Biochemistry The Molecular Basis of Life

ISBN-10: 0195305752

ISBN-13: 9780195305753

Edition: 4th 2009

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Description: Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life, Fourth Edition, is the ideal text for students who do not specialize in biochemistry but require a strong grasp of essential biochemical principles for their future careers.

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Book details

List price: $149.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 864
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.488
Language: English

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Preface
What Is Life?
The Living World
Bacteria
Archaea
Eukarya
Biomolecules
Functional Groups of Organic Biomolecules
Major Classes of Small Biomolecules
Is the Living Cell a Chemical Factory?
Biochemical Reactions
Energy
Overview of Metabolism
Biological Order
Systems Biology
Emergence
Robustness
Modularity
Biochemistry in the Lab: An Introduction
Summary
Suggested Readings
Key Words
Review Questions
Thought Questions
Living Cells
Basic Themes
Water
Biological Membranes
Self-Assembly
Molecular Machines
Macromolecular Crowding
Signal Transduction
Structure of Prokaryotic Cells
Cell Wall
Plasma Membrane
Cytoplasm
Pili and Flagella
Structure of Eukaryotic Cells
Plasma Membrane
Endoplasmic Reticulum
Golgi Apparatus
Nucleus
Vesicular Organelles
Mitochondria
Peroxisomes
Biochemistry in Perspective: Organelles in Human Disease
Plastids
Cytoskeleton
Ribosomes
Biochemistry in the Lab: Cell Technology
Summary
Suggested Readings
Key Words
Review Questions
Thought Questions
Water: The Matrix Of Life
Molecular Structure of Water
Noncovalent Bonding
Ionic Interactions
Hydrogen Bonds
Van der Waals Forces
Thermal Properties of Water
Solvent Properties of Water
Hydrophilic Molecules
Hydrophobic Molecules and the Hydrophobic Effect
Amphipathic Molecules
Osmotic Pressure
Ionization of Water
Acids, Bases, and pH
Buffers
Physiological Buffers
Biochemistry in Perspective: Water, Abiotic Stress, and Compatible Solutes
Biochemistry in the Lab: Dialysis
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Biochemistry in Perspective: Cell Volume Regulation and Metabolism
Summary
Suggested Readings
Key Words
Review Questions
Thought Questions
Energy
Thermodynamics
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Free Energy
Standard Free Energy Changes
Coupled Reactions
The Hydrophobic Effect Revisited
Biochemistry in Perspective: Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
The Role of ATP
Biochemistry in Perspective: The Extremophiles: Organisms that Make a Living in Hostile Environments
Summary
Suggested Readings
Key Words
Review Questions
Thought Questions
Amino Acids, Peptides, And Proteins
Amino Acids
Amino Acid Classes
Biologically Active Amino Acids
Modified Amino Acids in Proteins
Amino Acid Stereoisomers
Titration of Amino Acids
Amino Acid Reactions
Peptides
Proteins
Protein Structure
Biochemistry in Perspective: Molecular Machines
The Folding Problem
Biochemistry in Perspective: Protein Folding and Human Disease
Fibrous Proteins
Globular Proteins
Biochemistry in the Lab: Protein Technology
Summary
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