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2nd Edition

Cell Movements
From Molecules to Motility

ISBN 9780815332824
Published November 2, 2000 by Garland Science
386 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.