This text features lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations, making it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology. Thoroughly revised and updated, the Fifth Edition maintains its focus on the latest cell biology research. For the first time ever, Essential Cell Biology will come with access to Smartwork5, Norton’s innovative online homework platform, creating a more complete learning experience.
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Front MatterHalf TitleTitle PageCopyrightPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsContentsChapter 1 – Cells: The Fundamental Units of LifeUnity and Diversity of CellsCells Under the MicroscopeThe Prokaryotic CellThe Eukaryotic CellModel OrganismsChapter 2 – Chemical Components of CellsChemical BondsSmall Molecules in CellsMacromolecules in CellsChapter 3 – Energy, Catalysis, and BiosynthesisThe Use of Energy by CellsFree Energy and CatalysisActivated Carriers and BiosynthesisChapter 4 – Protein Structure and FunctionThe Shape and Structure of ProteinsHow Proteins WorkHow Proteins are ControlledHow Proteins are StudiedChapter 5 – DNA and ChromosomesThe Structure of DNAThe Structure of Eukaryotic ChromosomesThe Regulation of Chromosome StructureChapter 6 – DNA Replication and RepairDNA ReplicationDNA RepairChapter 7 – From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the GenomeFrom DNA to RNAFrom RNA to ProteinRNA and the Origins of LifeChapter 8 – Control of Gene ExpressionAn Overview of Gene ExpressionHow Transcription Is RegulatedGenerating Specialized Cell TypesPost-Transcriptional ControlsChapter 9 – How Genes and Genomes EvolveGenerating Genetic VariationReconstructing Life’s Family TreeMobile Genetic Elements and VirusesExamining the Human GenomeChapter 10 – Analyzing the Structure and Function of GenesIsolating and Cloning DNA MoleculesDNA Cloning by PCRSequencing DNAExploring Gene FunctionChapter 11 – Membrane StructureThe Lipid BilayerMembrane ProteinsChapter 12 – Transport Across Cell MembranesPrinciples of Transmembrane TransportTransporters and Their FunctionsIon Channels and the Membrane PotentialIon Channels and Nerve Cell SignalingChapter 13 – How Cells Obtain Energy from FoodThe Breakdown and Utilization of Sugars and FatsRegulation of MetabolismChapter 14 – Energy Generation in Mitochondria and ChloroplastsMitochondria and Oxidative PhosphorylationMolecular Mechanisms of Electron Transport and Proton PumpingChloroplasts and PhotosynthesisThe Evolution of Energy-Generating SystemsChapter 15 – Intracellular Compartments and Protein TransportMembrane-Enclosed OrganellesProtein SortingVesicular TransportSecretory PathwaysEndocytic PathwaysChapter 16 – Cell SignalingGeneral Principles of Cell SignalingG-Protein-Coupled ReceptorsEnzyme-Coupled ReceptorsChapter 17 – CytoskeletonIntermediate FilamentsMicrotubulesActin FilamentsMuscle ContractionChapter 18 – The Cell-Division CycleOverview of the Cell CycleThe Cell-Cycle Control SystemG1 PhaseS PhaseM PhaseMitosisCytokinesisControl of Cell Numbers and Cell SizeChapter 19 – Sexual Reproduction and GeneticsThe Benefits of SexMeiosis and FertilizationMendel and the Laws of InheritanceGenetics as an Experimental ToolExploring Human GeneticsChapter 20 – Cell Communities: Tissues, Stem Cells, and CancerExtracellular Matrix and Connective TissuesEpithelial Sheets and Cell JunctionsStem Cells and Tissue RenewalCancerAnswersGlossaryIndex