Medical Biochemistry at a Glance

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 28, 2011 - Medical - 176 pages
Offering a concise, illustrated summary of biochemistry and its relevance to clinical medicine, Medical Biochemistry at a Glance is intended for students of medicine and the biomedical sciences such as nutrition, biochemistry, sports science, medical laboratory sciences, physiotherapy, pharmacy, physiology, pharmacology, genetics and veterinary science. It also provides a succinct review and reference for medical practitioners and biomedical scientists who need to quickly refresh their knowledge of medical biochemistry.

The book is designed as a revision guide for students preparing for examinations and contains topics that have been identified as 'high-yield' facts for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), Step 1.

This third edition:

  • Has been thoroughly revised and updated and is now in full colour throughout
  • Is written by the author of the hugely successful Metabolism at a Glance (ISBN 9781405107167)
  • Features updated and improved clinical correlates
  • Expands its coverage with a new section on Molecular Biology
  • Includes a brand new companion website of self-assessment questions and answers at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicalbiochemistry
 

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Contents

Preface to the third edition 7 32 Regulation of glycolysis and Krebs cycle
72
Acknowledgements to the third edition 7 33 Oxidation of fatty acids to produce ATP in muscle and ketone Figure key 8 bodies in liver
74
SImass unit conversions 9 34 Regulation of lipolysis βoxidation ketogenesis and gluconeogenesis
76
Acids bases and hydrogen ions protons 10 Part 6 Lipids and lipid metabolism 2 Understanding pH 12 35 Structure of lipids
78
phospholipids and sphingolipids
80
Metabolic alkalosis and metabolic acidosis 16 membranes
82
Respiratory alkalosis and respiratory acidosis 18 38 Metabolism of carbohydrate to cholesterol
84
Structure of amino acids and proteins transport
86
vitamins A and D
110
vitamins E and K
112
Carbohydrates 46 pantothenate
114
pyridoxal phosphate B6
116
glycogenesis and lipogenesis 50 55 Watersoluble vitamins III folate and vitamin B12
118
biotin and vitamin C
120
Glucose homeostasis 54
122
Glycogen breakdown glycogenolysis and glycogen storage 58 Pyrimidine metabolism
124

endogenous triacylglycerol 7 Secondary structure of proteins 22 transport
88
reverse cholesterol transport
90
Absorption and disposal of dietary triacylglycerols
93
oxidation and reduction cholesterol by chylomicrons
95
Anaerobic production of ATP by substratelevel phosphorylation Part 7 Metabolism of amino acids and porphyrins from phosphocreatine and by the ...
96
myokinase reaction 28 45 Nonessential and essential amino acids
98
to energy as ATP to glucose and 12 Biosynthesis of ATP by oxidative phosphorylation I 32 ketone bodies
100
maple syrup urine disease 14 What happens when protons or electrons leak from the homocystinuria cystinuria alkaptonuria and albinism
102
Free radicals reactive oxygen species and oxidative damage 38 disease
104
Aerobic oxidation of glucose to provide energy as ATP 40 49 Products of tryptophan and histidine metabolism
106
Anaerobic oxidation of glucose by glycolysis to form ATP and 50 Haem bilirubin and porphyria
108
59 Purine metabolism
126
Insulin signal transduction and diabetes mellitus 62 60 Structure of DNA
128
Diabetes mellitus 64 61 The central dogma of molecular biology
130
hypoglycaemia hyperlactataemia and 62 Organisation of DNA in chromosomes
132
63 Replication of DNA part 1
134
Replication of DNA part 2
136
Enzymes and regulation of pathways 65 DNA damage and repair
138
nomenclature kinetics and inhibitors 68 66 Transcription of DNA to make messenger RNA part 1
140
Regulation of enzyme activity 70 67 Transcription of DNA to make messenger RNA part 2
142
synthesis in eukaryotes and prokaryotes 150 Index
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J. G. Salway is the author of Medical Biochemistry at a Glance, 3rd Edition, published by Wiley.

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