Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract (комплект из 2 книг)
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This fourth edition of Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract follows 12 years after the third edition. The delay was mainl; due to buyouts and mergers of the involved publishing houses, certainly not to a lack of new information. On the contrary, th explosion of information at the cellular level, made possible, in part, by the continued emergence of powerful molecular and cellular techniques, has resulted in a greater degree of revision than that of any other edition. Section I, now titled "Basic Cel Physiology and Growth of the Gastrointestinal Tract," contains numerous new chapters on topics such as transcriptional regu lation, signaling networks in development, apoptosis, and mechanisms in malignancies. Most of the chapters in the first sectioi have been edited by Juanita L. Merchant. Section II has been renamed "Neural Gastroenterology and Motility" and has beei expanded from 7 chapters with rather classic titles to more than 20 chapters encompassing not only the movement of the vari ous parts of the digestive tract but also cell physiology, neural regulation, stress, and the regulation of food intake. Almost al of the chapters in the second section have been recruited and edited by Jackie D.Wood. Section III is entirely new and contain: chapters on "Gastrointestinal Immunology and Inflammation," which were edited by Kim E.Barrett. Section IV, "Physiology of Secretion," consists of chapters with familiar titles but with completely updated information to reflect the advances in oui understanding of the cellular processes involved in secretion. Section V, "Digestion and Absorption," contains new chapters or the intestinal barrier, protein sorting, and ion channels, together with those focusing on the uptake of specific nutrients. These chapters have been recruited and edited by Hamid M.Said and Fayez K.Ghishan.