Biochemistry: A Short Course
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|Format:||Paperback, 620 pages, 2nd revised internat Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 10 April 2012|
Derived from the best-selling classic text originated by Lubert Stryer and continued by John Tymoczko and Jeremy Berg, Biochemistry: A Short Course focuses on the major topics taught in a one-semester biochemistry course. With its short chapters and relevant biological and clinical examples, this text shows biochemistry as a part of students' everyday lives. Offering the same signature writing style and physiological emphasis as the full-length text, this briefer book focuses on the major topics by eliminating details of enzyme mechanisms and organic chemistry, and by removing extraneous and advanced topics. Coverage is broken into short chapters for ease of use. Numerous examples and photos of biochemistry in action show students that biochemistry is part of everything they do and experience. Students learn a biochemical concept, then see how that concept is applied in the real world. Clinical Insights show how our understanding of biochemical concepts influences an aspect of a disease or its cure, and Biological Insights show how simple changes in biochemical processes can have dramatic effects. The Second Edition has been fully updated with coverage of recent developments in biochemistry and human health. New Metabolism in Context sections show how new information on the role of leptins in hunger and satiety has changed the way biochemists think about obesity and diabetes. In addition to diet and obesity, other Metabolism in Context features focus on metabolism and cancer, and metabolism and exercise. The Experimental Techniques chapters (available on the companion website) have also been updated and expanded, exploring important techniques used by biochemists in the past as well as new technologies with which biochemists make discoveries in present-day laboratories. (This title may not be available in all areas. Please contact your representative for more information.)
Table of Contents
PART I: THE MOLECULAR DESIGN OF LIFE Section 1: Biochemistry Helps Us Understand Our World 1. Biochemistry and the Unity of Life 2. Water, Weak Bonds, and the Generation of Order Out of Chaos Section 2: Protein Composition and Structure 3. Amino Acids 4. Protein Three-Dimensional Structure Section 3: Basic Concepts and Kinetics of Enzymes 5. Basic Concepts of Enzyme Action 6. Kinetics and Regulation 7. Mechanisms and Inhibitors 8. Hemoglobin, an Allosteric Protein Section 4: Carbohydrates and Lipids 9. Carbohydrates 10. Lipids Section 5: Cell Membranes, Channels, Pumps, and Receptors 11.Membrane Structure and Function 12. Signal-Transduction Pathways PART II: TRANSDUCING AND STORING ENERGY Section 6: Basic Concepts and Design of Metabolism 13. Digestion: Turning a Meal into Cellular Biochemicals 14. Metabolism: Basic Concepts and Design Section 7: Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis 15. Glycolysis 16. Gluconeogenesis Section 8: The Citric Acid Cycle 17. Preparation for the Cycle 18. Harvesting Electrons from the Cycle Section 9: Oxidative Phosphorylation 19. The Electron-Transport Chain 20. The Proton-Motive Force Section 10: The Light Reactions of Photosynthesis and the Calvin Cycle 21. The Light Reactions 22. The Calvin Cycle Section 11: Glycogen Metabolism and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway 23. Glycogen Degradation 24. Glycogen Synthesis 25. The Pentose Phosphate Pathway Section 12: Fatty Acid and Lipid Metabolism 26. Fatty Acid Degradation 27. Fatty Acid Synthesis 28. Lipid Synthesis: Storage Lipids, Phospholipids, and Cholesterol Section 13: The Metabolism of Nitrogen-Containing Molecules 29. Amino Acid Degradation and the Urea Cycle 30. Amino Acid Synthesis 31. Nucleotide Metabolism PART III: SYNTHESIZING THE MOLECULES OF LIFE Section 14: Nucleic Acid Structure and DNA Replication 32. The Structure of Informational Macromolecules: DNA and RNA 33. DNA Replication 34. DNA Repair and Recombination Section 15: RNA Synthesis, Processing, and Regulation 35. RNA Synthesis and Regulation in Bacteria 36. Gene Expression in Eukaryotes 37. RNA Processing in Eukaryotes Section 16: Protein Synthesis and Recombinant DNA Techniques 38. The Genetic Code 39. The Mechanism of Protein Synthesis Section 17: Experimental Biochemistry 40. Techniques in Protein Biochemistry 41. Recombinant DNA Techniques
About the Author
JOHN L. TYMOCZKO is Towsley Professor of Biology at Carleton College, USA. JEREMY M. BERG was Professor and Director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA, where he remained until 2003. He then became Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. LUBERT STRYER is Winzer Professor of Cell Biology, Emeritus, in the School of Medicine and Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, at Stanford University, USA, where he has been on the faculty since 1976. The publication of his first edition of Biochemistry in 1975 transformed the teaching of Biochemistry.
|Publisher: ||W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||28.0 x 22.0 x 2.0 centimeters (1.55 kg)|