Human Biochemistry and Disease

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Academic Press, Jan 8, 2008 - Science - 1272 pages
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This textbook is specifically designed for upper-division undergraduate or graduate students in life science or pre-medical majors including dentistry or pharmacology, who are required to take a biochemistry or medical biochemistry course, but who are not necessarily biochemistry majors. The book adopts a unique approach to the topic compared with other biochemistry textbooks currently available, in that each biochemical subject is introduced by a human disease relating the biochemical principles to be developed in that chapter. The goal is to make biochemistry more meaningful to the student who is not normally shown the connection between biochemistry and medicine.

* Includes an abundance of figures
* Emphasizes human biochemistry
* Introduces each chapter with a relevant disease or clinical relationship
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and General Considerations
1
Chapter 2 Proteins
33
Chapter 3 Enzymes
93
Chapter 4 Carbohydrates
131
Chapter 5 Lipids
189
Chapter 6 Nucleic Acids and Molecular Genetics
239
Chapter 7 Transcription
323
Chapter 8 Polypeptide Hormones
365
Chapter 12 Membrane Transport
685
Chapter 13 Dietary Metals Iron Micronutrients and Nutrition
739
Chapter 14 Blood and Lymphatic System
853
Chapter 15 Immunobiochemistry
899
Chapter 16 Neurobiochemistry
955
Chapter 17 Microbial Biochemistry
1047
Appendices
1153
Glossary
1159

Chapter 9 Steroid Hormones
445
Chapter 10 Metabolism
497
Chapter 11 Growth Factors and Cytokines
587

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About the author (2008)

Dr. Litwack was formerly Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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