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Biological Kinetics : Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development - Lee A. Segel

Biological Kinetics

Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development

By: Lee A. Segel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th December 2005
ISBN: 9780521391849
Number Of Pages: 232

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As interest in theoretical biology grows, so does the need for an accessible link between these theories and experiments. The central purpose of this book is to illustrate the premise that examination of the kinetics of biological processes can give valuable information concerning the underlying mechanisms that are responsible for these processes. Topics covered range from co-operativity in protein binding, through receptor-infector coupling, to theories of biochemical oscillations in yeast and slime mould. In addition, an introduction to the explosively growing theoretical topic of chaos details attempts to apply this theory in physiology. The material of this book originally appeared as part of the volume Mathematical Models in Molecular and Cellular Biology (edited by L. A. Segel). However each article has been revised and updated.

"...very valuable..." Ken Howard, British Society for Developmental Biology Newsletter "...a useful introduction to an important branch of mathematical biology and a worthy addition to the Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology series." A. Abakuks, Biometrics "...a first rate introduction to, or review of, methods for analyzing biological kinetic data...can be read by either mathematically or biochemically trained scientists. Both groups will gain a better understanding of the other's work." Carla Wofsy, Mathematical Biosciences

Preface
Fundamental concepts in biochemical reaction theory
Equilibrium binding of macromolecules with ligands
Allosteric and induced-fit theories of protein binding
Positive and negative cooperativity
Graphical representations for tetramer binding
Enzyme induction
Molecular models for receptor to adenylate cyclase coupling
Models for oscillations and excitability in biochemical systems
Control of neurotransmitter release: use of facilitation to analyze the regulation of intracellular calcium
Acceptable and unacceptable models of liver regeneration in the rat
Chaos
Index
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ISBN: 9780521391849
ISBN-10: 0521391849
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 10th December 2005
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.51