Molecular and Cell Biology of the Liver features the latest research findings regarding liver structure and function. A unique feature of the book is the brief science reviews that are included in each chapter which provide essential background information to allow readers to better grasp the subject matter within a chapter. The book covers liver biology from the molecular level to groups of liver cells and explains how groups of hepatocytes interact in similar microenvironments. Other important cell types found in the liver are also examined. Illustrations ranging from electron micrographs to fully rendered drawings act as visual aids to help readers understand complex structural-functional interactions. Molecular and Cell Biology of the Liver will benefit hepatologists, gastroenterologists, cell biologists, anatomists, toxicologists, and other researchers interested in liver structure and function.
Table of Contents
Molecular Aspects: Gene Activity and Regulation (G. Schreiber and A.R. Aldred). Proteins and Plasma Protein Metabolism (T. Peters, Jr.). Carbohydrates and Glycogen Metabolism (R.R. Cardell and E.L.S. Cardell). Subcellular Components: The Plasma Membrane and Intercellular Junctions (W. Hong). Receptors and Endocytosis (C.A. Casey and D.J. Tuma). Cytoskeleton (S.W. French, M. Cadrin, H. Kawahara, and K. Kachi). Peroxisomes and Lysosomes (U. Soto, S. Rapp, K. Gorgas,and W.W. Just). Parenchymal Cells: Fetal and Postnatal Growth (J. Vassy and M. Kraemer). Regeneration (A. Francavilla, T.E. Starzl, D.H. Van Thiel, M. Barone, and L. Polimeno). Functional Compartmentation of Hepotocytes (C.M. Berkowitz, E. Guibert, B. Bilir, and J.J. Gumucio). Extracellular Matrix (M. Dziadek and T. Thomas). Nonparenchymal Cells: Endothelial Cells and Kupffer Cells (R.S. McCuskey). Fat-Storing Cells (H.F.J. Hendricks, A. Brouwer,and D.L. Knook). Pit Cells (L. Bouwens). Bile Duct Cells (P. Van Eyken and V.J. Desmet).