The World of the Cell, Fifth Edition continues the tradition of previous editions widely praised for covering some of the most difficult concepts bioenergetics, metabolism, enzyme kinetics, thermodynamics, membrane transport, cell signaling, regulatory mechanisms, transcription and translation, signal transduction, and DNA replication and recombination at the right level. In this new edition, the authors integrate coverage of modern molecular techniques and tools and recent advances without losing students in overwhelming detail that is typically covered in a separate molecular biology course. The World of the Cell's trademark features Art that Teaches, Multi-level Problem Sets, Quick Check Concept Statements, Guide to Techniques and Methods, and Boxed Essays (Further Insights, Contemporary Techniques, Historical Perspectives, and Clinical Applications) help students learn processes, not just facts.
I. THE WORLD OF THE CELL: AN OVERVIEW OF STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION.
1. A Preview of the Cell.
2. The Chemistry of the Cell.
3. The Macromolecules of the Cell.
4. Cells and Organelles.
5. Bioenergetics: The Flow of Energy in the Cell.
6. Enzymes: The Catalysts of Life.
II. MEMBRANES AND CELL SIGNALING.
7. Membranes: Their Structure, Function and Chemistry.
8. Transport Across Membranes: Overcoming the Permeability Barrier.
9. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: I. Electrical Signals in Nerve Cells.
10. Signal Transduction Mechanisms: II. Messengers and Receptors.
11. Beyond the Cell: Extracellular Structures, Cell Adhesion and Cell Junctions.
12. Intracellular Compartments: The Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Complex, Endosomes, Lysosomes, and Peroxisomes.
III. ENERGY FLOW IN CELLS.
13. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Glycolysis and Fermentation.
14. Chemotrophic Energy Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration.
15. Phototropic Energy Metabolism: Photosynthesis.
IV. INFORMATION FLOW IN CELLS.
16. The Structural Basis of Cellular Information: DNA, Chromosomes, and the Nucleus.
17. The Cell Cycle: DNA Replication, Mitosis, and Cancer.
18. Sexual Reproduction, Meiosis, and Genetic Recombination.
19. Gene Expression: I. The Genetic Code and Transcription.
20. Gene Expression: II. Protein Synthesis and Sorting.
21. The Regulation of Gene Expression.
V. THE CYTOSKELETON AND CELL MOTILITY.
22. Cytoskeletal Systems.
23. Cellular Movement: Motility and Contractility.