Genetic Analysis of the Cell Surface - Series B 16 (Paperback)
  • Genetic Analysis of the Cell Surface - Series B 16 (Paperback)
zoom

Genetic Analysis of the Cell Surface - Series B 16 (Paperback)

(editor)
£76.50
Paperback 194 Pages / Published: 10/11/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The cell surface is the barrier between the cell and its environment which regulates the flow of both simple and complex molecules into and out of the cell; it is also the organelle responsible for communication between the cell and its environment. Each cell expresses receptors for a wide variety of hormones, growth factors, growth substrates and other cells. In multicellular organisms communication between cells is required for controlling development, cellular differentiation, morphogenesis and, in a more general sense, integration of myriad cell types into a single organism. The series Receptors and Recognition has as its overall aim the dissection of the cell surface to correlate structure and function for this complex organelle. In most of the preceding volumes the approach has been biochemical or physiological. In this volume the mammalian cell surface is analysed by a genetic approach. Genetic analysis of the cell surface, especially when combined with immuno- logical techniques, has a long history. In 1900 Landsteiner showed that serum from one individual could agglutinate the red cells of another. Besides the practical result of making blood transfusion safe, this was the first demon- stration of a human genetic polymorphism and for the next 50 years the red blood cell surface provided most of the genetic markers used to study human populations.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401089524
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198

You may also be interested in...

KS3 Science Study Guide - Higher
Added to basket
KS3 Science Workbook (with Answers)
Added to basket
KS3 Science All-in-One Revision and Practice
Added to basket
AQA GCSE Biology Student Book
Added to basket
KS2 Science Study Book
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.