Cells in tissues / Christopher J. Paradise, A. Malcolm Campbell.
Contributor(s): Campbell, A. Malcolm [author.].Material type: BookSeries: Biology collection: Publisher: New York, [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (50 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781606509524.Call number: 571.6 Subject(s): Cytology | Digestive organs -- Cytology | Endocrine glands -- Cytology | Cancer cells | Stem cells | multicellular organisms | undifferentiated cells | stem cells | tissues | muscle cells | neurons | alimentary canal | information | ingestion | digestion | assimilation | homestasis | stomach | small intestines | epithelial cells | epithelium | smooth muscle | gastric pits | parietal cells | histamine | proton pump inhibitor | tubulovesicles | pepsinogen | pepsin | peristalsis | endocrine system | hormones | exoskeleton | molting | epidermis | hemolymph | corpus allatum | metamorphosis | protocerebrum | prothoracic gland | neurosecretory cells | cancer cells | tumors | multipotent | tumor suppressors | mitogen | central nervous system | peripheral nervous system | carcinomaOnline resources: Click here to access online Also available in print.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. The digestive system breaks down and absorbs nutrients from ingested food --
2. Populations of endocrine cells in animals affect the whole organism --
3. Similarities and differences between stem cells and cancer cells -- Ethical, legal, social implications: decisions about to whom and when medical interventions are given -- Index.
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Two systems illustrate how individual cells of an organ system function, communicate, and coordinate activities. The digestive system breaks down and absorbs nutrients, and some specialized cells break down and absorb nutrients. The case of parietal cells in the stomach and epithelial cells in the small intestine are used to describe how cells function as a unit within organ systems, coordinating activities and communicating with one another. The endocrine system of insects affects molting and metamorphosis, and specialized cells are also important in each of these processes within that organ system. The experiments that were devised to determine the role of hormones in insect molting and metamorphosis are described. Finally, stem cells are healthy components of several different systems in animal bodies and are described in relation to a disruption in function. In this breakdown of function, cancer cells, in contrast to stem cells, can abnormally affect cell cycle regulation.
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