This new edition of Elliott and Elliott's popular introductory textbook for biochemistry and molecular biology contains substantial new material and numerous colorful diagrams. To bring the book completely up-to-date, inessential material has been eliminated to allow full coverage of current areas of interest as well as coverage of essential basic material. Areas of molecular biology such as cell signaling, cancer molecular biology, protein targeting, proteasomes, immune system, and eukaryotic gene control are covered fully with a clear student-friendly style, making the book suitable for the most modern courses. New or completely re-written chapters include: 2. Enzymes 3. The structure of proteins 4. The cell membrane--a structure depending only on weak forces 13. Strategies for metabolic control and their applications to carbohydrate and fat metabolism 17. Cellular disposal of unwanted molecules 23. Eukaryotic gene transcription and control24. Protein synthesis, intracellular transport and degradation 25. How are newly synthesized proteins delivered to their correct destinations?--Protein targeting 26. Cell signaling 27. The immune system 30. Molecular biology of cancer 33. The cytoskeleton, molecular motors and intracellular transport Ideal for first-year life-science students both in the major or taking the course as an ancillary, the book includes a student's solutions manual, an instructor's solutions manual, and an accompanying website where all text illustrations are available for free downloading: www.oup.com/elliott.