Cell Biology Essential Cell Biology
Essential Cell Biology

Essential Cell Biology Alberts & Brey • 4th Edition • 978-0815345251

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Ch. 1-Cells: The Fundamental Units of Life

History of Cell Biology Properties of the Cell Prokaryotic Cell Architecture Eukaryotic Cell Architecture Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes Model Organisms The Light Microscope Electron Microscopy

Ch. 2-Chemical Components of Cells

Small Molecules Chemical Bonds Acids, Bases, and Buffers Four Classes of Macromolecules Properties of Macromolecules

Ch. 3-Energy, Catalysis, and Biosynthesis

Energy Sources and Generation Gibbs Free Energy and Equilibrium Activated Carriers Enzymes Enzyme Kinetics

Ch. 4-Protein Structure and Function

Protein Basics Protein Folding Complex Protein Structures Enzymes and Protein Binding Protein Regulation Isolation and Purification of Proteins

Ch. 5-DNA and Chromosomes

DNA Discovery Structure and Function of DNA DNA vs. RNA Packaging of DNA The Epigenetic Code

Ch. 6-DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination

DNA Replication Helical Formations of DNA DNA Repair and Recombination

Ch. 7- From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome

DNA Transcription mRNA Processing tRNA, rRNA and the Codon Code mRNA Export and Nuclear Structures Translation Protein Degradation RNA and the Origins of Life

Ch. 8-Control of Gene Expression

tRNA, rRNA and the Codon Code Basics of Gene Expression Control Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression Transcriptional Regulators Action of Transcriptional Regulators Post-Transcriptional Regulators

Ch. 9-How Genes and Genomes Evolve

Evolution of the Genome Transposons and Viruses Genomic Comparison

Ch. 10-Modern Recombinant DNA Technology

Nucleic Acid Hybridization DNA Cloning Polymerase Chain Reaction - PCR DNA libraries Tracking Protein Movement RNA interference DNA Sequencing

Ch. 11-Membrane Structure

The Lipid Bilayer Membrane Proteins

Ch. 12-Transport Across Cell Membranes

Principles of Transmembrane Transport Passive Transport: Diffusion and Osmosis Transporters Ion Channels and Membrane Potential Ion Channels and Neurons

Ch. 13-How Cells Obtain Energy From Food

Breakdown and Utilization of Sugars and Fats Glycolysis Fermentation Gluconeogenesis Citric Acid Cycle

Ch. 14-Energy Generation in Mitochondria and Chloroplasts

Overview of Cellular Respiration Mitochondria Electron Transport ATP Synthesis Driven from Proton Gradients Overview of Photosynthesis Chloroplast Light Dependent Reactions Light Independent Reactions

Ch. 15-Intracellular Compartments and Protein Transport

Membrane Enclosed Organelles Protein Sorting Peroxisomes Vesicular Budding, Transport, and Coat Proteins ER Processing and Transport Golgi Processing and Transport Exocytosis Lysosomal and Degradation Pathways Endocytic Pathways

Ch. 16-Cell Signaling

Intracellular messnegers: Hormones and Nitric Oxide Overview of Cell Surface Receptors Overview of Signaling Molecules G Protein Coupled Receptors Protein Kinase Receptors Phosphoinositide Signaling Pathways Integration of Multiple Signaling Pathways

Ch. 17-Cytoskeleton

Overview of the Cytoskeleton Intermediate Filaments Microtubules Kinesins and Dyneins Cilia and Flagella Actin Filaments Actin Based Movement Muscle Contractions

Ch. 18-The Cell-Division Cycle

Overview of the Cell Cycle Control of the Cell Cycle G1 Phase Mitosis Cytokinesis Microtubules and Cell Division Control of Cell Size Control of Cell Death

Ch. 19-Sexual Reproduction and the Power of Genetics

Basics of Meiotic Genetics Mendel and the Laws of Inheritance Meiosis Genetic Screens

Ch. 20-Cell Communities: Tissues, Stem Cells, and Cancer

Cell-Cell Adhesion Extracellular Matrix of Animal Cells Plant Tissue Cell-Cell Junctions The Basal Lamina Stem Cells Overview of Cancer Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressors Carcinogens Tumor Viruses Metastasis and Cancer Spread