state kinetics • Enzyme inhibition • Cellular Signal Transduction: • Receptor binding • Apoptosis • Energy Conversion: • Cell metabolism • Cell respiration • Cellular Communication: • Direct • Local • Long distance • Cellular Genetics: • DNA and RNA synthesis and repair • Cell Division and Growth: • Cell cycle • Mitosis • Stem cells • Cellular Development: • Germ cells and fertilization • Limb development • From Cells to Organisms: • Cell differentiation • Systems biology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071472425
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/17/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabi Nindl is an assistant professor of cellular and

integrative physiology and a

research professor of applied biology and biomedical engineering.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Molecules of Life

Biological molecules

Biological synthesis of molecules

Cellular metabolism

Chapter 2: Cells and their Morphology

Cell membranes

Membranous Organelles (nucleus, mitochondria, ER, Golgi, lysosomes)

Non-membraneous organelles (cytoskeleton, centrioles, ribosomes)


Difference in plant cells (plastids, cell wall, vacuoles)

Chapter 3: Functioning of Cells

Cellular Signaling

Receptor – Ligand interaction

Gases (NO, CO, ROS,…)

Energy conversion by mitochondria and choloroplasts

Chapter 4: Cellular Communication

Direct (Cell junctions, adhesions)

Local communication (paracrine, autocrine)

Long distance communication (electrical, hormonal)

Chapter 5: Cell Division

Cell cycle


Chapter 6: Genetic mechanisms

DNA, RNA synthesis, repair

DNA transcription

DNA translation

Chapter 7: Cell Development

Germ cells, stem cells

Cell growth

Cell death

Chapter 8: Cell Differentiation

Epithelial cells

Muscle cells

Neuronal cells

Blood cells

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