mcb_book_info: Book Information
A1: Acknowledgments
A102: About the Authors
A103: Preface
A119: Supplements
A145: The Dynamic Cell
A198: Evolution: At the Core of Molecular Change
A199: The Molecules of Life
A203: The Architecture of Cells
A213: The Life Cycle of Cells
A222: Cells into Tissues
A228: Molecular Cell Biology: An Integrated View of Cells at Work
A250: Chemical Foundations
A259: Covalent Bonds
A285: Noncovalent Bonds
A316: Chemical Equilibrium
A335: Biochemical Energetics
A375: Activation Energy and Reaction Rate
A387: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A392: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A464: References
A487: Protein Structure and Function
A517: Hierarchical Structure of Proteins
A549: Folding, Modification, and Degradation of Proteins
A571: Functional Design of Proteins
A608: Membrane Proteins
A628: Purifying, Detecting, and Characterizing Proteins
A681: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A682: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A683: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A688: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A752: References
A771: Nucleic Acids, the Genetic Code, and the Synthesis of Macromolecules
A802: Structure of Nucleic Acids
A833: Synthesis of Biopolymers: Rules of Macromolecular Carpentry
A840: Nucleic Acid Synthesis
A863: The Three Roles of RNA in Protein Synthesis
A901: Stepwise Formation of Proteins on Ribosomes
A926: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A927: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A931: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A935: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A997: References
A1058: Biomembranes and the Subcellular Organization of Eukaryotic Cells
A1084: Microscopy and Cell Architecture
A1129: Purification of Cells and Their Parts
A1146: Biomembranes: Structural Organization and Basic Functions
A1182: Organelles of the Eukaryotic Cell
A1216: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A1217: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A1225: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A1230: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A1299: References
A1350: Manipulating Cells and Viruses in Culture
A1372: Growth of Microorganisms in Culture
A1383: Growth of Animal Cells in Culture
A1408: Viruses: Structure, Function, and Uses
A1449: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A1450: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A1454: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A1458: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A1532: References
A1556: Recombinant DNA and Genomics
A1582: DNA Cloning with Plasmid Vectors
A1611: Constructing DNA Libraries with [lambda] Phage and Other Cloning Vectors
A1637: Identifying, Analyzing, and Sequencing Cloned DNA
A1674: Bioinformatics
A1692: Analyzing Specific Nucleic Acids in Complex Mixtures
A1706: Producing High Levels of Proteins from Cloned cDNAs
A1718: Polymerase Chain Reaction: An Alternative to Cloning
A1727: DNA Microarrays: Analyzing Genome-Wide Expression
A1734: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A1735: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A1739: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A1744: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A1799: References
A1850: Genetic Analysis in Cell Biology
A1876: Mutations: Types and Causes
A1899: Isolation and Analysis of Mutants
A1916: Genetic Mapping of Mutations
A1939: Molecular Cloning of Genes Defined by Mutations
A1965: Gene Replacement and Transgenic Animals
A1999: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A2000: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A2004: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A2009: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A2080: References
A2119: Molecular Structure of Genes and Chromosomes
A2147: Molecular Definition of a Gene
A2160: Chromosomal Organization of Genes and Noncoding DNA
A2187: Mobile DNA
A2223: Functional Rearrangements in Chromosomal DNA
A2244: Organizing Cellular DNA into Chromosomes
A2267: Morphology and Functional Elements of Eukaryotic Chromosomes
A2298: Organelle DNAs
A2318: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A2319: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A2323: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A2328: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A2392: References
A2444: Regulation of Transcription Initiation
A2475: Bacterial Gene Control: The Jacob-Monod Model
A2492: Bacterial Transcription Initiation
A2536: Eukaryotic Gene Control: Purposes and General Principles
A2558: Regulatory Sequences in Eukaryotic Protein-Coding Genes
A2574: Eukaryotic Transcription Activators and Repressors
A2612: RNA Polymerase II Transcription-Initiation Complex
A2626: Molecular Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcriptional Control
A2676: Other Transcription Systems
A2694: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A2695: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A2698: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A2703: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A2770: References
A2819: RNA Processing, Nuclear Transport, and Post-Transcriptional Control
A2847: Transcription Termination
A2868: Processing of Eukaryotic mRNA
A2907: Regulation of mRNA Processing
A2922: Signal-Mediated Transport through Nuclear Pore Complexes
A2951: Other Mechanisms of Post-Transcriptional Control
A2975: Processing of rRNA and tRNA
A2997: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A2998: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A3002: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A3007: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A3076: References
A3140: DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
A3163: General Features of Chromosomal Replication
A3186: The DNA Replication Machinery
A3219: The Role of Topoisomerases in DNA Replication
A3235: DNA Damage and Repair and Their Role in Carcinogenesis
A3267: Recombination between Homologous DNA Sites
A3293: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A3294: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A3302: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A3306: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A3377: References
A3432: Regulation of the Eukaryotic Cell Cycle
A3463: Overview of the Cell Cycle and Its Control
A3478: Biochemical Studies with Oocytes, Eggs, and Early Embryos
A3513: Molecular Mechanisms for Regulating Mitotic Events
A3553: Cell-Cycle Control in Mammalian Cells
A3575: Checkpoints in Cell-Cycle Regulation
A3591: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A3592: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A3597: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A3603: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A3664: References
A3729: Gene Control in Development
A3752: Cell-Type Specification and Mating-Type Conversion in Yeast
A3772: Cell-Type Specification in Animals
A3808: Anteroposterior Specification during Embryogenesis
A3870: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A3871: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A3875: Testing Yourself on the concepts
A3882: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A3956: References
A4009: Transport across Cell Membranes
A4027: Diffusion of Small Molecules across Phospholipid Bilayers
A4030: Overview of Membrane Transport Proteins
A4038: Uniporter-Catalyzed Transport
A4055: Intracellular Ion Environment and Membrane Electric Potential
A4070: Active Transport by ATP-Powered Pumps
A4098: Cotransport by Symporters and Antiporters
A4118: Transport across Epithelia
A4142: Osmosis, Water Channels, and the Regulation of Cell Volume
A4160: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A4161: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A4171: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A4177: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A4246: References
A4303: Cellular Energetics: Glycolysis, Aerobic Oxidation, and Photosynthesis
A4377: Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation
A4434: Photosynthetic Stages and Light-Absorbing Pigments
A4463: Molecular Analysis of Photosystems
A4493: Metabolism during Photosynthesis
A4515: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A4516: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A4524: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A4529: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A4603: References
A4667: Protein Sorting: Organelle Biogenesis and Protein Secretion
A4696: Synthesis and Targeting of Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Proteins
A4727: Synthesis and Targeting of Peroxisomal Proteins
A4735: Overview of the Secretory Pathway
A4755: Translocation of Secretory Proteins across the ER Membrane
A4775: Insertion of Membrane Proteins into the ER Membrane
A4790: Post-Translational Modifications and Quality Control in the Rough ER
A4816: Protein Glycosylation in the ER and Golgi Complex
A4846: Golgi and Post-Golgi Protein Sorting and Proteolytic Processing
A4862: Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis and the Sorting of Internalized Proteins
A4883: Molecular Mechanisms of Vesicular Traffic
A4922: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A4923: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A4932: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A4940: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A5013: References
A5097: Cell Motility and Shape I: Microfilaments
A5117: The Actin Cytoskeleton
A5145: The Dynamics of Actin Assembly
A5176: Myosin: The Actin Motor Protein
A5197: Muscle: A Specialized Contractile Machine
A5230: Actin and Myosin in Nonmuscle Cells
A5249: Cell Locomotion
A5267: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A5268: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A5270: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A5275: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A5356: References
A5380: Cell Motility and Shape II: Microtubules and Intermediate Filaments
A5406: Microtubule Structures
A5428: Microtubule Dynamics and Associated Proteins
A5452: Kinesin, Dynein, and Intracellular Transport
A5478: Cilia and Flagella: Structure and Movement
A5499: Microtubule Dynamics and Motor Proteins during Mitosis
A5543: Intermediate Filaments
A5571: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A5572: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A5575: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A5581: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A5657: References
A5687: Cell-to-Cell Signaling: Hormones and Receptors
A5717: Overview of Extracellular Signaling
A5756: Identification and Purification of Cell-Surface Receptors
A5771: G Protein --Coupled Receptors and Their Effectors
A5803: Receptor Tyrosine Kinases and Ras
A5827: MAP Kinase Pathways
A5853: Second Messengers
A5890: Interaction and Regulation of Signaling Pathways
A5921: From Plasma Membrane to Nucleus
A5934: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A5935: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A5939: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A5943: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A6014: References
A6074: Nerve Cells
A6108: Overview of Neuron Structure and Function
A6125: The Action Potential and Conduction of Electric Impulses
A6160: Molecular Properties of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels
A6187: Neurotransmitters, Synapses, and Impulse Transmission
A6230: Neurotransmitter Receptors
A6255: Sensory Transduction
A6284: Learning and Memory
A6299: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A6300: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A6305: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A6310: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A6386: References
A6480: Integrating Cells into Tissues
A6500: Cell-Cell Adhesion and Communication
A6526: Cell-Matrix Adhesion
A6542: Collagen: The Fibrous Proteins of the Matrix
A6565: Noncollagen Components of the Extracellular Matrix
A6590: The Dynamic Plant Cell Wall
A6613: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A6614: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A6616: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A6622: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A6693: References
A6724: Cell Interactions in Development
A6754: Dorsoventral Patterning by TGF[beta]-Superfamily Proteins
A6781: Tissue Patterning by Hedgehog and Wingless
A6797: Molecular Mechanisms of Responses to Morphogens
A6809: Reciprocal and Lateral Inductive Interactions
A6832: Overview of Neuronal Outgrowth
A6850: Directional Control of Neuronal Outgrowth
A6868: Formation of Topographic Maps and Synapses
A6889: Cell Death and Its Regulation
A6912: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A6913: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A6916: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A6921: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A6987: References
A7042: Cancer
A7062: Tumor Cells and the Onset of Cancer
A7090: Proto-Oncogenes and Tumor-Suppressor Genes
A7123: Oncogenic Mutations Affecting Cell Proliferation
A7143: Mutations Causing Loss of Cell-Cycle Control
A7157: Mutations Affecting Genome Stability
A7176: PERSPECTIVES for the Future
A7177: PERSPECTIVES in the Literature
A7187: Testing Yourself on the Concepts
A7192: MCAT/GRE-Style Questions
A7253: References
A7315: Glossary