Genes and Signals

ISBN: 9780879696337
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 2001-11-13
Number of pages: 192
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DESCRIPTION

Genes & Signals analyzes gene regulation from a new perspective. The first chapter describes mechanisms found in bacteria, and two subsequent chapters discuss which of these is most highly exploited in higher organisms. A final chapter relates these molecular strategies to other enzymatic processes, including those involving kinases, RNA splicing enzymes, proteases, and others. A general theme emerges, one that proposes how a rather restricted set of signals and enzymatic functions has been used in evolution to generate complex life forms of different types.

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