Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

ISBN-10: 0199271992

ISBN-13: 9780199271993

Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)

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Description: An understanding of biochemistry and molecular cell biology opens the door to an understanding of life itself. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is perfectly suited to opening up this subject to the widest range of students, giving insights into this fascinating area with which every biological and biomedical science student should be familiar.The new edition takes students from the fundamentals of cell biology and biochemistry to the latest advances in genomics and proteomics, maintaining a wonderful clarity, enriched by carefully layered explanations and vivid illustrations, throughout.New OrganisationThe third edition has undergone substantial re-structuring to facilitate its use by students with little prior understanding of the subject area.New Pedagogy- Summaries at the end of each chapter which highlight the key concepts presented and aid revision.- Boxed applications illuminate the concepts being introduced, describing medical examples and health-related issues.- More problems at the end of each chapter.Supplementary resourcesThe companion web site will contain illustrations from the book, Web links, course outlines as PowerPoint slides, checklists of key concepts, discussion points and questions for each chapter, plus answers to the discussion points, questions, and problems in the textbook.

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Introduction to the Chemical Reactions of the Cell
Chemistry, energy, and metabolism
Enzymes
Structure of Proteins and Membranes
The structure of proteins
The cell membrane
Metabolism
Digestion and absorption of food
Preliminary outline of fuel distribution and utilization by the different tissues of the body
Biochemical mechanisms involved in food transport, storage, and mobilization
Energy release from foodstuffs - a preliminary overview
Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and the electron transport system: reactions involved in these pathways
Energy release from fat
A switch from catabolic to anabolic metabolism - first the synthesis of fat and related compounds in the body
Synthesis of glucose in the body (gluconeogenesis)
Strategies for metabolic control and their application to carbohydrate and fat metabolism
Why should there be an alternative pathway of glucose oxidation? - the pentose phosphate pathway
Raising electrons of water back up the energy scale - photosynthesis
Amino acid metabolism
Cellular disposal of unwanted molecules
Enzymic protective mechanisms in the body
Nucleotide metabolism
Information Storage and Utilization
DNA - its structure and arrangement in cells
DNA synthesis and repair
Gene transcription - the first step in the mechanism by which genes direct protein synthesis
Eukaryotic gene transcription and control
Gene cloning, reProtein synthesis, intracellular transport, and degradation
How are newly sythesised proteins delivered to their correct destinations - protein targeting
Cell signalling
The immune system
Viruses and viroids
Gene cloning, recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering
Molecular biology of cancer
Transport of Oxygen and Co2
The red blood cell and role of hemoglobin
Mechanical Work by Cells
Muscle contraction
The cytoskeleton, molecular motors and intracellular transport answers to problems
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