The fourth edition of "The Cell" has been thoroughly updated to reflect major advances in the field including the role of microRNAs in the regulation of gene expression, advances in stem cell biology as well as oncogenes and the rational design of new anticancer drugs. While retaining the overall structure and pedagogy that made previous editions so successful, the fourth edition now includes additional chapters on Programmed Cell Death and the Maintenance of Adult Tissues. There is also significant new material on topics like Signaling Networks, Cell-Matrix Interactions and Bioinformations to keep The Cell fresh, vibrant and perpetually appealing to students.
Table of Contents
An Overview of Cells and Cell Research - The Composition of Cells - Cell Metabolism - Fundamentals of Molecular Biology - The Organization and Sequences of Cellular Genomes - Replication, Maintenance and Rearrangements of Genomic DNA - RNA Synthesis and Processing - Protein Synthesis, Processing, and Regulation - The Nucleus - Protein Sorting and Transport: The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Apparatus, and Lysosomes - Bioenergetics and Metabolism: Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, and Peroxisomes - The Cytoskeleton - The Plasma Membrane - Cell Walls and the Extracellular Matrix (New Chapter) - Cell Signaling - The Cell Cycle - Programmed Cell Death and the Maintenance of Adult Tissues (New Chapter) - Cancer
GEOFFREY M. COOPER is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biology at Boston University, USA. ROBERT E. HAUSMAN is Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Biology at Boston University, USA.