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Cell Signalling

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Cell Signalling

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Cell Signalling by John Hancock
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Signalling within and between cells is an essential part of many biological processes, from the development of the body, to the activity of our immune system. Recent advances in molecular cell biology have allowed us to identify the components of signalling pathways, and examine how they interact to form the carefully orchestrated and controlled networks on which the complexity of a living organism is built. Cell Signalling presents a carefully structured introduction to this intricate subject, introducing those conserved features which underlie many different extra-and intracellular signalling systems. Starting with an overview of cell signalling, highlighting its importance in many biological systems, the book goes on to explore the key components of extracellular and intracellular signalling mechanisms, before examining how these components come together to create the signalling pathways, which are so crucial to the survival of many living organisms. Companion Web Site - Includes figures from the book available to download to facilitate lecture preparation

Table of Contents

1. Aspects of Cell Signalling; 2. Extracellular Signals - Hormones, Cytokines, Growth Factors; 3. Detection of Extracellular Signals: The Role of Receptors; 4. Protein Phosphorylation, Kinases and Phosphatases; 5. Cyclic Nucleotides, Cyclases and G Proteins; 6. Inositol Phosphate Metabolism and Roles of Membrane Lipids; 7. Intracellular Calcium: Its Control and Role as an Intracellular Signal; 8. Reactive Oxygen Species, Reactive Nitrogen Species and Redox Signalling; 9. Insulin and the Signal Transduction Cascades it Invokes; 10. Perception of the Environment; 11. Life, death, and Apoptosis; 12. Cell Signalling: Importance, Complexity and Future
Release date Australia
March 3rd, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
numerous line figures
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
316
Dimensions
246x188x17
ISBN-13
9780199264674
Product ID
1808566

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