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By Ernest Hodgson

ISBN-10: 047046206X

ISBN-13: 9780470462065

A Textbook of contemporary Toxicology is a different source that gives either scholars and practitioners with a wide-ranging, available review of the self-discipline. appropriate for classes in environmental, pharmacological, scientific, and veterinary toxicology, this crucial textual content beneficial properties chapters written via specialists who deal with a number key topics.The Fourth variation comprises extra chapters on new techniques to toxicology - molecular equipment (-omics: toxicogenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics), bioinformatics, and structures biology – and maintains the legacy of its predecessors to supply updated insights into acute toxicity and chemical carcinogenesis, organ toxicity, in vitro and in vivo toxicity trying out, ecological danger evaluation, and lots of different parts of toxicology that support foster a high-quality comprehension of the field.Also featured within the Fourth version are end-of-chapter questions and a suggestions handbook on hand individually for tutorial adopters.

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Luciferase), and cell lines containing these constructs can be treated with the toxicant of interest and reporter output quantified. Of much current interest is the use of microarrays that permit the study of the expression of hundreds to thousands of genes at the same time. Microarrays are based on the principle that any gene being expressed at any point in time is giving rise to a specific, corresponding mRNA. The microarray itself consists of spots of DNA (c. 200 μ) bound to a suitable matrix.

Certain strains of rabbit can eat Belladonna with impunity while others cannot. Compounds may be toxic under some circumstances but not others or, perhaps, toxic in combination with another compound but nontoxic alone. The methylenedioxyphenyl insecticide synergists, such as piperonyl butoxide, are of low toxicity to both insects and mammals when administered alone, but are, by virtue of their ability to inhibit xenobioticmetabolizing enzymes, capable of causing dramatic increases in the toxicity of other compounds.

10 INTRODUCTION TO TOXICOLOGY Clearly, toxicology is preeminently an applied science, dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life and the protection of the environment. It is also much more. Frequently, the perturbation of normal life processes by toxic chemicals enables us to learn more about the life processes themselves. The use of dinitrophenol and other uncoupling agents to study oxidative phosphorylation and the use of α-amanitin to study RNA polymerases are but two of many examples.

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