Mitochondria / Edition 2

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This book is the eagerly awaited Second Edition of the bestselling book widely acknowledged as the first modern, truly comprehensive work on mitochondria. Mitochondria, Second Edition brings readers up to date on the many significant findings that have occurred since the book was first published nearly a decade ago. As in that seminal first edition, this Second Edition tackles the biochemistry, genetics, and pathology of mitochondria in different organisms. The growth of the subject has required more emphasis on mammalian mitochondria, but fundamental new insights from other organisms are also included. The new edition provides thorough updates of all the literature concerning this vital organelle, its functions, ongoing research surrounding it, and its importance vis-a-vis a broad range of issues in cellular and molecular biology. Mitochondria, Second Edition includes detailed descriptions of current and developing technologies involved in mitochondrial research and discovery, and highlights subjects that are growing, such as the use of proteomics. Complete with black-and-white drawings and photographs, Mitochondria, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for all geneticists, biologists, and educators in the life sciences. It is also of interest to advanced students in genetics and molecular biology.

About the Author:
Immo E. Scheffler, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Biology (Molecular Biology Section) at the University of California, San Diego

Disc. biochemistry, cell biology & molecular genetics; func- tional characteristics, regulatory mechanism, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal American Aging Association
...very valuable, [...] I doubt that anyone could have done better.
Cell Biology International is up-to-date, remarkably comprehensive yet concise and contains something for everyone...a wide range of 'Cell Biologists' will find this book valuable.
From the Publisher
"...very valuable, [...] I doubt that anyone could have done better." (Journal American Aging Association, Vol 23, 2000)

" is up-to-date, remarkably comprehensive yet concise and contains something for everyone...a wide range of 'Cell Biologists' will find this book valuable." (Cell Biology International, 24th August, 2000)

"...a broadly conceived and lively account of mitochondrial biology and biochemistry...not written to be a textbook but, because he writes with such clarity and spark, such an organized and complete would serve very well as a...text." (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, Vol. 29, 2001)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470040737
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/9/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 1,075,216
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Immo E. Scheffler, PhD, is Professor in the Division of Biology (Molecular Biology Section) at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to this well-received book, Dr. Scheffler has more than 100 original publications in scientific literature and has written numerous book chapters.
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Table of Contents

1 History 1
2 Evolutionary Origin of Mitochondria 7
3 Structure and Morphology: Integration into the cell 15
4 Biogenesis 48
5 Mitochondrial Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation 141
6 Metabolic Pathways Inside Mitochondria 246
7 Mitochondrial Mutations and Disease 273
8 Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphisms and Anthropology 326
9 Mitochondria and Pharmacology 342
Glossary 345
Index 353
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