Biotechnology A Self-Teaching Guide

ISBN-10: 0071448128

ISBN-13: 9780071448123

Edition: 2007

Authors: Sharon Walker, Wing

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This self-teaching guide explains the basic concepts & fundamentals in all the major subtopics of biotechnology. The content advances logically from the basics of molecular & cellular biology to more complex topics such as DNA, cloning, experimental procedures, diseases, immunology, & genetic disorders.
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 9/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Sharon Walker, Ph.D. (Albuquerque, NM) is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and has done extensive research in various areas of biomedicine. Walker has many years’ experience as a safety analyst for high hazard operations, and has taught graduate courses in immunology, epidemiology, cell biology, and statistics. Walker is the author of Biotechnology Demystified.

Introduction
Biomolecules and Energy
Review of Molecular Forces
Formation of Hydrogen Bonds
Building Blocks and Reagents: Lipids, Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids
Energy
Summary
Quiz
Cell Structures and Cell Division
The Barrier: Cell Membranes
The Genetic Material: The Nucleus
The Energy System: Mitochondria
Control of Cell Chemistry
Ribosomes
Endoplasmic Reticulum
Golgi Apparatus
Transporting Material and Waste Elimination
Cell Duplication-Mitosis
Sexual Reproduction-Meiosis
Summary
Quiz
Information Methods of a Cell
History
Forming the Code
Coding for Proteins
Transcription
Mutations
Translation
The Rest of the DNA...Is It Junk?
One Gene, One Protein...NOT!
Control of Protein Production
Summary
Quiz
Genetics
Mendelian Genetics
Sex-Linked Characteristics
Inheritance of Characteristics Controlled by More Than One Gene or Pair of Alleles
Mutations
Genetic Diseases
Influence of Environment
Gene Therapy
Summary
Quiz
Immunology
Antigens
Antibodies
Structure of Antibodies
Cell-mediated Immunity
Immune Response to Proteins
Other Components of Immunity
Summary
Quiz
Immunotherapy and Other Bioengineering Applications
Nonspecific Immune Stimulation
Antisera
Monoclonal Antibodies
Nanobodies
A Library of Antibodies
ELISA
Other Assays Using Monoclonal Antibodies
Autoimmune Disease
Cancer
Addictive Disorders
Allograft Rejection
Summary
Quiz
Recombinant Techniques and Deciphering DNA
Recombinant Techniques
Deciphering DNA
Summary
Quiz
Proteomics
One Gene, More Than One Protein
Structure of Proteins
Protein Folding and Misfolding
Proteolysis-Protein Breakdown
Reducing Protein Misfolding in Bioengineered Systems
Famous Misfolded Proteins
Research into Protein Type and Function
Summary
Quiz
Reference
Stem Cells
Somatic Cells, Germ Cells, Stem Cells, Adult Stem Cells, and Embryonic Stem Cells
Adult Stem Cells
Embryonic Stem Cells
Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer-Cloning
Controversy and Legal Constraints
Summary
Quiz
Medical Applications
Recombinant DNA
Vaccines
Production of rDNA Proteins Using Bacteria, Yeast Cells, and Mammalian Cells
Products from Transgenic Animals
Transgenic Plants/Biofarms
The rDNA Protein Market
Alternatives for Protein Therapeutics-Upcoming Technology
Protein Therapeutics/Protein Misfoldinq
Antisense Technology and Prevention of Viral Infections
Use of Ribozymes in Viral Infections and Cancer Therapy
Forensics
DNA Sequencing
Detection of Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi
Detection of Mutations
Summary
Quiz
References
Agricultural Applications
Current GM Crops
Herbicide Tolerance
Insect Resistance
Pathogen Resistance
Nutritional Enhancements
Hardiness
Control of Seeds
Other Controversies Involving GM Crops
Future GM Crops
Bioengineering of Livestock
Feeding the World
Summary
Quiz
References
Industrial and Environmental Applications
Use of Bioreagents in Industry
Finding Suitable Bioreagents
Modifying Enzymes and Molecule Sex
Inside or Outside of the Cell
Bioreactors
Environmental Applications-Hazardous Waste
Environmental Applications-Air Emissions
Summary
Quiz
References
The Future
The Legal Dilemmas
Public Confidence
The Issue of Labeling
Genetic Pollution
Bioethics
Developing Nations
Worst Case Scenarios
Summary
Quiz
References
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions
Index
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