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Author Alberts, Bruce, author

Title Molecular biology of the cell / Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, David Morgan, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter ; with problems by John Wilson, Tim Hunt
Edition Sixth edition
Published New York, NY : Garland Science, Taylor and Francis Group, [2015]
©2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color
Contents Part I. Introduction to the cell. Cells and genomes ; Cell chemistry and bioenergetics ; Proteins -- Part II. Basic genetic mechanisms. DNA, chromosomes, and genomes ; DNA replication, repair, and recombination ; How cells read the genome : from DNA to protein ; Control of gene expression -- Part III. Ways of working with cells. Analyzing cells, molecules, and systems ; Visualizing cells -- Part IV. Internal organization of the cell. Membrane structure ; Membrane transport of small molecules and the electrical properties of membranes ; Intracellular compartments and protein sorting ; Intracellular membrane traffic ; Energy conversion : mitochondria and chloroplasts ; Cell signaling ; The cytoskeleton ; The cell cycle ; Cell death ; Cell junctions and the extracellular matrix -- Part V. Cells in their social context. Cancer ; Development of multicellular organisms ; Stem cells and tissue renewal ; Pathogens and infection ; The innate and adaptive immune systems -- Glossary
Summary When things change, cells respond. Every cell, from the humble bacterium to the most sophisticated eukaryotic cell, monitors its intracellular and extracellular environment, processes the information it gathers, and responds accordingly. Long before multicellular creatures roamed the Earth, unicellular organisms had developed mechanisms for responding to physical and chemical changes in their environment. These almost certainly included mechanisms for responding to the presence of other cells. The fundamental features of cell signaling have been conserved throughout the evolution of the eukaryotes. Cells in multicellular animals communicate by means of hundreds of kinds of extracellular signal molecules. These include proteins, small peptides, amino acids, nucleotides, steroids, retinoids, fatty acid derivatives, and even dissolved gases such as nitric oxide and carbon monoxide. A typical cell in a multicellular organism is exposed to hundreds of different signal molecules in its environment. Most cells respond to many different signals in the environment, and some of these signals may influence the response to other signals.
Notes Preceded by Molecular biology of the cell / Bruce Alberts [and others]. 5th ed. c2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Cytology.
Molecular biology.
Cells.
Molecular Biology.
Reading List HME911 recommended text 2020
SLE346 recommended text 2019
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781315735368 (electronic bk.)
1315735369 (electronic bk.)