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Modern Optics, Electronics and High Precision Techniques in Cell Biology

  • Gerhard Isenberg

Part of the Principles and Practice book series (PRINCIPLES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Cora-Ann Schoenenberger, Daniel J. Müller, Andreas Engel
    Pages 1-31
  3. Rolf Borlinghaus, Bernhard Gröbler
    Pages 33-53
  4. S. Hosoi, H. Tsuchiya, M. Takahashi, M. Kashiwasake-Jibu, K. Sakatani, T. Hayakawa
    Pages 75-87
  5. Harald Felgner, Rainer Frank, Manfred Schliwa
    Pages 89-99
  6. Josef Käs, Jochen Guck, David Humphrey
    Pages 101-138
  7. Wolfgang H. Goldmann, Zeno Guttenberg, Robert M. Ezzell, Gerhard Isenberg
    Pages 159-171
  8. Francis Markey, Franz Schindler
    Pages 173-194
  9. Catherine G. Galbraith, Michael P. Sheetz
    Pages 195-210
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-261

About this book

Introduction

In spite of tremendous scientific progress over the past years, cell biologists do not yet understand the fundamental processes that determine the life cy­ cle of a cell. Such are: cell movement and cell spreading, cell division, cell communication, cell signaling, cell regeneration and cell death. Biochemistry has enabled us to recognize and to isolate an overwhelming number of new proteins. In vitro assays and the reinjection of proteins into cells and tissues have provided insights into molecular functions and cellular mechanisms. The renaissance of the genetic approach by applying restriction enzymes and vectors, PCR and antisense technology has enabled us to overexpress certain cellular products, to make altered constructs of cell components or to create "knock-out" mutants that entirely lack the factor of interest. Amazingly en­ ough, all these molecular toys have led to a stream of information but not, in a comparable degree, to a better understanding. Has the puzzle become too complex to get solved; or are the windows too small that we are looking through? As an attempt to answer both questions, the aim of the present mono­ graph Modern Optics, Electronics and High Precision Techniques in Cell Biol­ ogy is first to provide cell and molecular biologists with a whole new scope of easily applicable techniques including brand-new optical, biophysical, physicochemical and biosensoric devices. Secondly, these newly developed techniques allow us to look at cells and biological systems as a whole.

Keywords

Laser biology biophysics biosensor biosensors cell cell biology cellular processes flow cytometry membrane microscopy neuron reflection protein regeneration viscometry

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Isenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Biophysics E-22Technical University of MunichGarching/MunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-80370-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80372-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80370-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-914X
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-9158
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