Molecular and Cellular Signaling (Biological and Medical Physics) (Hardcover)

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Molecular and Cellular Signaling (Biological and Medical Physics) (Hardcover)


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Biophysicists and medical doctors have learned that malfunction of the control layer in cells is responsible for a host of human disorders ranging from neurological disorders to cancers. Most drugs target components in the control layer, and difficulties in drug design are intimately related to the architecture of the control layer. Intended for a broad audience of students and others interested in furthering their understanding of how cells regulate and coordinate their core activities, this overview explains how the cellular control level works. The audience includes students in chemistry, physics and computer science who intend to work in biological and medical physics, and bioinformatics and systems biology. The first five chapters of the book are supply the background and review chapters, after which signaling in the immune, endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems is explained, as well as cancer, apoptosis and gene regulation

Martin Beckerman, Ph.D. is Senior Scientist at the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Prior to assuming his current position at the Y-12 NSC, Dr. Beckerman held teaching and research positions at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the University of Rochester, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has over 130 publications, 1400 citations, and is the author of a previously published book entitled Adaptive Cooperative Systems.
Product Details ISBN: 9780387221304
ISBN-10: 0387221301
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2005
Pages: 582
Language: English
Series: Biological and Medical Physics