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Look Inside Apoptosis

The Life and Death of Cells

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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521626798

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  • This book describes the biological implications and significance of apoptosis. Occurring naturally throughout the lifetime of most multicellular organisms, apoptosis, or programmed cell death, accounts for the continuous turnover of cells in the body. However, the genes regulating apoptosis are defective in many cancers.

    • Provides an accessible introduction to this important field, using non-specialist language to convey the key concepts
    • Covers both philosophical and practical aspects of cell death
    • Uniquely discusses apoptosis in the context of stem cells
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[A] careful, thorough, user-friendly volume on programmed cell death." S.K. Sommers Smith, Boston University, CHOICE

    "This is an important addition to any scientific library encomposing oncology or an biomedical fild needing a basic, yet complex collection of information on apoptosis and its influence on the lifetimes of most cellular organisms." Biology Digest

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521626798
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus. 10 colour illus. 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Dead or alive
    2. How to die
    3. What to wear and who clears up the rubbish
    4. To reproduce or die
    5. The judge, jury, and executioner - the genes that control cell death
    6. Stem cells
    7. An in vivo system to study apoptosis: the small intestine
    8. Cell death in diverse systems
    9. Measuring levels of cell death.

  • Authors

    Christopher Potten, University of Manchester

    James Wilson, University of London

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