The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control

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OUP/New Science Press, 2007 - Science - 297 pages
Cell division is a central biological process: it yields the cells required for development and growth, and supplies the replacement cells to repair and maintain old or damaged tissue. But how does this cell division occur? How is it regulated? And what are the consequences when regulation fails? The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control provides an engaging insight into the process of cell division, bringing to the student a much-needed synthesis of a subject entering a period of unprecedented growth as an understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying cell division are revealed. The book gives the student a complete overview of the process of cell division - from chromosome division, through mitosis, cytokinesis, and meiosis - before exploring how cell proliferation is controlled, and how the cell cycle responds to DNA damage. Finally, the book examines the intrinsic relationship between the cell cycle and cancer, and how a detailed understanding of the cell cycle may lead to new specific therapies to treat the disease. The Cell Cycle combines articulate prose with striking full colour illustrations, while the unique Primers in Biology modular structure integrates text, illustrations, definitions, and literature references for each topic into one double-page spread, bringing to the student's fingertips all the tools that they need to master that topic. An understanding of the cell cycle is a central tool in gaining insights into many biological systems and processes. The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control is the ideal resource for any student wishing to develop a sound grasp of this vitally important subject. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features: For lecturers Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation Lecturers in the US and Canada: The Cell Cycle is distributed in the US and Canada by Sinauer Associates. Ordering details can be found at: www.sinauer.com/detail.php?id=5086

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David Morgan is a Professor in the Departments of Physiology, and Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is a leading researcher on the mechanisms of cell cycle control. He has received awards for his teaching of cardiovascular physiology, cell biology, and biochemistry.

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