By Ramesh C. Gupta
Biomarkers in Toxicology is a well timed and entire reference devoted to all features of biomarkers that relate to chemical publicity and their results on organic structures. This booklet contains either vertebrate and non-vertebrate species types for toxicological trying out and improvement of biomarkers. Divided into numerous key sections, this reference quantity includes chapters dedicated to issues in molecular-cellular toxicology, in addition to a glance on the newest state-of-the-art applied sciences used to observe biomarkers of publicity and results. every one bankruptcy additionally comprises numerous references to the present literature and critical assets for additional analyzing. Given this accomplished therapy, Biomarkers in Toxicology is an important reference for all these attracted to biomarkers throughout numerous medical and biomedical fields.
- Written by way of overseas specialists who've evaluated the expansive literature to supply you with one source masking all features of toxicology biomarkers
- Identifies and discusses the main delicate, exact, precise and verified biomarkers used as symptoms of publicity and impression of chemical substances of other classes
- Covers precise issues and purposes of biomarkers, together with chapters on molecular toxicology biomarkers, biomarker research for nanotoxicology, improvement of biomarkers for drug efficacy evaluate and masses more
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