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Essential Biochemistry


By: Charlotte W Pratt and Kathleen Cornely

704 pages, Col illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Aug 2010 | Edition: 2 | #184125 | ISBN-13: 9780470504772
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About this book

This text offers chemists a streamlined approach to the field, focusing on the chemistry behind the biology. The selective approach allows them to understand the main ideas without needing to memorize many specific details.

The second edition offers the most up-to-date coverage, placing more emphasis on the coverage of molecular structure, laboratory techniques, and problem solving. It retains core topics of biochemistry, using real examples of chemical reactions and molecular structures.

Integrated media also provides chemists with a review of difficult concepts along with molecular structure tutorials and interactive animations.


Part One: Molecular Structure and Function. 1. The Chemical Basis of Life. 2. Aqueous Chemistry. 3. From Genes to Proteins. 4. Protein Structure. 5. Protein Function. 6. How Enzymes Work. 7. Enzyme Kinetics and Inhibition. 8. Lipids and Membranes. 9. Membrane Transport. 10. Signaling. 11. Carbohydrates. Part Two: Metabolic Reactions. 12. Overview of Metabolism and Free Energy. 13. Glucose Metabolism. 14. The Citric Acid Cycle. 15. Oxidative Phosphorylation. 16. Photosynthesis. 17. Lipid Metabolism. 18. Nitrogen Metabolism. 19. Regulation of Mammalian Fuel Metabolism. Part Three: Management of Genetic Information. 20. DNA Replication and Repair. 21. Transcription and RNA. 22. Protein Synthesis. Glossary. Solutions. Index.

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