Cell Biology: A Short Course (3rd Edition) by Stephen R. Bolsover, Jeremy S. Hyams, Elizabeth A. Shephard,

By Stephen R. Bolsover, Jeremy S. Hyams, Elizabeth A. Shephard, Hugh A. White

This article tells the tale of cells because the devices of existence in a colourful and student-friendly demeanour, taking an "essentials only" procedure. through the use of the winning version of formerly released "Short Courses," this article succeeds in conveying the most important issues with no overburdening the reader with secondary info. The authors (all energetic researchers and educators) skillfully current techniques through illustrating them with transparent diagrams and examples from present examine. exact boxed sections specialize in the significance of mobile biology in medication and at the present time. this article is totally up to date from the profitable "Cell Biology, a brief path, 2e," comprises new chapters and now has a assisting site with checks and animations for college kids and tool element slides and supplemental fabric for teachers: http://www.wileyshortcourse.com/cellbiology/default.asp

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The virus itself contains an enzyme called a protease that does this job, and because this enzyme is distinct from the host cell’s enzymes, it is possible to find drugs that inhibit it without dramatically affecting the host cell. Protease inhibitors are used in antiviral therapy in the treatment of AIDS. 40 CHAPTER 2 WATER AND MACROMOLECULES SUMMARY 1. When two atoms interact, electrons may be shared between the two to form a covalent bond, or may pass completely from one atom to another, forming ions.

Liquid water is so stable because the individual molecules can hydrogen bond (Fig. 6A). Hydrogen bonding also plays a critical role in allowing DNA to store and replicate genetic information. 6B shows how the base pairs (page 54) of DNA form hydrogen bonds in BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES Very large molecules, or macromolecules, are central to the working of cells. Large biological molecules are polymers: they are assembled by joining together small, simpler molecules, which are therefore called monomers.

Out. Later in the book we will meet a number of instances where a reaction creates pyrophosphate, but as soon as the pyrophosphate is produced it will be hydrolyzed to regular phosphate. 22 we show the complete hydrolysis of the phospholipid phosphatidylcholine. Five molecules result: one phosphate ion together with choline, glycerol, and two fatty acids. This hydrolysis also occurs in our intestines, where it is a multistage process. Hydrolysis reactions usually proceed rapidly in living tissue when the appropriate catalyst is present, because water is present at high concentration, although the uncatalysed rates are usually very slow.

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