Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell

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Overview

The definitive text in cell biology


As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill this vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824036966
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/1989
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 1308
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Bruce Alberts received his PhD from Harvard University and is Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. For 12 years, he served as President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005).

Alexander Johnson received his PhD from Harvard University and is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at the University of California, San Francisco.

Julian Lewis received his DPhil from the University of Oxford and was a Principal Scientist at the London Research Institute of Cancer Research UK.

David Morgan received his PhD from the University of California, San Francisco , and is Professor of the Department of Physiology as well as the Vice Dean for Research for the School of Medicine at UCSF

Martin Raff received his MD from McGill University and is at the Medical Research Council Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology and the Biology Department at University College London.

Keith Roberts received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and is Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Peter Walter received his PhD from The Rockefeller University in New York and is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE CELL
1. Cells and Genomes
2. Cell Chemistry and Bioenergetics
3. Proteins
BASIC GENETIC MECHANISMS
4. DNA, Chromosomes, and Genomes
5. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
6. How Cells Read the Genome: From DNA to Protein
7. Control of Gene Expression
WAYS OF WORKING WITH CELLS
8. Analyzing Cells, Molecules, and Systems
9. Visualizing Cells
INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CELL
10. Membrane Structure
11. Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the
Electrical Properties of Membranes
12. Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting
13. Intracellular Membrane Traffic
14. Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
15. Cell Signaling
16. The Cytoskeleton
17. The Cell Cycle
18. Cell Death
CELLS IN THEIR SOCIAL CONTEXT
19. Cell Junctions and the Extracellular Matrix
20. Cancer
21. Development of Multicellular Organisms
22. Stem Cells and Tissue Renewal
23. Pathogens and Infection
24. The Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems

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