A Guidebook to Biochemistry

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 25, 1980 - Medical - 261 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Introduction to macromolecules
5
Protein structure
15
Protein function I
30
Protein function II the enzymes
44
Nucleic acids polysaccharides and lipids
52
Energy and biochemical reactions
93
The oxidative pathway and oxidative phosphorylation
107
Synthesis of ATP and NADPH₂ the light reaction of photosynthesis
151
Uses of ATP and NADPH₂ the synthesis of polysaccharides
155
Uses of ATP and NADPH₂ the synthesis of fats
167
Aminoacid metabolism
172
The molecular basis of genetics
183
Synthesis of DNA and RNA
189
Synthesis of proteins
202
The cell and membrane transport
215

Introduction to intermediary metabolism
119
Synthesis of ATP glycolysis
125
Synthesis of ATP the Krebs cycle
133
Synthesis of ATP fat breakdown
140
Synthesis of ATP and NADPH₂ the pentose phosphate pathway
145
Control of enzyme synthesis
228
Control of enzymic activity and an introduction to hormones
237
Index
245
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