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Cell Biology By C. A. Smith

Cell Biology
by C. A. Smith

This revised introduction to cell biology includes new chapters on cell culture, plant hormones, the cell cycle and cell death.
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Cell Biology by C. A. Smith

9. 2 Cell walls of flowering plants 287 Algal and protist cell walls 301 9. 3 9. 4 Fungal cells walls 304 Overview 305 9. 5 10 Animal hormones and local mediators 309 10. 1 Introduction 309 10. 2 Structure and classification of animal hormones and local mediators 309 10. 3 Structures of receptors in the cell membrane for hormones and local mediators 311 10. 4 Cyclic AMP as a second messenger 313 10. 5 Signalling by cyclic GMP: atrial naturetic peptides and nitric oxide 321 10. 6 Inositol trisphosphate and diacylglycerol as second messengers 322 10. 7 Receptors signalling through tyrosine phosphorylation 328 10. 8 Steroid hormones penetrate the cell membrane 330 10. 9 Overview 335 11 Plant hormones 339 11. 1 Introduction 339 11. 2 Biosynthesis and general effects of major plant hormones 342 11. 3 Mechanisms of plant hormone action 346 11. 4 Second messengers 351 11. 5 Other plant growth regulators 352 11. 6 Interactive effects of plant hormones 357 11. 7 Overview 358 12 Nerves, neurotransmitters and their receptors 361 12. 1 Introduction 361 12. 2 Resting potential 363 12. 3 Action potential 364 12. 4 Synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters and receptors 370 12. 5 The generation of action potentials by sensory stimuli 380 12. 6 Overview 388 13 Muscle contraction 391 13. 1 Introduction 391 The cell biology of skeletal muscle 392 13. 2 13. 3 Other muscle types 396 13. 4 Structural proteins of muscle 398 Energetics of muscle contraction 410 13.

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Table of Contents


1 Cells: an introduction.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Microscopy.- 1.3 Structure of cells.- 1.4 Classification of organisms by cell structure.- 1.5 The cell membrane.- 1.6 Membrane compartments.- 1.7 The cytosol.- 1.8 Compartmentation of eukaryotic cells.- 1.9 Cell fractionation.- 1.10 Overview.- 2 Bacteria and viruses.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Eubacteria.- 2.3 Archaea or Archaebacteria.- 2.4 Viruses.- 2.5 Viroids.- 2.6 Prions.- 2.7 Bacteria and viruses in biochemical research.- 2.8 Overview.- 3 Cell culture and biotechnology.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 The beginnings of animal and plant cell culture.- 3.3 Animal cell culture.- 3.4 Plant cell culture.- 3.5 The scale-up of animal and plant cell cultures.- 3.6 Animal cell products.- 3.7 Plant cell products.- 3.8 Overview.- 4 Chromatin and the nucleus.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Transformation in Streptococcus pneumoniae.- 4.3 The Hershey and Chase experiment.- 4.4 Tobacco mosaic virus.- 4.5 Evidence that DNA is the genetic material in eukaryotes.- 4.6 Exploiting DNA as the genetic material.- 4.7 The nucleoid.- 4.8 The nucleus.- 4.9 The nucleolus.- 4.10 Origin of the nucleus.- 4.11 Overview.- 5 Biological membranes.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Chemical components of biological membranes.- 5.3 Organization and fluidity of membrane components.- 5.4 Junctions between cells.- 5.5 The membrane as a dynamic entity.- 5.6 Cell signalling and cell recognition.- 5.7 Membrane transport.- 5.8 Overview.- 6 Mitochondria and chloroplasts.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Energy transduction pathways in mitochondria and chloroplasts.- 6.3 Mitochondria.- 6.4 Chloroplasts.- 6.5 Biogenesis of mitochondria and chloroplasts.- 6.6 Evolutionary origins of mitochondria and chloroplasts.- 6.7 Overview.- 7 The cytoskeleton.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 A brief history.- 7.3 The isolation and characterization of cytoskeletal proteins.- 7.4 Microfilaments.- 7.5 Intermediate filaments.- 7.6 Microtubules.- 7.7 The erythrocyte cytoskeleton.- 7.8 Movement of cells during the embryonic development of animals.- 7.9 Concluding remarks.- 7.10 Overview.- 8 The extracellular matrix.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Composition and structural diversity.- 8.3 The fibrous proteins.- 8.4 The ground substance.- 8.5 Extracellular matrix diversity.- 8.6 Focal adhesions: specialized cytoskeleton-extracellular matrix associations.- 8.7 Molecules that mediate cell adhesion.- 8.8 Membrane receptors for extracellular matrix macromolecules.- 8.9 Cell movement and matrix interaction.- 8.10 Regulation of receptor expression and function.- 8.11 Reciprocity, gene expression and cell shape.- 8.12 Overview.- 9 Eukaryotic cell walls.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Cell walls of flowering plants.- 9.3 Algal and protist cell walls.- 9.4 Fungal cells walls.- 9.5 Overview.- 10 Animal hormones and local mediators.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 Structure and classification of animal hormones and local mediators.- 10.3 Structures of receptors in the cell membrane for hormones and local mediators.- 10.4 Cyclic AMP as a second messenger.- 10.5 Signalling by cyclic GMP: atrial naturetic peptides and nitric oxide.- 10.6 Inositol trisphosphate and diacylglycerol as second messengers.- 10.7 Receptors signalling through tyrosine phosphorylation.- 10.8 Steroid hormones penetrate the cell membrane.- 10.9 Overview.- 11 Plant hormones.- 11.1 Introduction.- 11.2 Biosynthesis and general effects of major plant hormones.- 11.3 Mechanisms of plant hormone action.- 11.4 Second messengers.- 11.5 Other plant growth regulators.- 11.6 Interactive effects of plant hormones.- 11.7 Overview.- 12 Nerves, neurotransmitters and their receptors.- 12.1 Introduction.- 12.2 Resting potential.- 12.3 Action potential.- 12.4 Synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters and receptors.- 12.5 The generation of action potentials by sensory stimuli.- 12.6 Overview.- 13 Muscle contraction.- 13.1 Introduction.- 13.2 The cell biology of skeletal muscle.- 13.3 Other muscle types.- 13.4 Structural proteins of muscle.- 13.5 Energetics of muscle contraction.- 13.6 The role of Ca2+ in the regulation of muscle contraction and metabolism.- 13.7 Factors controlling muscle gene expression.- 13.8 Overview.- 14 Immunological defence.- 14.1 Introduction.- 14.2 Specificity of the immune response.- 14.3 Non-specific immunity.- 14.4 Specific immunity.- 14.5 The structure and function of antibodies.- 14.6 Cells and tissues of the specific immune response.- 14.7 Clonal selection.- 14.8 Antigen-presenting cells.- 14.9 Receptors on B and T lymphocytes.- 14.10 The major histocompatibility complex.- 14.11 Diversity of the immune response.- 14.12 Overview.- 15 Differentiation and development.- 15.1 Introduction.- 15.2 Stages of development in animals.- 15.3 Development in plants.- 15.4 Species used in the study of development.- 15.5 Totipotency, gene activity and differentiation.- 15.6 Determination, differentiation and developmental genetics.- 15.7 Positional information and the formation of pattern.- 15.8 Cell lineage studies.- 15.9 Cell differentiation and development in the nervous system.- 15.10 Overview.- 16 The cell cycle and cell death.- 16.1 Introduction.- 16.2 The cell cycle.- 16.3 Cell death.- 16.4 Overview.- Answers to questions.

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GOR001605518
Cell Biology by C. A. Smith
C. A. Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1996-10-03
560
0412631504
9780412631504
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