Biochemistry

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Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Medical - 520 pages
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Unit I: Protein structure and function. Amino acids ; Structure of proteins ; Globular proteins ; Fibrous proteins ; Enzymes -- Unit II: Intermediary metabolism. Bioenergetics and oxidative phosphorylation ; Introduction to carbohydrates ; Glycolysis ; Tricarboxylic acid cycle ; Gluconeogenesis ; Glycogen metabolism ; Metabolism of monosaccharides and disaccharides ; Pentose phosphate pathway and NADPH ; Glycosaminoglycans and glycoproteins -- Unit III: Lipid metabolism. Metabolism of dietary lipids ; Fatty acid and triacylglycerol metabolism ; Complex lipid metabolism ; Cholesterol and steroid metabolism -- Unit IV: Nitrogen metabolism. Amino acids: disposal of nitrogen ; Amino acid degradation and synthesis ; Conversion of amino acids to specialized products ; Nucleotide metabolism -- Unit V: Integration of metabolism. Metabolic effects of insulin and glucagon ; The feed/fast cycle ; Diabetes mellitus ; Obesity ; Nutrition ; Vitamins -- Unit VI: Storage and expression of genetic information. DNA structure, replication and repair ; RNA structure, synthesis and processing ; Protein synthesis ; Regulation of gene expression ; Biotechnology and human disease.

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