Functional Organization Of Vertebrate Plasma Membrane

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Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124171168
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Current Topics in Membranes is targeted toward scientists and researchers in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, providing the necessary membrane research to assist them in discovering the current state of a particular field and in learning where that field is heading. This volume covers recent breakthroughs in understanding the molecular and cellular basis for patterning vertebrate plasma membranes. A special emphasis is placed on physiological function with chapters covering signaling in the nervous system and heart, vision, and the immune system. consolidates subjects normally dispersed in the literature presents in one volume a subject that has undergone a recent molecular revolution authors are primary contributors and in some cases the founding figures in their fields

Dynamic Plasma Membranes Portals Between Cells And Physiology

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Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128054050
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This volume focuses on the recent advances in understanding plasma membrane organization and function beginning with simple systems and extending to specialized membrane domains of vertebrate cells. Written by leading experts in the field Contains original material, both textual and illustrative, that should become a very relevant reference material Presents material in a very comprehensive manner Ideal for both researchers in the field and general readers who will find relevant and up-to-date information

Basement Membranes

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Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128040912
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Basement Membranes focuses on specialized extracellular matrices that provide the scaffolds used and required by cells to organize themselves into tissues and organs. As basement membranes have been shown to be defective in numerous genetic and acquired diseases and to contribute to the microenvironment of both tumor cells and stem cells, this book presents a view of specific basement membrane components and their roles in development and disease, all written and commented on in chapters written by leaders in the basement membrane field. Written by leading experts in the basement membrane field Contains original material, both textual and illustrative, that should become a very relevant reference material Presents material in a very comprehensive manner Ideal for both researchers in the field and general readers who will find relevant and up-to-date information

Structural And Functional Organization Of The Synapse

Author: Johannes W. Hell
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387772324
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This new Springer volume, which comes complete with a free DVD, is a comprehensive and detailed overview of the synapse with emphasis on the glutamatergic synapse. Most chapters relate the synapse’s functional aspects to its molecular mechanisms. This approach shows which mechanisms are characterized on both the functional and structural level and can thus be considered firmly established. It’s an important text for neuroscientists and disease-oriented clinicians in neurology.

Organization Of The Early Vertebrate Embryo

Author: Nikolas Zagris
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306451324
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'This book gives many various insights, presented in 26 well-balanced chapters, all highly interesting...We can only highly recommed this book, which is fundamental for all progresses made in the given field.' øCellular and Molecular Biology

Na Channels From Phyla To Function

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Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 012809253X
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Na Channels from Phyla to Function, the latest volume in the Current Topics in Membranes series, is targeted toward scientists and researchers in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, providing the necessary membrane research to assist them in discovering the current state of a particular field and in learning where that field is heading. This volume offers an up-to-date presentation of the current knowledge in the field of Na Channels. Written by leading experts in the field of Na Channels Contains original material, both textual and illustrative, that make it a very relevant reference Presented in a very comprehensive manner Both researchers in the field and general readers will find this book relevant and up-to-date with regard to its information

Creating Modern Neuroscience The Revolutionary 1950s

Author: Gordon M. Shepherd MD, DPhil
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199741472
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For modern scientists, history often starts with last week's journals and is regarded as largely a quaint interest compared with the advances of today. However, this book makes the case that, measured by major advances, the greatest decade in the history of brain studies was mid-twentieth century, especially the 1950s. The first to focus on worldwide contributions in this period, the book ranges through dozens of astonishing discoveries at all levels of the brain, from DNA (Watson and Crick), through growth factors (Hamburger and Levi-Montalcini), excitability (Hodgkin and Huxley), synapses (Katz and Eccles), dopamine and Parkinson's (Carlsson), visual processing (Hartline and Kuffler), the cortical column (Mountcastle), reticular activating system (Morruzzi and Magoun) and REM sleep (Aserinsky), to stress (Selye), learning (Hebb) and memory (HM and Milner). The clinical fields are also covered, from Cushing and Penfield, psychosurgery and brain energy metabolism (Kety), to most of the major psychoactive drugs in use today (beginning with Delay and Deniker), and much more. The material has been the basis for a highly successful advanced undergraduate and graduate course at Yale, with the classic papers organized and accessible on the web. There is interest for a wide range of readers, academic, and lay because there is a focus on the creative process itself, on understanding how the combination of unique personalities, innovative hypotheses, and new methods led to the advances. Insight is given into this process through describing the struggles between male and female, student and mentor, academic and private sector, and the roles of chance and persistence. The book thus provides a new multidisciplinary understanding of the revolution that created the modern field of neuroscience and set the bar for judging current and future advances.

Functional Organization Of The Plant Nucleus

Author: Iris Meier
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540710582
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In a presentation to the Linnean Society of London in November 1831, the Scottish botanist Robert Brown (perhaps better known for his discovery of Brownian motion) mentioned almost as an afterthought that in orchid epidermal cells, a single “circular areola” could be seen, a “nucleus of the cell as perhaps it might be termed.” Thus, the term “nucleus” (from Latin nucleus or nuculeus, “little nut” or kernel) was born for the compartment of the eukaryotic cell that contains the maj- ity of genetic information. One hundred and seventy-seven years later, we know that the nucleus is the site where genetic information is stored in the form of DNA, and where it is protected from damage, duplicated, divided, recombined, repaired, and “expressed.” For the latter, the genetic information is faithfully transcribed from DNA to RNA, then released from the nucleus into the surrounding cytoplasm. Most likely translated into polypeptide chains, the information re-enters the nucleus in the form of diverse proteins that function in the processes listed above.

Sensory Reception

Author: I︠A︡kov Abramovich Vinnikov
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9780387066745
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Cell And Molecular Biology Of Vertebrate Hard Tissues

Author: David Evered
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470513640
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Brings together the latest research in the cellular and molecular biology of bones and teeth, including applications to medical and dental practice. An interdisciplinary group of contributors addresses control of bone formation, resorption and remodelling, osteoblast differentiation and osteoclast activity, factors influencing dental extracellular matrix biomineralization, non-collagen proteins in bone and their function, hormonal regulation of bone growth, and more.