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Biological Regulation and Development

Molecular Organization and Cell Function

  • Robert F. Goldberger

Part of the Biological Regulation and Development book series (BRD, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. B. D. Sanwal
    Pages 1-42
  3. Kenneth A. Thomas, Alan N. Schechter
    Pages 43-100
  4. Dennis G. Uyemura, James A. Spudich
    Pages 317-338
  5. Paul C. Letourneau, Peter N. Ray, Merton R. Bernfield
    Pages 339-376
  6. Robert M. Macnab
    Pages 377-412
  7. Steven C. Quay, Dale L. Oxender
    Pages 413-436
  8. Alexander R. Lawton, John F. Kearney, Max D. Cooper
    Pages 437-466
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 595-620

About this book

Introduction

The motivation for us to conceive this work on regulation was mainly our belief that it would be fun, and at the same time productive, to approach the subject in a way that differs from that of other treatises. We thought it might be interesting and instructive-for both author and reader-to examine a particular area of investigation in a framework of many different problems. Cutting across the traditional boundaries that have separated the sub­ jects in past volumes on regulation is not an easy thing to do-not because it is difficult to think of what interesting topics should replace the old ones, but because it is difficult to find authors who are willing to write about areas outside those pursued in their own laborato­ ries. Anyone who takes on the task of reviewing a broad area of interest must weave together its various parts by picking up the threads from many different laboratories, and attempt to produce a fabric with a meaningful design. Finding persons who are likely to succeed in such tasks was the most difficult part of our job. In the first volume of this treatise, most of the chapters dealt with the mechanisms of regulation of gene expression in microorganisms. This second volume involves a somewhat broader area, spanning the prokaryotic-eukaryotic border.

Keywords

biochemistry biological cell development enzyme enzymes gene gene expression membrane transport microorganism protein protein folding regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Goldberger
    • 1
  1. 1.National Cancer InstituteBethesdaUSA

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