A Guidebook to Biochemistry

A Guidebook to Biochemistry

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This is a completely revised and expanded edition of the Guidebook to Biochemistry. Every chapter has been reviewed and brought up to date. A new chapter, on the cell and membrane transport, has been included, and the single chapter on regulation in the previous edition has been greatly enlarged and divided into two chapters. Other topics that have received particular attention in this edition include lipids, cell membranes and the biochemical action of hormones. The chapter on genetics has been revised to take account of recent studies of the genetic organization of higher organisms, and a section on genetic engineering has been included. In making these changes the authors have taken care to adhere to the concept of the 'Guidebook' introduced by Kenneth Harrison and maintained by them in the 1971 edition: to 'introduce the reader to the important features of the subject by exemplifying and discussing crucial biochemical concepts'. For this reason they have been careful to restrict the increase in the total length of the book compared with the 1971 edition.show more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1139167588
  • 9781139167581

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Conventions and abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Part I. Structure and Function of Macromolecules: 2. Introduction to macromolecules; 3. Protein structure; 4. Protein function I; 5. Protein function II - the enzymes; 6. Nuclei acids, polysaccharides and lipids; Part II. Metabolism: 7. Energy and biochemical reactions; 8. The oxidative pathway and oxidative phosphorylation; 9. Introduction to intermediary metabolism; 10. Synthesis of ATP - glycolsis; 11. Synthesis of ATP - the Krebs cycle; 12. Synthesis of ATP - fat breakdown; 13. Synthesis of ATP and NADPH2 - the pentose phosphate pathway; 14. Synthesis of ATP and NADPH2 - the light reaction of photosynthesis; 15. Uses of ATP and NADPH2 - the synthesis of polysaccharides; 16. Uses of ATP and NADPH2 - the synthesis of fats; 17. Amino-acid metabolism; Part III. Molecular Genetics and Protein Synthesis: 18. The molecular basis of genetics; 19. Synthesis of DNA and RNA; 20. Synthesis of proteins; Part IV. Compartmentation and Regulation: 21. The cell and membrane transport; 22. Control of ezyme synthesis; 23. Control of enzymic activity, and an introduction to hormones; Index.show more

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