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Essentials of Biochemistry


By: Herbert J Fromm and Mark Hargrove

300 pages, 390 b/w & col illus


Hardback | Jul 2011 | #191080 | ISBN-13: 9783642196232
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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.


The Cell: bacteria, plants, animals.
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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Herbert J. Fromm (1929-) received the BS degree from Michigan State College (University) in 1950 and the Ph.D. degree in 1954 from Loyola University School of Medicine (Chicago). Mark S. Hargrove (1970-) is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University.

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