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Foundations of Chemical Biology


Series: Oxford Chemistry Primers Volume: 98

By: C M Dobson, A J Pratt and J A Gerrard

97 pages, Figs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Sep 2001 | #123878 | ISBN: 0199248990
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Undergraduate primer introducing the fundamental chemistry of the molecules that are essential to all cells.


1. The chemicals of biological systems; 2. Introduction to amino acids and proteins; 3. The structure of proteins; 4. From structure to metabolic function: the globins; 5. Proteins as catalysts; 6. Sugars and phosphates: an introduction; 7. Metabolism and the biochemistry of glucose; 8. Lipids: cells as compartments; 9. Genetic information: nucleotides and nucleic acids; 10. Epilogue: where to from here?

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