ISBN 9780195680782,Cell Signalling , Second Edition

Cell Signalling , Second Edition



I.K. International Pvt. Ltd

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780195680782

ISBN-10 0195680782


Language (English)
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 A focus on generic components of extra- and intracellular signalling pathways allows the student to gain a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of cell signalling before exploring how the individual components interact to form complex signalling pathways The ubiquity of key signalling mechanisms is highlighted, enabling students to see how similar mechanisms are conserved and harnessed in many different biological systems Two colour artworks enliven the text, and enable students to visualise the processes and interactions described more easily The student is directed to carefully chosen further reading articles, allowing them to readily explore key topics in more detail Online Resource Centre 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 Cyc