With its acclaimed author team, cutting-edge content, emphasis on medical relevance, and coverage based on key experiments, Molecular Cell Biology has justly earned an impeccable reputation as an exciting and authoritative...
With its acclaimed author team, cutting-edge content, emphasis on medical relevance, and coverage based on key experiments, Molecular Cell Biology has justly earned an impeccable reputation as an exciting and authoritative textbook. Avoiding an encyclopedic approach, the book grounds its coverage in the experiments that define our understanding of cell biology, engaging students with the exciting breakthroughs that define the field’s history and point to its future. The authors, all world-class researchers and teachers, incorporate medically relevant examples where appropriate to help illustrate the connections between cell biology and health and human disease.
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- Highlights advances in basic cellular and molecular biology that led to new treatments for cancer and other significant human diseases.
- Includes plant-specific topics with particular relevance to our lives, including aspects of cell structure and function that are unique to plants, plant development, and plant biotechnology applications directed toward solving problems in agriculture and medicine.
- New Co-Author, Kelsey Martin, UCLA, Dr. Martin teaches basic neurobiology to undergraduate, graduate, dental, and medical students. Her laboratory uses Aplysia and mouse models to understand the cell and molecular biology of long-term memory formation
- Chapter 1, Molecules, Cells, and Model Organisms, a complete overview of evolution, molecules, different forms of life, and model organisms used to study cell biology, now includes a survey of eukaryotic organelles (previously in Chapter 9).
- Chapter 4, Culturing and Visualizing Cells (previously Chapter 9) has been moved forward to reflect the increasing importance of techniques used to study cells. Updates include coverage of light sheet microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and two-photon excitation microscopy.
- Chapter 12, Cellular Energetics, now brings together all aspects of mitochondria and chloroplast structure and function, including a new discussion of mitochondrial-associated membranes (MAMs) and of communication between mitochondria and the rest of the cell.
- More Accessible Coverage of Cell Signalling:
- Chapter 15, Signal Transduction and G Protein-Coupled Receptors begins with an overview of the concepts in cell signaling and methods for studying cell signaling, then follows with examples of G protein-coupled receptors performing multiple roles in different cells.
- Chapter 16, Signaling Pathways That Control Gene Expression now focuses on gene expression, beginning with a new discussion of Smads.
- Chapter 22, New Cells of the Nervous System, thoroughly revised by new coauthor Kelsey Martin, highlights several new developments in the field.
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