886 pages, illustrations
The ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate cell biology courses, the Third Edition of Lewin's Cells continues to offer current coverage of the structure, organization, growth, regulation, movements, and interaction of cells, with an emphasis on eukaryotic cells. Thoroughly updated, Lewin's Cells provides students with the "big picture" view of the world of the cell. Under the direction of three expert lead editors, readers learn how the different elements of the cell interact, painting a picture of all the moving parts within a cell's function. A new box feature throughout titled Cells in Action, examines how cells "behave," such as hunting for infectious agents, etc.
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 What is a cell?
Chapter 2 Bioenergetics and Cellular Metabolism
Chapter 3 DNA Replication, repair, and recombination
Chapter 4 Gene Expression and Regulation
Chapter 5 Protein Structure and Function
Part 2 Membranes and Transport Mechanisms
Chapter 6 Transport of Ions and Small Molecules Across Membranes
Chapter 7 Membrane Targeting of Proteins
Chapter 8 Protein Trafficking Between Membranes
Part 3 The Nucleus
Chapter 9 Nuclear Structure and Transport
Chapter 10 Chromatin and Chromosomes
Part 4 The Cytoskeleton
Chapter 11 Microtubules
Chapter 12 Actin
Chapter 13 Intermediate filaments
Part 5 Cell Division, Apoptosis, and Cancer
Chapter 14 Mitosis
Chapter 15 Cell Cycle Regulation
Chapter 16 Apoptosis
Chapter 17 Cancer: Principles and Overview
Part 6 Cell Communication
Chapter 18 Principles of Cell Signaling
Chapter 19 The Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion
Part 7 Prokaryotic and Plant Cells
Chapter 20 Prokaryotic Cell Biology
Chapter 21 Plant Cell Biology
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George Plopper is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology at Harvard University, then completed his postdoctoral training in Cell Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Dr. Plopper served as Assistant Professor at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to his present position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has taught cell biology to undergraduate and graduate students since 1985, receiving four teaching awards. He was named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.