Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics

ISBN-10: 1451175361
ISBN-13: 9781451175363
Edition: 6th 2014 (Revised)
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List price: $41.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 8/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

BRS Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics is an excellent aid for USMLE Step 1 preparation and for coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. Fully updated for its sixth edition, chapters are written in an outline format and include pedagogical features such as bolded key words, figures, tables, algorithms, and highlighted clinical correlates. USMLE-style questions and answers follow each chapter and a comprehensive exam appears at the end of the book.

Preface and Acknowledgements
How to Use this Book
Fuel Metabolism and Nutrition: Basic Principles
Metabolic Fuels and Dietary Components
The Fed or Absorptive State
Fasting
Prolonged Fasting (Starvation)
Review Test
Basic Aspects of Biochemistry: Organic Chemistry, Acid-Base Chemistry, Amino Acids, Protein Structure and Function, and Enzyme Kinetics
A Brief Review of Organic Chemistry
Acids, Bases, and Buffers
Amino Acids and Peptide Bonds
Protein Structure
Enzymes
Review Test
Gene Expression (Transcription), Synthesis of Proteins (Translation), and Regulation of Gene Expression
Nucleic Acid Structure
Synthesis of DNA (Replication)
Synthesis of RNA (Transcription)
Protein Synthesis (Translation of mRNA)
Regulation of Protein Synthesis
Recombinant DNA and Medicine
Review Test
Cell Biology, Signal Transduction, and the Molecular Biology of Cancer
Compartmentation in Cells; Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Cell Signaling by Chemical Messengers
The Molecular Biology of Cancer
Cancer and Apoptosis
Cancer Requires Multiple Mutations
Viruses and Human Cancer
Review Test
Generation of ATP From Metabolic Fuels and Oxygen Toxicity
Bioenergetics
Properties of Adenosine Triphosphate
Electron Carriers and Vitamins
TCA Cycle
Electron Transport Chain and Oxidative Phosphorylation
Oxygen Toxicity and Free-Radical Injury
Review Test
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Carbohydrate Structure
Proteoglycans, Glycoproteins, and Glycolipids
Digestion of Carbohydrates
Glycogen Structure and Metabolism
Glycolysis
Gluconeogenesis
Fructose and Galactose Metabolism
Pentose Phosphate Pathway
Maintenance of Blood Glucose Levels
Review Test
Lipid and Ethanol Metabolism
Lipid Structure
Membranes
Digestion of Dietary Triacylglycerol
Fatty Acid and Triacylglycerol Synthesis
Formation of Triacylglycerol Scores in Adipose Tissue
Cholesterol and Bile Salt Metabolism
Blood Lipoproteins
Fate of Adipose Triacylglycerols
Fatty Acid Oxidation
Ketone Body Synthesis and Utilization
Phospholipid and Sphingolipid Metabolism
Metabolism of the Eicosanoids
Ethanol Metabolism
Review Test
Nitrogen Metabolism-Amino Acids, Purines, Pyrimidines, and Products Derived from Amino Acids
Protein Digestion and Amino Acid Absorption
Addition and Removal of Amino Acid Nitrogen
Urea Cycle
Synthesis and Degradation of Amino Acids
Interrelationships of Various Tissues in Amino Acid Metabolism
Tetrahydrofolate, Vitamin B<sub>12</sub>, and S-Adenosylmethionine
Special Products Derived from Amino Acids
Review Test
Molecular Endocrinology and an Overview of Tissue Metabolism
Synthesis of Hormones
General Mechanisms of Hormone Action (Only a Summary is Provided here as this has Already Been Covered in Chapter 4.)
Regulation of Hormone Levels
Actions of Specific Hormones
Biochemical Functions of Tissues
Review Test
Human Genetics-An Introduction
Mendelian Inheritance Patterns
Genes
Mutations
Inheritance Patterns
A Summary of Inheritance Patterns is given in Table 10.1
Cytogenetics
Population Genetics
Multifactorial Diseases (Complex Traits)
Triplet Repeal Expansions
Imprinting
The Genetics of Tumor Suppressors
Review Test
Comprehensive Examination
Index

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