The symposium that constitutes this edition deals primarily, but not exclusively, with "primitive" control mechanisms of the cell. Hormonal influences are not extensively treated.
Sixteen papers and discussions by prominent research workers are presented at the biochemical level, describing many ideas and problems on the regulation of cell metabolism. Among the substances and mechanisms considered in the papers as playing a regulatory role in cell metabolism are the intracellular concentration of inorganic phosphorus, adenosinediphosphate, enzyme concentration, electron transport, coenzymes, and a "feed-back" concept.
This book is by experts, primarily for experts, in this field.