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2nd Edition

Cellular Signal Processing
An Introduction to the Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction

ISBN 9780815345343
Published May 17, 2017 by Garland Science
656 Pages 483 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Cellular Signal Processing offers a unifying view of cell signaling based on the concept that protein interactions act as sophisticated data processing networks that govern intracellular and extracellular communication. It is intended for use in signal transduction courses for undergraduate and graduate students working in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and pharmacology, as well as medical students. The text is organized by three key topics central to signal transduction: the protein network, its energy supply, and its evolution. It covers all important aspects of cell signaling, ranging from prokaryotic signal transduction to neuronal signaling, and also highlights the clinical aspects of cell signaling in health and disease. This new edition includes expanded coverage of prokaryotes, as well as content on new developments in systems biology, epigenetics, redox signaling, and small, non-coding RNA signaling.

Table of Contents

1. The "Brain of the Cell": Data Processing by Protein Networks 

2. Supplying the Network with Energy: Basic Biochemistry of Signal Transduction 

3. Evolution of Cellular Data Processing 

4. Basic Equipment: G-Proteins, Second Messengers, and Protein Kinases 

5. Signal Transduction by Receptors with Seven Transmembrane Domains  

6. Signal Transduction by Serine/Threonine Kinase-Coupled Receptors  

7. Signal Transduction by Tyrosine Kinase- and Protein Phosphatase Coupled Receptors 

8. Eukaryotic Gene Transcription: The Ultimate Target of Signal Transduction 

9. Signals Controlling mRNA Translation 

10. Signal Transduction by Small G-Proteins: The Art of Molecular Targeting 

11. Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase and Nuclear Factor κB Modules 

12. Regulation of Cell Division 

13. Signal Transduction by Proteolysis, and Programmed Cell Death 

14. Signal Transduction by Ions 

15. Sensory Signal Processing  

16. Signaling at Synapses: Neurotransmitters and their Receptors 

17. Putting Together the Pieces: The Approach of Systems Biology

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