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Biochemical Messengers

Author : D. Hardie
ISBN : 9789401131087
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The central theme of this book is that systems of cell-cell signalling via nerves, hormones, local mediators and growth factors are not distinct phenomena, but branches of one general mechanism. These topics therefore can and should be discussed in an integrated manner, and the division of cell signalling studies into separate pigeonholes such as neuroscience, endocrinology or cancer biology is unnecessary, if not counterproductive. I also believe it to be unfortunate that there is not a collective term to describe neurotransmitters, hormones, local mediators and growth factors, other than clumsy phrases such as "extracellular signal molecule". The lack of a short and distinctive word for these entities genuinely hampers people from thinking about them in an integrated way. Having decided that it was presumptuous to invent a new term, I have chosen in this book the term first messenger to cover all types of extracellular signal molecule, because of the widespread acceptance of the term second messenger to represent the intracellular signal molecules that are produced in response to many of them. I have given the book the title "biochemical messengers", which is a global term to cover both first and second messengers. The impetus for writing the book came, as must often be the case, when I had to put together a course on cell-cell signalling for biochemistry students at the University of Dundee.

Textbook Of Biochemistry

Author : Puri
ISBN : 8181478444
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The book presents a detailed and authoritative exposition of the basic principles and applications of biochemistry. It thouroughly covers the syllabus recommended by MCI for undergraduate medical students. It focuses primarily on the fundamental concepts and explain them in detail. Numerous line diagrams, in an attractive two-colour format, are provided to illustrate the concepts and help the students in grasping their significance. Medical applications of biochemistry are discussed through extended examples and clinical cases. About the Author : - Dinesh Puri, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi.

Biochemistry Of Scandium And Yttrium Part 2 Biochemistry And Applications

Author : Chaim T. Horovitz
ISBN : 9781461543114
Genre : Science
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Biochemistry of Scandium and Yttrium gathers together existing knowledge about scandium and yttrium from a wide variety of disciplines. Part 2 addresses the biochemical aspects of these two elements, and the various medical and environmental applications. (Part 1 presents a comparative study of the physical and chemical properties of scandium and yttrium, looking at both their similarities and their differences.) While these elements are relatively rare in nature, these books will show that they have unusual physical and chemical properties, and a disproportionate number of important applications. Improved analytical techniques have revealed that scandium and yttrium are present throughout living matter, even though only a relatively limited number of species have been analyzed so far. This fact of course has far-ranging implications for biological and environmental concerns. The major impacts of scandium and yttrium in science, technology, and medicine will be of interest to a wide variety of researchers, including geochemists, inorganic and organic chemists, clinical biochemists, and those specializing in environmental protection.

Microbial Signalling And Communication

Author : Society for General Microbiology. Symposium
ISBN : 0521652618
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Presents information at the forefront of this exciting field and includes contributions on a range of organisms and signalling molecules.

Nitric Oxide

Author : Louis J. Ignarro
ISBN : 0080525032
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Nitric oxide (NO) is a gas that transmits signals in an organism. Signal transmission by a gas that is produced by one cell and which penetrates through membranes and regulates the function of another cell represents an entirely new principle for signaling in biological systems. NO is a signal molecule of key importance for the cardiovascular system acting as a regulator of blood pressure and as a gatekeeper of blood flow to different organs. NO also exerts a series of other functions, such as acting a signal molecule in the nervous system and as a weapon against infections. NO is present in most living creatures and made by many different types of cells. NO research has led to new treatments for treating heart as well as lung diseases, shock, and impotence. Scientists are currently testing whether NO can be used to stop the growth of cancerous tumors, since the gas can induce programmed cell death, apoptosis. This book is the first comprehensive text on nitric oxide to cover all aspects--basic biology, chemistry, pathobiology, effects on various disease states, and therapeutic implications. Edited by Nobel Laureate Louis J. Ignarro, editor of the Academic Press journal, Nitric Oxide Authored by world experts on nitric oxide Includes an overview of basic principles of biology and chemical biology Covers principles of pathobiology, including the nervous system, cardiovascular function, pulmonary function, and immune defense

Medical Biochemistry

Author : N. V. Bhagavan
ISBN : 0867200308
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Human Physiology

Author : David F. Moffett
ISBN : UOM:39015029479923
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An Introduction To Neuroendocrinology

Author : Richard Brown
ISBN : 0521426650
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This book is designed as an introductory text in neuroendocrinology; the study of the interaction between the brain and endocrine system and the influence of this on behaviour. The endocrine glands, pituitary gland and hypothalamus and their interactions and hormones are discussed. The action of steroid and thyroid hormone receptors and the regulation of target cell response to hormones is examined. The function of neuropeptides is discussed with respect to the neuroendocrine system and behaviour. The neuroimmune system and lymphokines are described and the interaction between the neuroendocrine and neuroimmune systems discussed. Finally, methods for studying hormonal influences on behaviour are outlined. Each chapter has review and essay questions designed for advanced students and honours or graduate students with a background in neuroscience, respectively.

Developmental Neurotoxicology

Author : G Jean Harry
ISBN : 1439805504
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Developmental Neurotoxicology addresses a number of basic principles underlying the vulnerability of the developing nervous system to environmental toxicant exposure. Evidence of functional alterations, induced at levels of chemical exposure that fail to produce structural teratological alterations, indicates that the evaluation of the functional capacity of exposed animals may indeed offer a sensitive evaluation of developmental toxicity. The contributing authors discuss the basic principles of development in structure and functional components and present information covering various methodological approaches, as well as evidence for the value of examining the developing nervous system for environmentally induced perturbations. The final chapter covers how this type of data is used to evaluate human risk potential.

Principles Of Medical Biochemistry E Book

Author : Gerhard Meisenberg
ISBN : 9780323081078
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Principles of Medical Biochemistry condenses the information you need into a comprehensive, focused, clinically-oriented textbook. Drs. Gerhard Meisenberg and William H. Simmons covers the latest developments in the field, including genome research, the molecular basis of genetic diseases, techniques of DNA sequencing and molecular diagnosis, and more. An updated and expanded collection of figures and access to USMLE test questions, clinical case studies, more online at www.studentconsult.com make this the ideal resource for understanding all aspects of biochemistry needed in medicine. Access the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com, with downloadable illustrations, 150 USMLE-style test questions, 20 clinical case studies, chapter summaries, and integration links to related subjects. Understand biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics together in context through an integrated approach. Get only the information you need for your course with comprehensive yet focused coverage of relevant topics. Review and reinforce your learning using the glossary of technical terms, highlighted in the text and with interactive features online. Tap into the most up-to-date coverage of new developments in genome research, the molecular basis of genetic diseases, techniques of DNA sequencing and molecular diagnosis, RNA interference as a mechanism both for regulation of gene expression and for anti-viral defense, and more. Gain a clear visual understanding through new and updated figures that provide current and relevant guidance. Make the link between basic science and clinical medicine with new Clinical Example boxes in nearly every chapter.

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