Cellular Foundations

Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Bray, D., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., & Walter, P. (2002) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4th edn, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York.

A superb textbook on cell structure and function, covering the topics considered in this chapter, and a useful reference for many of the following chapters.

Becker, W.M., Kleinsmith, L.J., & Hardin, J. (2000) The World of the Cell, 5th edn, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Redwood City, CA.

An excellent introductory textbook of cell biology.

Lodish, H., Berk, A., Matsudaira, P., Kaiser, C.A., Krieger, M., Scott, M.R., Zipursky, S.L., & Darnell, J. (2003) Molecular Cell Biology, 5th edn, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York.

Like the book by Alberts and coauthors, a superb text useful for this and later chapters. Purves, W.K., Sadava, D., Orians, G.H., & Heller, H.C. (2001) Life: The Science of Biology, 6th edn, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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