The book presents the first comprehensive molecular theory of the living cell ever published since the cell doctrine was formulated in 1838-1839. It introduces into cell biology over thirty key concepts, principles and laws imported from physics, chemistry, computer science, linguistics, semiotics and philosophy. The author formulates physically, chemically and enzymologically realistic molecular mechanisms to account for basic living processes such as ligand-receptor interactions, enzymic catalysis, force-generating mechanisms in molecular motors, chromatin remodelling, and signal transduction. Possible solutions to basic and practical problems facing contemporary biology and biomedical sciences have been suggested, including pharmacotherapeutics and personalized medicine.
First book on the molecular theory of the living cell, utilizing the principles, laws and concepts derived from physics, chemistry, computer science, linguistics, semiotics and philosophy
The book contains a most complete catalogue of the fundamental molecular mechanisms responsible for molecular processes supporting life
The book applies the molecular principles of the living cell to solving not only basic problems encountered in contemporary molecular biology such as the definition of a gene but also practical problems