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The cell

George Banting

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0401

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The cell

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This section emphasizes the cell as a dynamic entity. Cells are not simply building blocks that are linked together to create an organism: each cell comprises a dynamic network of interacting macromolecules. Just how dynamic has been brought home by recent advances in cell imaging technologies. A host of multisubunit molecular structures must assemble and disassemble in a highly coordinated, exquisitely regulated, and beautifully choreographed manner in order to ensure the integrity of the cell and to provide its ability to function correctly as a single unit within a large multicellular organism....

Chapter.  6829 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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