Essentials of Biochemistry
This textbook incorporates the lectures of the authors given to students with a strong chemistry background. An emphasis is placed on metabolism and reaction mechanisms and how they are studied. The text lays the basis for an understanding of the fundamentals of biochemistry.
Introduction to Biomolecules: amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides.
Macromolecules: Proteins, RNA, DNA, membranes.
Enzymes and mechanisms.
Enzyme Kinetics .
Coenzymes and Vitamins.
Introduction to Metabolism.
Carbohydrate Metabolism A: Monosaccharides.
TCA and Glyoxylate Cycles.
Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation.
Carbohydrate Metabolism B: Di-,Oligo-, and Polysaccharide Metabolism.
Lipid Metabolism: Fatty Acid Synthesis and Degradation.
Amino Acid Metabolism.
Purine and Pyrimidine Nucleotide Metabolism.
Photosynthesis and the Calvin Cycle.
DNA, RNA, and Protein Metabolism.
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