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Biochemistry Demystified

ISBN-10: 0071495991
ISBN-13: 9780071495998
Edition: 2009
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Description: Trying to understand the chemical processes of living organisms but having trouble metabolizing the complex concepts? Here's your lifeline! Biochemistry Demystified helps synthesize your understanding of this important topic.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Trying to understand the chemical processes of living organisms but having trouble metabolizing the complex concepts? Here's your lifeline! Biochemistry Demystified helps synthesize your understanding of this important topic.

Sharon Walker, Ph.D. (Albuquerque, NM) is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and has done extensive research in various areas of biomedicine. Walker has many years’ experience as a safety analyst for high hazard operations, and has taught graduate courses in immunology, epidemiology, cell biology, and statistics. Walker is the author of Biotechnology Demystified.

Preface
The Chemistry of Biomolecules
Review of Basic Chemical Concepts
Forces That Hold Atoms and Molecules Together
Forces That Drive Reactions
The Unique Measurements of Hydrogen Ion Concentration-pH
The Unique Properties of the Carbon Atom
The Importance of Molecular Arrangement-Stereochemistry
Summary
Quiz
Cell Structures and Cell Division
Introduction
Cell Theory
The Three Domains of Life
Cell Containment
Introduction to Cell Organelles
Summary
Quiz
Carbohydrates
Monosaccharide
Reducing and Nonreducing Sugars
Derivatives of Carbohydrates
Glycosidic Bond and Disaccharides
Polysaccharides
Glycoconjugates
Summary
Quiz
Lipids
Fatty Acids
Triglycerides
Sphingolipids
Nonsaponifiable Lipids
Cholesterol
An Overview of the Cell Membrane
Summary
Quiz
Lipid Metabolism
Lipases and Phospholipases
Cholesterol Release
[beta] Oxidation of Fatty Acids
Energy Yield
Summary
Quiz
Protein Structure
Introduction
General Characteristics of Proteins
Summary
Quiz
Protein Assembly and Disassembly
Introduction
A Few Words about Oxidation-Reduction Potential
Acquisition of Nitrogen from the Environment
Essential versus Nonessential Amino Acids
Summary
Quiz
Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides
Pyrimidines
Summary
Quiz
Enzymes
Enzyme Naming Conventions
Turnover Number
Inhibitors
Irreversible and Reversible Inhibition
Regulation of Enzyme Activity
Coenzymes and Cofactors
Isozymes
Summary
Quiz
Glycolysis
Introduction
The Preparatory Phase
The Pay-Off Phase of Glycolysis
Hexokinase Regulation
Phosphofructokinase Regulation
Pyruvate Kinase Regulation
More on the Liver
Ethanol Fermentation
Other Sugars in Glycolysis
Glycolysis and Cancer
Summary
Quiz
The Citric Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation
The Citric Acid Cycle
The Electron Transport Chain and Protein Complexes
ATP Synthesis
Summary
Quiz
Control of Chemical Processes-Signal Biomolecules
Hormones
Areas of Hormone Production
Summary
Quiz
Specialty Functions
Hemoglobin
The Molecular Structure of Oxygen Transport Molecules
Release of Oxygen
Factors That Modulate Oxygen Transport and Release
Other Functions of Hemoglobin
Chemicals That Impede Hemoglobin Functions-Poisons
Disease Conditions Resulting from Abnormal Hemoglobin
Summary
Photosynthesis
The Overall Scheme by Which Energy Is Captured and Carbon Is Reduced
The Molecular Structure of Chlorophyll
The Details of Energy Capture and Production of ATP
The Details of Carbon Reduction
Photorespiration-A Metabolic Process That Does More Harm Than Good
Summary
Quiz
Bioinformation, Analytical Techniques, and Bioinformatics
Introduction
Production of Proteins
Methods Used to Study Protein Structure and Function
Determining Base Code Sequences on DNA
Analytical Techniques in Deriving Relationships Between Genomes
Summary
Quiz
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions
Common Structures
Index

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