Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics

ISBN-10: 0781798752

ISBN-13: 9780781798754

Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)

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Description: A popular volume in the Board Review Series, BRS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is designed to help medical students study for the USMLE Step 1. While technically not a textbook, many students use BRS books as course books. Chapters are written in an outline format and include pedagogical features such as bolded key words, figures, tables, algorithms, and highlighted clinical correlates. A review test with 20 USMLE-style questions and answers follows each chapter. In addition, there is an end-of-book comprehensive exam. A companion Website includes questions and images from the book as well as fully searchable text.

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 12/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Preface
Publisher's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Organic Chemistry Review
Brief Review of Organic Chemistry
Acids, Bases, and Buffers
Carbohydrate Structure
Proteoglycans, Glycoproteins, and Glycolipids
Amino Acids
Lipids
Membranes
Nucleotides
Review Test
Protein Structure and Function
General Aspects of Protein Structure
Examples of Medically Important Proteins
Review Test
Enzymes
General Properties of Enzymes
Dependence of Velocity on Enzyme and Substrate Concentrations, Temperature, and pH
The Michaelis-Menten Equation
The Lineweaver-Burk Plot
Inhibitors
Allosteric Enzymes
Regulation of Enzyme Activity by Post-Translational (Covalent) Modification
Regulation by Protein-Protein Interactions
Isoenzymes
Review Test
Biochemistry of Digestion
Digestion of Carbohydrates
Digestion of Dietary Triacylglycerol
Protein Digestion and Amino Acid Absorption
Review Test
Glycolysis
General Overview
Transport of Gulcose into cells
Reaction of Glycolysis
Special Reactions in Red Blood Cells
Regulatory Enzymes of Glycolysis
The Fate of Pyruvate
Generation of Adenosine Triphosphate by Glycolysis
Review Test
The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle, Electron Transport Chain, and Oxidative Metabolism
The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle
Electron Transport Chain and Oxidative Phosphorylation
Reactive Oxygen Species
Review Test
Glycogen Metabolism
Overview of Glycogen Structure and Metabolism
Glycogen Structure
Glycogen Synthesis
Glycogen Degradation
Lysosomal Degradation of Glycogen
Regulation of Glycogen Degradation
Regulation of Glycogen Synthesis
Review Test
Gluconeogenesis and the Maintenance of Blood Glucose Levels
Overview
Reactions of Gluconeogenesis
Maintenance of Blood Glucose Levels
Review Test
Miscellaneous Carbohydrate Metabolism
Fructose and Galactose Metabolism
Pentose Phosphate Pathway
Proteoglycans, Glycoproteins, and Glycolipids
Review Test
Fatty Acid Metabolism
Fatty Acid and Triacylglycerol Synthesis
Formation of Triacylglycerol Stores in Adipose Tissue
Fatty Acid Oxidation
High Yield Comparison from Fatty Acid Synthesis and Oxidation
Review Test
Cholesterol Metabolism and Blood Lipoproteins
Cholesterol and Bile Salt Metabolism
Blood Lipoproteins
Review Test
Ketones and Other Lipid Derivatives
Ketone Body Synthesis and Utilization
Phospholipid and Sphingolipid Metabolism
Metabolism of the Eicosanoids
Synthesis of the Steroid Hormones
Review Test
Amino Acid Metabolism
Addition and Removal of Amino Acid Nitrogen
Urea Cycle
Synthesis and Degradation of Amino Acids
Review Test
Products Derived From Amino Acids
Special Products Derived from Amino Acids
Tetrahydrofolate and S-Adenosylmethionine: The One-Carbon Carriers
Review Test
Nucleotide and Porphyrin Metabolism
Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism
Heme Metabolism
Review Test
Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition
Metabolic Fuels and Dietary Requirements
Metabolism During the Fed or Absorptive State
Fasting
Prolonged Fasting (Starvation)
Biochemical Functions of Tissues
Review Test
Molecular Endocrinology
General Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Regulation of Hormone Levels
Actions of Specific Hormones
Review Test
DNA Replication and Transcription
Nucleic Acid Structure
Synthesis of DNA (Replication)
Synthesis of RNA (Transcription)
Review Test
RNA Translation and Protein Synthesis
Protein Synthesis (Translation of Messenger RNA)
Regulation of Protein Synthesis
Review Test
Genetics
Chromosomes
Cell Cycle
Control of the Cell Cycle
Meiosis
Gene Dosage
Fundamentals of Mendelian Genetics
The Punnett Square
Modes of Inheritance
Moderators of Inheritance
Hardy-Weinberg Principle
Genetic Testing
Review Test
Biochemistry of Cancer
Oncogenes
Tumor-Suppressor Genes
Apoptosis
Mechanism of Oncogenesis
Molecular Carcinogenesis
DNA Repair and Carcinogenesis
Molecular Progression of Cancer
Molecular Markers in Cancer Biology
Review Test
Techniques in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics
Biotechnology Involving Recombinant DNA
Technology Involving Proteins
Review Test
Comprehensive Examination
Index
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