This exciting collection of review articles provides a comprehensive introduction to this important area of molecular biology – written by the world's top molecular and cellular biologists. Each chapter begins with the basic concepts and progresses to a state-of-the-art review of current literature, making Gene Expression: General and Cell-Type Specific invaluable for students entering the field. Seasoned researchers will value the keen insights into related areas, such as immunology, neuroscience, and endocrinology.
Topics include: Basic transcription; Cell differentiation and plasticity; Gene regulation by steroid hormones; Cellular proliferation; Muscle-specific gene expression; Gene expression and differentiation in the hematopoietic system; Hepatic gene expression and its regulation; Gene expression and differentiation of neuroendocrine cells. Gene Expression: General and Cell-Type Specific is the first in a series covering all aspects of gene expression and regulation, and related areas of molecular biology.