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“Enthralls the reader….Core concepts are explained from first principles in a manner that is lucid and unambiguous....That the authors have assembled a seminal cell biology textbook cannot be disputed….really ought to be an intrinsic part of every bioscience undergraduate’s essential reading.”

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"…the language and terminology used by the authors remain focused at a level appropriate to and accessible by undergraduate students….New users of the textbook will find it accessible and approachable….The instructor resources remain a valuable addition….I highly recommend it to all.”

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"This attractive, accessible, visually oriented text covers the fundamentals of cell biology required to understand biomedical and broader issues that affect students' lives."

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“Essential Cell Biology, fourth edition, provides an up-to-date introduction to the fundamental concepts of cell biology as well as rapidly growing fields such as stem cell biology, development, and cancer....

This book is ideal for students taking an introductory cell or molecular biology course, yet is also suitable for individuals looking to simply refresh their understanding of some of the basics of cell biology....Students will gain a broad understanding of biological processes from the latest edition of Essential Cell Biology, which will also help them as they advance to more specialized topics of biology and biomedical research.” –Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

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. He is the editor-in-chief of Science magazine. For 12 years he served as President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005).

Dennis Bray received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently an active emeritus professor at University of Cambridge. In 2006 he was awarded the Microsoft European Science Award.

Karen Hopkin received her PhD in biochemistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a science writer in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a regular columnist for The Scientist and a contributor to Scientific American's daily podcast, "60-Second Science."

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 is an Emeritus Scientist at the London Research Institute of Cancer Research UK.

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

Keith Roberts received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and was Deputy Director of the John Innes Centre, Norwich. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia.

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

Contents and Special Features:

Chapter 1 Cells: The Fundamental Units of Life 

Panel 1–1 Microscopy 

Panel 1–2 Cell Architecture 

How We Know: Life’s Common Mechanisms 

Chapter 2 Chemical Components of Cells 

How We Know: What Are Macromolecules? 

Panel 2–1 Chemical Bonds and Groups 

Panel 2–2 The Chemical Properties of Water 

Panel 2–3 An Outline of Some of the Types of Sugars 

Panel 2–4 Fatty Acids and Other Lipids 

Panel 2–5 The 20 Amino Acids Found in Proteins

Panel 2–6 A Survey of the Nucleotides 

Panel 2–7 The Principal Types of Weak Noncovalent Bonds

Chapter 3 Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis 

Panel 3–1 Free Energy and Biological Reactions 

How We Know: Measuring Enzyme Performance 

Chapter 4 Protein Structure and Function 

Panel 4–1 A Few Examples of Some General Protein Functions 

Panel 4–2 Making and Using Antibodies 

How We Know: Probing Protein Structure 

Panel 4–3 Cell Breakage and Initial Fractionation of Cell Extracts 

Panel 4–4 Protein Separation by Chromatography 

Panel 4–5 Protein Separation by Electrophoresis 

Chapter 5 DNA and Chromosomes 

How We Know: Genes Are Made of DNA 

Chapter 6 DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination 

How We Know: The Nature of Replication 

Chapter 7 From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome 

How We Know: Cracking the Genetic Code 

Chapter 8 Control of Gene Expression 

How We Know: Gene Regulation—the Story of Eve 

Chapter 9 How Genes and Genomes Evolve

How We Know: Counting Genes 

Chapter 10 Modern Recombinant DNA Technology

How We Know: Sequencing The Human Genome 

Chapter 11 Membrane Structure 

How We Know: Measuring Membrane Flow 

Chapter 12 Transport Across Cell Membranes 

How We Know: Squid Reveal Secrets of Membrane Excitability 

Chapter 13 How Cells Obtain Energy From Food 

Panel 13–1 Details of the 10 Steps of Glycolysis

Panel 13–2 The Complete Citric Acid Cycle 

How We Know: Unraveling the Citric Acid Cycle 

Chapter 14 Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts

How We Know: How Chemiosmotic Coupling Drives ATP Synthesis 

Panel 14–1 Redox Potentials 

Chapter 15 Intracellular Compartments and Protein Transport 

How We Know: Tracking Protein and Vesicle Transport 

Chapter 16 Cell Signaling 

How We Know: Untangling Cell Signaling Pathways 

Chapter 17 Cytoskeleton 

How We Know: Pursuing Microtubule-Associated Motor Proteins 

Chapter 18 The Cell-Division Cycle 

How We Know: Discovery of Cyclins and Cdks 

Panel 18–1 The Principal Stages of M Phase in an Animal Cell 

Chapter 19 Sexual Reproduction and the Power of Genetics 

Panel 19–1 Some Essentials of Classical Genetics 

How We Know: Using SNPs To Get a Handle on Human Disease 

Chapter 20 Cell Communities: Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer 

How We Know: Making Sense of the Genes That Are Critical for Cancer 

About The Book:

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Garland Science; 4th edition (October 15, 2013)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Pages ‏ : ‎ 864 

File: PDF, 40 MB

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