Extraordinary technological advances in the last century have fundamentally altered the way we ask questions about biology, and undergraduate and graduate students must have the necessary tools to investigate the world of the cell. The ideal text for students in advanced cell biology courses, Lewin’s CELLS, Third Edition continues to offer a comprehensive, rigorous overview of the structure, organization, growth, regulation, movements, and interactions of cells, with an emphasis on eukaryotic cells. The text provides students with a solid grounding in the concepts and mechanisms underlying cell structure and function, and will leave them with a firm foundation in cell biology as well as a “big picture” view of the world of the cell.
Revised and updated to reflect the most recent research in cell biology, Lewin’s CELLS, Third Edition includes expanded chapters on Nuclear Structure and Transport, Chromatin and Chromosomes, Apoptosis, Principles of Cell Signaling, The Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion, Plant Cell Biology, and more. All-new design features and a chapter-by-chapter emphasis on key concepts enhance pedagogy and emphasize retention and application of new skills. Thorough, accessible, and essential, Lewin’s CELLS, Third Edition, turns a new and sharper lens on the fundamental units of life.
Features & Benefits
- Contains design features specifically intended to enhance pedagogy, including Key Concepts, What’s Next?, and Concept and Reasoning Checks
- Features new, more student-friendly illustrations
- Includes Access to a Navigate Companion Website packed with student resources and opportunities for further study included with every new printed copy.
- An Instructor's Media CD is available for adopting insitutions and contains PowerPoint Lecture Outlines and a PowerPoint Image Bank. A downloadable Test Bank is also available.
Lewin's CELLS, Third Edition is appropriate for the upper-level undergraduate/graduate and medical school level cell biology course.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 What is a cell?
Chapter 2 Bioenergetics and Cellular Metabolism
Chapter 3 DNA Replication, repair, and recombination
Chapter 4 Gene Expression and Regulation
Chapter 5 Protein Structure and Function
Part 2 Membranes and Transport Mechanisms
Chapter 6 Transport of Ions and Small Molecules Across Membranes
Chapter 7 Membrane Targeting of Proteins
Chapter 8 Protein Trafficking Between Membranes
Part 3 The Nucleus
Chapter 9 Nuclear Structure and Transport
Chapter 10 Chromatin and Chromosomes
Part 4 The Cytoskeleton
Chapter 11 Microtubules
Chapter 12 Actin
Chapter 13 Intermediate filaments
Part 5 Cell Division, Apoptosis, and Cancer
Chapter 14 Mitosis
Chapter 15 Cell Cycle Regulation
Chapter 16 Apoptosis
Chapter 17 Cancer: Principles and Overview
Part 6 Cell Communication
Chapter 18 Principles of Cell Signaling
Chapter 19 The Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion
Part 7 Prokaryotic and Plant Cells
Chapter 20 Prokaryotic Cell Biology
Chapter 21 Plant Cell Biology
About the Authors
George Plopper, PhD-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George Plopper is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology at Harvard University, then completed his postdoctoral training in Cell Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Dr. Plopper served as Assistant Professor at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to his present position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has taught cell biology to undergraduate and graduate students since 1985, receiving four teaching awards. He was named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences by the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.
David Sharp, PhD-Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Eric Sikorski, PhD-University of Tampa