Communication Within Animal Cells

Paperback | November 1, 1994

byGreg J. Barritt

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The ordered growth and functioning of animal cells requires the transfer of information from one part of the cell to another. This information comes from a bewildering variety of sources, both within and outside the cell. Hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors and extracellularmetabolites interact with specific receptors on the plasma membrane or in the cytoplasm. Inside the cell, information is relayed by intracellular messengers, including cyclic nucleotides, inositol polyphosphates, diacylglycerol and calcium, and by GTP-binding proteins, protein kinases, andDNA-binding proteins. Finely balanced interactions between these different signalling pathways ensure that the required response occurs, and abnormalities in any of the components of the system can lead to a variety of diseases, including cancer. This textbook brings together and puts intoperspective a large body of knowledge about intracellular signalling systems. Written in a clear and authoritative style, with many illustrations,

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This textbook brings together and puts into perspective a large body of knowledge about intracellular signaling systems. Written in a clear and authoritative style. With many illustrations, it will be invaluable to students on advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. It also provides a detailed introduction to a review of this cent...

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The ordered growth and functioning of animal cells requires the transfer of information from one part of the cell to another. This information comes from a bewildering variety of sources, both within and outside the cell. Hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors and extracellularmetabolites interact with specific receptors on the pl...

Greg J. Barritt is at Flinders University of South Australia.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.91 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198547269

ISBN - 13:9780198547266

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This textbook brings together and puts into perspective a large body of knowledge about intracellular signaling systems. Written in a clear and authoritative style. With many illustrations, it will be invaluable to students on advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. It also provides a detailed introduction to a review of this central topic for researchers in cell biology and related disciplines.

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'Those who have had the good fortune to be taught by Professor Barritt as undergraduates well remember the wonderful clarity of his lectures, the flow of the ideas he presented and the delight of his lecture notes ... his book on "Communication Within Anmimal Cells" is a delight to read, notonly for its scientific content but also for its flawless presentation. Such is the style of the presentation ... that the reader finishes it feeling that he has gained enormously in scientific concepts at the cost of an embarassingly small effort. Cleanly flowing text coupled with an abundance ofuncluttered line drawings allow the ideas to form effortlessly in the reader's understanding ... wide ranging text ... a book which deserves to be widely read.'Richard G. Ryall, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, The Clinical Biochemist Newsletter, March 1993