Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 January 2010

368 Pages | 107 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780199232109

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

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Cell Signalling

Third Edition

John Hancock

  • A focus on generic components and concepts, rather than mechanistic detail, allows the student to gain a thorough understanding of the principles that underpin cell signalling
  • The ubiquity of key signalling mechanisms is highlighted, enabling students to see how similar mechanisms are conserved and harnessed in many biological systems
  • Two colour artworks and 3D protein models enliven the text, and enable students to visualize more easily the processes and concepts described
  • The student is directed to carefully chosen further reading articles with associated discussion questions, to assist students in engaging with the primary literature and develop critical thinking and reading skills
  • Online Resource Centre features additional resources for lecturers and students to enhance the educational value of the text

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of the role of cell signalling during development, experimental techniques, and the control of gene expression
  • New Literature Link feature encourages students to engage with primary literature and develop critical thinking and reading skills
  • New four-part structure organizes the subject according to its conceptual basis, the mechanisms of signalling, and their role in natural phenomena

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