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Basic Concepts in Biochemistry: A Student's Survival Guide


By: H Gilbert

331 pages, Figs, tabs

McGraw Hill

Paperback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #120863 | ISBN: 0071356576
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This first book in "McGraw-Hill's Basic Concepts Series" pioneered a method of presenting hard-to-grasp topics in a readily understandable manner, thereby helping students survive the rigors of medical school. The second edition continues to innovatively review the toughest concepts in biochemistry for maximum comprehension in a short period of time. Unlike conventional texts or review books that stress memorizing facts, basic concepts stresses the mastering of fundamental concepts, so that the reader truly comprehends the material and feels comfortable applying it. Dr. Gilbert uses simple, jargon-free language and award-winning teaching techniques including algorithms, mnemonics and clinical examples. Material is presented in a building block approach, in bite-size summary form, from easy to harder-to-grasp concepts.


Preface. Prologue. Chapter 1: Where to Start. Chapter 2: Protein Structure. Chapter 3: Membranes and Membrane Proteins. Chapter 4: DNA-RNA Structure. Chapter 5: Expression of Genetic Information. Chapter 6: Recombinant-DNA Methodology. Chapter 7: Enzyme Mechanism. Chapter 8: EnzymeKinetics. Chapter 9: Signal Transduction Pathways. Chapter 10: Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis. Chapter 11: Glycogen Synthesis and Degradation. Chapter 12: TCA Cycle. Chapter 13: Fat Synthesis and Degradation. Chapter 14: Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation. Chapter 15: Pentose Phosphate Pathway. Chapter 16: Amino Acid Metabolism. Chapter 17: Integration of Energy Metabolism. Chapter 18: UREA Cycle. Chapter 19: Purine Metabolism. Chapter 20: Pyrimidine Metabolism. Chapter 21: One-Carbon Metabolism. Chapter 22: Tracking Carbons. Chapter 23: ph, pKa, pROBLEMS. Chapter 24: Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

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