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Molecular Biology of the Cardiovascular System

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Edited by Chien Shu. . 263 pages. Lea & Febiger; , Philadelphia: , 1990.. $39.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(4):336. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-4-336_1
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A multiauthor text that focuses on genetic regulation of myoblast stem cell lineages; molecular analysis of myosin heavy-chain genes; regulation of myocyte hypertrophy; the molecular biology of vascular smooth muscle contractility, endothelium, angiogenin, red-cell membrane proteins; and the molecular genetics of the plasma lipoproteins. Reading the opening chapter (a general survey of gene structure, function, and expression and of methods for their study) and the closing chapter (a summary of the many intervening chapters) might be the best start for clinicians wishing to get a full grasp of this field without the nettles of excessive detail.


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