Complexity and specificity are the hallmarks of cell signalling, yet Hancock in this third edition has gone a long way to simplify these complicated processes. His signalling examples are clever and well-conceived, his writing descriptive and his passion for his subject infectious ... this is marvellous value for money and is a worthy companion to an undergraduate/postgraduate reference libary. (John P. Phelan, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland in The Biochemist
)I think the summary at the end of the chapter is great - its gives key points that can be memorised or used as an index to check the content covered in this chapter. The points contain enough information to stand alone as facts, but are not too wordy. The further reading section is also really useful, giving references to all the papers mentioned in the chapter allowing quick and easy discovery of more detailed information that was touched on in the text.
(Charlotte Dunbar, 2nd year biology student, University of York
About the Author
Dr John Hancock, Reader in Molecular Biology, Faculty of Applied Science, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.