- Elliott, William H.
- Elliott, Daphne C.
- Molecular biology
- Molecular biology
- 0199226717 (pbk.)
- 9780199226719 (pbk.)
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- Previous ed.: 2005.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- PART 1 BASIC CONCEPTS OF LIFE; 1. The basic molecular themes of life; 2. Cells and viruses; 3. Energy considerations in biochemistry; PART 2 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PROTEINS AND MEMBRANES; 4. The structure of proteins; 5. Methods in protein investigation; 6. Enzymes; 7. The cell membrane and membrane proteins; 8. Muscle contraction, the cytoskeleton, and molecular motors; PART 3 METABOLISM; 9. Food digestion, absorption, distribution to the tissues and appetite control; 10. Mechanisms of transport, storage and mobilisation of dietary components; 11. Principles of energy release from food; 12. Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and the electron transport system; 13. Energy release from fat; 14. The synthesis of fat and related compounds; 15. Synthesis of glucose (gluconeogenesis); 16. Strategies for metabolic control and their applications to carbohydrate and fat metabolism; 17. Why should there be an alternative pathway of glucose oxidation? The pentose phosphate pathway; 18. Raising electrons of water back up the energy scale - photosynthesis; 19. Amino acid metabolism; 20. Nucleotide synthesis and metabolism; PART 4 INFORMATION STORAGE AND UTILISATION; 21. The genome; 22. DNA synthesis, repair and recombination; 23. Gene transcription and control; 24. Protein synthesis and controlled protein breakdown; 25. The RNA world - RNA microgenes and RNA interference; 26. Protein sorting and delivery; 27. Cell signalling; 28. Manipulating DNA and genes; PART 5 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY IN HEALTH AND DISEASE; 29. Special topics: blood clotting, xenobiotic metabolism, reactive oxygen species; 30. The immune system; 31. The cell cycle and its control; 32. Apoptosis; 33. Cancer
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