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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0122896327, Paperback)Signal Transduction now in paperback, is a text reference on cellular signalling processes. Starting with the basics, it explains how cells respond to external cues (hormones, cytokines, neurotransmitters, adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix, etc), and shows how these inputs are integrated and co-ordinated. The first half of the book provides the conceptual framework, explaining the formation and action of second messengers, particulary cyclic nucleotides and calcium, and the mediation of signal pathways by GTP-binding proteins. The remaining chapters deal with the formation of complex signalling cascades employed by cytokines and adhesion molecules, starting at the membrane and ending in the nucleus, there to regulate gene transcription. In this context, growth is an important potential outcome and this has relevance to the cellular transformations that underlie cancer. The book ends with a description at the molecular level of how signalling proteins interact with their environment and with each other through their structural domains. Each main topic is introduced with a historical essay, detailing the sources key observations and experiments that set the scence for recent and current work.
* Coherent, precise text providing insight in depth to a subject that is central to cell biology and fundamental to many areas of biomedicine
* Conceptual colour artwork assists with the comprehension of key topics
* Extensive referencing provides an invaluable link to the core and historical literature
* Margin notes highlighting milestones in the evolution of our understanding of signalling mechanisms
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Up-to-date, inclusive coverage of targeting transduction pathways for research and medical intervention * In-depth coverage of nuclear receptors, including steps in isolation of steriod hormones and the discovery of intracellular hormone receptors; Tyrosine protein kinases and adaptive immunity; and intracellular calcium * Extensive conceptual colour artwork to assist with comprehension of key topics * Instrumental margin notes highlight milestones in signalling mechanisms DESCRIPTION: Signal Transduction is a thorough, well-illustrated study in cellular signaling processes. Beginning with the basics, this book shows how cells respond to external cues, hormones, growth factors, cytokines, cell surfaces, etc., and further instructs how these inputs are integrated. Instruction continues with up-to-date, inclusive coverage of intracellular calcium, nuclear receptors, tyrosine protein kinases and adaptive immunity, and targeting transduction pathways for research and medical intervention. Signal Transduction serves as an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate researchers, and established scientists working in cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, and related fields.
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