Signalling within and between cells is one of the most important aspects of modern biochemistry and cell biology.
An understanding of signalling pathways is vital to a wide range of biologists, from those who are investigating the causes of cancer, to those who are concerned about the impact of environmental pollutants on the ecosystem.
The way cells adapt to changing environments, and the way cell dysfunction causes disease, is underpinned by cell signalling events.
Cell Signalling presents a carefully structured and highly accessible introduction to this intricate and rapidly growing field.
Starting with an overview of cell signalling and highlighting its importance in many biological systems, the book goes on to explore the key components of extracellular and intracellular signalling mechanisms, before examining how these components come together to create signalling pathways.
A focus on common components and concepts, rather than mechanisticdetail, allows the reader to gain a thorough understanding of the principles that underpin cell signalling.
Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Cell Signalling features:For students:- Links to useful websitesFor registered adopters of the text:- Journal Clubs: suggested research papers and discussion questions linked to topics featured in the book- Figures from the book in electronic format for use in lectures