Biochemical Pathways: An Atlas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Gerhard Michal, Dietmar Schomburg
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 6, 2013 - Science - 416 pages
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The pathways and networks underlying biologicalfunction

Now in its second edition, Biochemical Pathways continuesto garner praise from students, instructors, and researchers forits clear, full-color illustrations of the pathways and networksthat determine biological function.

Biochemical Pathways examines the biochemistry ofbacteria, plants, and animals. It offers a quick overview of themetabolic sequences in biochemical pathways, the chemistry andenzymology of conversions, the regulation of turnover, theexpression of genes, the immunological interactions, and themetabolic background of health disorders. A standard set ofconventions is used in all illustrations, enabling readers toeasily gather information and compare the key elements of differentbiochemical pathways. For both quick and in-depth understanding,the book uses a combination of:

  • Illustrations integrating many different features of thereactions and their interrelationships
  • Tables listing the important system components and theirfunction
  • Text supplementing and expanding on the illustrated facts

In the second edition, the volume has been expanded by 50percent. Text and figures have undergone a thorough revision andupdate, reflecting the tremendous progress in biochemical knowledgein recent years. A guide to the relevant biochemical databasesfacilitates access to the extensive documentation of scientificknowledge.

Biochemical Pathways, Second Edition is recommended forall students and researchers in such fields as biochemistry,molecular biology, medicine, organic chemistry, and pharmacology.The book's illustrated pathways aids the reader in understandingthe complex set of biochemical reactions that occur in biologicalsystems.

From the reviews:

“… highly recommended for every scientist and studentworking in biochemistry.”
–Umwelt & Gesundheit4/2012 (review in German language)


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About the author (2013)

GERHARD MICHAL, PhD, has retired from research atBoehringer Mannheim GmbH (now Roche Diagnostics). He isinternationally acclaimed for developing the "Biochemical Pathways"wall chart. The first edition, which was published some forty yearsago, has been continuously updated and is used in many biochemistrylaboratories around the world.

DIETMAR SCHOMBURG, PhD, is a Full Professor and Head ofthe Department of Bioinformatics and Biochemistry at the TechnischeUniversitšt Carolo-Wilhelmina in Braunschweig. His researchinterests include protein structure and function, structuralbiochemistry, bioinformatics, and enzyme information/metabolicnetworks. Dr. Schomburg has been widely praised for establishingBRENDA, the principal source of enzyme function and propertydata.

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