Cell Movements: From Molecules to Motility, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

Cell Movements

From Molecules to Motility, 2nd Edition

By Dennis Bray

Garland Science

372 pages

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eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203833582
pub: 2000-11-02
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Cell Movements vividly describes how complex movements can arise from the properties and behaviors of biological molecules. This second edition is updated throughout with recent advances in the field and has a completely revised and redrawn artwork program. The text is suitable for advanced undergraduates as well as for professionals wishing for an overview of this field.

Table of Contents

1. Cell Swimming

2. Migration of Cells over Surfaces

3. Cell Behavior

4. The Cytoskeleton

5. Actin Filaments

6. Actin and Membranes

7. Myosin

8. Firoblast Locomotion

9. The Molecular Basis of Muscle Contraction

10. Muscle Development

11. Microtubules

12. Organelle Transport

13. Mitosis

14. Cilia

15. Centrioles and Basal Bodies

16. Bacterial Movements

17. Intermediate Filaments

18. Cell Mechanics

19. Cell Shape

20. Cell Movements and Embyogenesis

About the Author

Dennis Bray received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School before moving to the UK. Since then, he has been employed as a research scientist by the Medical Research Council, working at laboratories in London and in Cambridge. At various times he has served as visiting professor at the University of Otago at Washington University and at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include neurobiology, cell biology, and the emerging field of computational cell biology. He is a co-author of the best-selling texts Molecular Biology of the Cell and Essential Cell Biology by Alberts et al.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General