This new edition of the popular introductory textbook for biochemistry and molecular biology contains substantial new material and more colorful diagrams. Completely up-to-date, inessential material has been eliminated to permit full coverage of the areas of most current interest as well as coverage of essential basic material. Areas of molecular biology such as cell signaling, cancer molecular biology, protein targeting, proteasomes, immune system, eukaryotic gene control are covered fully with a clear student-friendly style, making the book suitable for the most modern courses.
New or completely re-written chapters include: 2. Enzymes; 3. The structure of proteins; 4. The cell membrane - a structure depending only on weak forces; 13. Strategies for metabolic control and their applications to carbohydrate and fat metabolism; 17. Cellular disposal of unwanted molecules; 23. Eukaryotic gene transcription and control 24. Protein synthesis, intracellular transport and degradation; 25. How are newly synthesised proteins delivered to their correct destinations? - Protein targeting; 26. Cell signaling; 27. The immune system; 30. Molecular biology of cancer; 33. The cytoskeleton, molecular motors and intracellular transport;
Ideal for life-science students in a one-year or single semester course not emphasizing in pre-med, the book includes a student's solutions manual, an instructor's solutions manual, and an accompanying website where all text illustrations are available for free downloading: www.oup.com/elliott.