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The ideal foundation of a one-semester course for undergraduate students, Stenesh's Biochemistry presents the basic body of biochemical knowledge and a thorough exposition of fundamental biochemical concepts. Carefully balancing primary and secondary topics, this introductory text covers the essentials in proper depth to establish a firm foundation for further study. Superior to any other first level text available, Stenesh's Biochemistry features: clear writing, thorough explanations, and precise definitions. comprehensive study sections for all chapters, consisting of both review-type questions and calculation-type problems, graded by difficulty and including answers selected reading lists concise chapter summaries two-color text 529 illustrations a separate chapter on bioenergetics, and an extensive index. Four appendixes review acid-base calculations, the principles of organic chemistry, the tools of biochemistry, and oxidation-reduction reactions, and a separate Solutions Manual presents step-by-step answers to problems.
Foundation of Biochemistry: Frameworks of Biochemistry. Biomolecules: Amino Acids and Peptides. Proteins. Enzymes. Carbohydrates. Lipids and Membranes. Nucleic Acids. Metabolism: Introduction to Metabolism. Bioenergetics. Carbohydrate Metabolism. The Citric Acid Cycle. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosporylation. Lipid Metabolism. Amino Acid and Nucleotide Metabolism. Photosynthesis. Transfer of Genetic Information: Introduction to Molecular Biology. Replication -- The Synthesis of DNA. Transcription -- The Synthesis of RNA. Translation -- The Synthesis of Protein. Appendices: Acid-Base Calculations. Principles of Organic Chemistry. Tools of Biochemistry. Oxidaton-Reduction Reactions. Answers to Problems. Index.
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