Sourcebook of Models for Biomedical Research

  • P. Michael Conn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael S. Rand
      Pages 9-15
    3. Rolf Sprengel, Leonid Eshkind, Jan Hengstler, Ernesto Bockamp
      Pages 17-24
  3. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. J. P. Kim, Charlene Cho, Norka Ruiz Bravo
      Pages 43-48
    3. Richard L. Crawford, Tim Allen
      Pages 49-54
  4. Well-Established Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Yeast, Worms, Flies, Sea Animals, and Birds

      1. Gregory W. Carter, Vesteinn Thorsson, Timothy Galitski
        Pages 67-74
      2. Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets
        Pages 75-83
      3. Tetsuya Kominami, Hiromi Takata
        Pages 85-90
      4. Brian A. Link, Sean G. Megason
        Pages 103-112
      5. Michelle M. Elekonich
        Pages 129-138

About this book


The collection of systems represented in the Sourcebook of Models for Biomedical Research reflect the diversity and utility of models that are used in biomedicine. That utility is based on the consideration that observations made in particular organisms will provide insight into the workings of other, more complex systems. Some models have the advantage that the reproductive, mitotic, development or aging cycles are rapid compared with those in humans; others are utilized because individual proteins may be studied in an advantageous way and have human homologs. Other organisms are facile to grow in laboratory settings, lend themselves to convenient analyses, have defined genomes or present especially good human models of human or animal disease. The Sourcebook of Models for Biomedical Research is a comprehensive and extensive collection of these important medical parallels. While the entire book is not devoted to the remarkable success of the genomic programs, this work is well represented and indexed within these pages. This volume will be an invaluable resource for pharmaceutical and academic researchers across a wide range of biological fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Michael Conn
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon National Primate Research CenterBeaverton
  2. 2.Oregon Health and Science UniversityPortland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-933-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-285-4
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