Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Fundamentals of Biochemistry : Life at the Molecular Level

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Voet, Voet and Pratt's Fundamentals of Biochemistry, 5th Edition addresses the enormous advances in biochemistry, particularly in the areas of structural biology and Bioinformatics, by providing a solid biochemical foundation that is rooted in chemistry to prepare students for the scientific challenges of the future. While continuing in its tradition of presenting complete and balanced coverage that is clearly written and relevant to human health and disease, Fundamentals of Biochemistry, 5e includes new pedagogy and enhanced visuals that provide a pathway for student learning.

The authors are careful to present new information such that it links it to existing content, ever mindful that students assimilate new information only in the proper context. The enriched assessment content in WileyPLUS Learning Space offers students the opportunity to gauge their conceptual understanding and receive immediate feedback to address misconceptions.
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  • Hardback | 1152 pages
  • 213 x 279 x 41mm | 2,300g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5th Edition
  • 1118918401
  • 9781118918401
  • 1,522,268

Table of contents

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

Guide to Media Resource


1 Introduction to the Chemistry of Life 1

2 Water 23


3 Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids, and Genetic Information 42

4 Amino Acids 80

5 Proteins: Primary Structure 97

6 Proteins: Three-Dimensional Structure 131

7 Protein Function: Myoglobin and Hemoglobin, Muscle Contraction, and Antibodies 180

8 Carbohydrates 221

9 Lipids and Biological Membranes 245

10 Membrane Transport 293


11 Enzymatic Catalysis 322

12 Enzyme Kinetics, Inhibition, and Control 361

13 Biochemical Signaling 402


14 Introduction to Metabolism 442

15 Glucose Catabolism 478

16 Glycogen Metabolism and Gluconeogenesis 523

17 Citric Acid Cycle 558

18 Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation 588

19 Photosynthesis: Can be found at and in WileyPLUS Learning Space

20 Lipid Metabolism 664

21 Amino Acid Metabolism 718

22 Mammalian Fuel Metabolism: Integration and Regulation 773


23 Nucleotide Metabolism 802

24 Nucleic Acid Structure 831

25 DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination 879

26 Transcription and RNA Processing 938

27 Protein Synthesis 982

28 Regulation of Gene Expression 1033

Solutions: Can be found at and in WileyPLUS Learning Space Glossary G-1

Index I-1
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About Donald Voet

Donald Voet received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University and did postdoctoral research in the Biology Department at MIT. Don took up a faculty position in the department of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, upon completing his postdoctoral work. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, the University of California San Diego, and the Weismann Institute of Science in Israel.

Judith Voet received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University and did postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. She taught at the University of Delaware before moving to Swarthmore College. Together with Don Voet, she is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education.
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