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    DescriptionGrasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace your exams Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so here's the good news you don't have to stay that way! Biochemistry For Dummies shows you how to get a handle on biochemistry, apply the science, raise your grades, and prepare yourself to ace any standardized test. This friendly, unintimidating guide presents an overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course and makes the subject easy to understand and accessible to everyone. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, you'll identify biochemical structures and reactions, and send your grades soaring. Newest biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and scientific discoveries Updated examples and explanations Incorporates the most current teaching techniques From water biochemistry to protein synthesis, Biochemistry For Dummies gives you the vital information, clear explanations, and important insights you need to increase your understanding and improve your performance on any biochemistry test.


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    Title
    Biochemistry For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John T. Moore, By (author) Richard H. Langley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 536 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781118021743
    ISBN 10: 1118021746
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16920
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PSB
    Abridged Dewey: 572
    DC22: 572
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C60010000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI007000
    LC classification: QD415 .M67 2011
    Thema V1.0: PSB
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    09 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John T. Moore , EdD, teaches chemistry at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas and is the author of Chemistry For Dummies . Richard Langley , PhD, grades the free-response portion of the AP Chemistry Exam. Together with John, he authored Organic Chemistry II For Dummies .
    Back cover copy
    Grasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace your examsAre you baffled by biochemistry? If so, here's the good news -- you can send your grades soaring! This friendly guide presents an easy-to-follow overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, "Biochemistry For Dummies," 2nd Edition provides clear written and visual explanations of complicated concepts.Biochemistry 101 -- get the scoop on biochemistry basics, dive into water chemistry, and review organic chemistry conceptsSink your teeth into proteins -- discover everything you need to know about amino acids, protein structure and function, and enzyme kineticsGet a craving -- get the skinny on carbohydrates, lipids and membranes, nucleic acids, vitamins, and hormonesLife is a highway -- take a look at bioenergetics and pathways to get a handle on ATP and energy, metabolism, electron transport, biosynthesis, and moreIt's in your genes -- learn about the fascinating subject of genetics and understand how DNA is photocopied and replicated to make us who we areOpen the book and find: A review of cell types and their structuresThe role of carbon in the study of lifeProperties of amino acidsStructure levels of proteinsThe scoop on enzymes and catalystsA primer on nucleic acidsHundreds of figures that illustrate biochemical structuresReal-world examples that connect biochem concepts to everyday lifeLearn about: Biochemistry principlesBiochemical structures and reactionsHow cells obtain and use energy
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Part I: Setting the Stage: Basic Biochemistry Concepts. Chapter 1: Biochemistry: What You Need to Know and Why. Chapter 2: Seems So Basic: Water Chemistry and pH. Chapter 3: Fun with Carbon: Organic Chemistry. Part II: The Meat of Biochemistry: Proteins. Chapter 4: Amino Acids: The Building Blocks of Protein. Chapter 5: Protein Structure and Function. Chapter 6: Enzyme Kinetics: Getting There Faster. Part III: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, and More. Chapter 7: What We Crave: Carbohydrates. Chapter 8: Lipids and Membranes. Chapter 9: Nucleic Acids and the Code of Life. Chapter 10: Vitamins: Both Simple and Complex. Chapter 11: Hormones: The Body's Messengers. Part IV: Bioenergetics and Pathways. Chapter 12: Life and Energy. Chapter 13: ATP: The Body's Monetary System. Chapter 14: Smelly Biochemistry: Nitrogen in Biological Systems. Part V: Genetics: Why We Are What We Are. Chapter 15: Photocopying DNA. Chapter 16: Transcribe This! RNA Transcription. Chapter 17: Translation: Protein Synthesis. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Great Applications of Biochemistry. Chapter 19: Ten Biochemistry Careers. Index.