Molecular Toxicology

1st Edition

Nick Plant

Taylor & Francis
Published September 4, 2003
Reference - 164 Pages
ISBN 9781859963456 - CAT# RU39605
Series: Advanced Texts


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  • Previous textbooks are out of date and do not contain sufficient description of new concepts, e.g. genomics and proteomics.
  • The book provides the opportunity to address application of technology to toxicolgy.
  • Due to advances of drug design and combinational chemistry, toxicology is becoming a progessively proactive too. This book is therefore a timely intrduction to the subject.


Molecular Toxicology is a concise introduction to the subject, taking the reader through the theoretical principles of toxicology followed by specific examples. In the first section, the concepts behind possible mechanisms of toxicity are described (e.g. the specific enzyme or receptor system) using examples where appropriate. Following this a series of examples are used to show the extension of concept into the real world, in an organ specific manner. The book concludes with a section outlining toxicity assessment methods, where the impact of molecular biology is having a considerable impact, including DNA microarrays, proteomics and bioinformatics.

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