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Cells and Tissues




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Term: Winter 2009
Published: January 26, 2010
Revised: September 15, 2010

This sequence provides an overview of the biochemical basis of cellular structure and function; the anabolic and catabolic processes involved in energy utilization; and cellular communication. The hierarchical organization of cellular components are discussed in terms of the structure and function of the four macromolecules: protein, lipid, carbohydrate, and nucleic acids.

Sequence Directors:
Audrey Seasholtz, Ph.D.
Paul Weinhold, Ph.D.

Reda Jaber
Sarah Sophia Na
Matthew Wixson

Publication of this sequence is still in progress. Please check back regularly to see if new content has been posted.

Reading List

Required Textbooks

Biochemistry: Devlin, Thomas. Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations. 6th edition, Wiley-Liss, 2005. 1240 p. $120.00. ISBN: 0471678082.

Cell Biology: Alberts, Bruce and Johnson, Alexander and Lewis, Julian and Raff, Martin and Roberts, Keith and Walter, Peter. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th edition. Garland Science, 1268 p. $118.00 ISBN: 978-0815341055.

Recommended Textbooks

Histology: Young, B. and Lowe, J.C. and Stevens, A. and Heath J.W. Wheater’s Functional Histology. 5th edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2006. 448 p. $69.95. ISBN: 044306850.

Histology: Ross, M.H. and Pawlina, W. Histology: A Text and Atlas, 5th Edition with Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005. 906 p. $64.95. ISBN: 0781750563.

Anatomy: Netter, Frank H. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 4th edition. Icon Learning Systems, 2006. 640 p. $76.95. ISBN: 978-1416033851.

Anatomy:Tank Patrick W. and Gest, Thomas, R. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Atlas of Anatomy. Lippincott, 2008. 432 p. $72.95 ISBN: 978-0-7817-8505-1.

Further Information

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