Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology

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Overview

"Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology provides the reader with what is missing from most targeted introductions to pathology; the cell biology behind pathophysiology. By bridging molecular concepts of pathogenesis to the clinical expression of disease in cell, tissue and organ; the text provides the student with the background necessary for the understanding of today’s advances in pathology and medicine. The book is compact, easy to follow, filled with useful tables and figures and deserves reading by students and professionals interested in the molecular basis of disease."

—Howard Reisner PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

"Finally, a book that captures the real world environment of molecular diagnosis and pathology of a comprehensive range of diseases while establishing a foundation in the basics of molecular biology is available in Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology! The clinical hospital laboratory has become a critical link in the rapidly changing way in which we diagnose disease with respect to molecular diagnostics. It has been challenging to embed the fundamentals of molecular diagnosis to students of clinical laboratory science (CLS) programs without a resource of the most current, state-of-the-art molecular foundations. Essential Concepts has not only offered an outstanding textbook to build future CLS practitioners, but it also represents an outstanding "working" resource for the established molecular pathologist and others involved biomedical research. As the title states, the individual chapters relate the most important points about specific topics with excellent figures and examples while directing the user to Suggested Readings for more in-depth coverage. The editors have put together a wonderful resource for allied health programs and similar professionals to use as a textbook or as a companion to a more comprehensive molecular pathology offering."

—Rodney E. Rohde, MS, SV, SM, MP (ASCP), AssociateProfessor, Texas State University-San Marcos, Clinical Laboratory Science, San Marcos, TX, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123744180
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William B. Coleman, PhD is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Graduate Studies for the Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC). Dr. Coleman is co-director of the UNC Program in Translational Medicine, and co-director of the Environmental Pathology Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training Program. In addition, he is affiliated with the Curriculum in Toxicology and is a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Coleman is actively involved in teaching biomedical graduate students and is a three-time recipient of the Joe W. Grisham Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching from the Molecular and Cellular Pathology graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Coleman is active in the leadership of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, and is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research. He serves on the editorial boards of Clinica Chimica Acta, The American Journal of Pathology, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Laboratory Investigation, and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for 48 other journals. Dr. Coleman’s major research interests are in the molecular pathogenesis of human cancers, with a specific interest in breast cancer epigenetics, liver carcinogenesis, and lung cancer biology. His research has been funded by the NIH/NCI, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Coleman is the author of over 100 original research articles, reviews, and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Coleman has co-edited or co-authored six books on topics related to molecular pathology, molecular diagnostics, and the molecular pathogenesis of human cancer.

Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D., H.C.L.D., C.C. is Professor of Pathology, Director, Molecular Pathology, and Co-Director Translational Research Program, Department of Pathology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and The Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, USA

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Table of Contents

PART I Essential Pathology - Mechanisms of Disease

Chapter 1 Cell Injury, Cell Death, and Cellular Adaptation

John J. Lemasters, M.D., Ph.D.

Chapter 2 Acute and Chronic Inflammation

Vladislav Dolgachev, Ph.D. and Nicholas W. Lukacs, Ph.D.

Chapter 3 Infection and Host Response

Sheldon M. Campbell, M.D., Ph.D. and Margret Oethinger, M.D.,Ph.D.

Chapter 4 Neoplasia

William B. Coleman, Ph.D., and Tara Rubinas, M.D.

PART II Concepts in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Chapter 5 Basic Concepts in Human Molecular Genetics

W. Edward Highsmith, Ph.D., and Kara A. Mensink, M.S., C.G.C.

Chapter 6 The Human Genome: Implications for the Understanding of Human Disease

William B. Coleman, Ph.D, Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D. and Ashley Rivenbark, M.D.

Chapter 7 The Human Transcriptome: Implications for the Understanding of Human Disease

Reinhold Schafer, Ph.D., Matthias E. Futschik, Ph.D., Wolfgang Kemmner, Ph.D., and Christine Sers, Ph.D.

Chapter 8 The Human Epigenome: Implications for the Understanding of Human Disease

Manel Esteller, Ph.D. and Maria Berdasco, Ph.D.

Chapter 9 The Human Proteome: Implications for the Understanding of Human Disease

Lance Liotta, Ph.D., Virginia Espina, Claudia Fredolini, Weidong Zhou, and Emanuel Petricoin

Chapter 10 Integrative Systems Biology: Implications for the Understanding of Human Disease

M. Michael Barmada, Ph.D. and David C. Whitcomb

PART III Principles and Practice of Molecular Pathology

Chapter 11 Pathology: The Clinical Description of Human Disease

William K. Funkhouser, M.D., Ph.D.

Chapter 12 Molecular Pathogenesis: The Biological Basis of Human Disease

William B. Coleman, Ph.D, and Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D.

Chapter 13 Integration of Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis

Jason H. Moore, Ph.D., and C. Harker Rhodes, M.D.

PART IV Molecular Pathology of Human Disease

Chapter 14 Molecular Basis of Cardiovascular Disease

Avrum I. Gotlieb, M.D.C.M. and Amber Chang Liu

Chapter 15 Molecular Basis of Hemostatic and Thrombotic Diseases

Nigel S. Key, M.D., and Alice Ma, M.D.

Chapter 16 Molecular Basis of Lymphoid and Myeloid Diseases

Dong-Er Zhang, Ph.D. and Joseph Biggs, Ph.D.

Chapter 17 Molecular Basis of Diseases of Immunity

David O. Beenhouwer, Ph.D.

Chapter 18 Molecular Basis of Pulmonary Disease

Dani S. Zander, M.D., and Carol Farver, M.D.

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Chapter 19 Molecular Basis of Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Antonio Sepulveda, M.D., Ph.D. and Dara L. Aisner, M.D., Ph.D.

Chapter 20 Molecular Basis of Liver Disease

Satdarshan P. Singh Monga, M.D. and Jaideep Behari, M.D.

Chapter 21 Molecular Basis of Diseases of the Exocrine Pancreas

Markus M. Lerch, M.D.

Chapter 22 Molecular Basis of Diseases of the Endocrine System

Malcolm M. Martin, M.D., Arlene L. Martin, M.D., Alan L.Y. Pang, Ph.D., and Wai-Yee Chan, Ph.D.

Chapter 23 Molecular Basis of Gynecologic Diseases

Samuel Chi-ho Mok, Ph.D., Kwong-Kwok Wong, Ph.D., Karen Lu, M.D., Karl Munger, Ph.D., and Zoltan Nagymanyoki, Ph.D.

Chapter 24 Molecular Pathogenesis of Diseases of the Kidney

Amy K. Mottl, M.D., M.P.H., and Carla Nester, M.D., M.S.A.

Chapter 25 Molecular Basis of Prostate Disease

William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Angelo M. De Marzo, M.D., Ph.D., and Carlise R. Bethel, M.D., Ph.D.

Chapter 26 Molecular Basis of Breast Disease

Christos Sotiriou, M.D., Ph.D., Natasha Snoj, Phuong Dinh, and Philippe Bedard

Translational Research Unit, Jules Bordet Institute, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Chapter 27 Molecular Basis of Skin Disease

John A. McGrath, Ph.D., and Vesarat Wessagowit, M.D., Ph.D.

Chapter 28 Molecular Basis of Diseases of the Nervous System

Joshua A. Sonnen, M.D., C. Dirk Keene, M.D., Robert F. Hevner, M.D., and Thomas J. Montine, M.D., Ph.D.

PART V Practice of Molecular Medicine

Chapter 29 Molecular Diagnosis of Human Disease

Grant Bullock, M.D., Ph.D., and Lawrence M. Silverman, Ph.D.

Chapter30 Molecular Assessment of Human Disease in the Clinical Laboratory

Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D. and Joel A. Lefferts, M.D.

Chapter 31 Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine in the Treatment of Human Disease

Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D. and Hong Kee Lee, Ph.D.

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