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Presents the biochemistry of mammalian cells, relates events at a cellular level to the subsequent physiological processes in the whole animal, and cites examples of human diseases derived from aberrant biochemical processes. This sixth edition is a useful tool for students and professionals in the medical or health sciences.
Partial table of contents: Eukaryotic Cell Structure (T. Devlin). Protein I: Composition and Structure (R. Schultz & M. Liebman). Enzymes: Classification, Kinetics and Control (J. York). Biological Membranes: Structure and Membrane Transport (T. Devlin). Carbohydrate Metabolism I: Major Metabolic Pathways and Their Control (R. Harris). Lipid Metabolism I: Utilization and Storage of Energy in Lipid Form (J. McGarry). Amino Acid Metabolism (M. Coomes). Metabolic Interrelationships (R. Harris & D. Crabb). DNA II: Repair, Synthesis, and Recombination (S. Aktipis). Protein Synthesis: Translation and Posttranslational Modifications (D. Glitz). Regulation of Gene Expression (J. Donelson). Biochemistry of Hormones I: Polypeptide Hormones (G. Litwack & T. Schmidt). Iron and Heme Metabolism (W. Awad). Principles of Nutrition II: Micronutrients (S. Chaney). Appendix. Index.
Thomas M. Devlin, Ph.D. - Professor Emeritus, Drexel University School of Medicine.
Outstanding...classic...clear illustrations abound...an exceedingly thorough, accurate, and up-to-date volume. (The Quarterly Review of Biology) "A delightful book to read...I would recommend this book highly...for any who seek to understand the biochemical basis of disease..." (Annals of Clinical Biochemistry) "...a comprehensive biochemistry book...new material in key areas justifies the new edition..." (Doody's Health, April 19, 2002) "...This is a welcome and relatively inexpensive volume for students of biochemistry and especially those involved with clinical biochemistry". (Cell Biochemistry & Function, June 2003)