Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

ISBN-10: 0199226717

ISBN-13: 9780199226719

Edition: 4th 2009

List price: $142.95
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Clearly explained basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology make this a useful first year text for undergraduates. It includes chapters on cell signalling, cancer molecular biology, protein targeting and the immune system.
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Book details

List price: $142.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 636
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Basic concepts of life
The basic molecular themes of life
Cells and viruses
Energy considerations in biochemistry
Structure and function of proteins and membranes
The structure of proteins
Methods in protein investigation
The cell membrane and membrane proteins
Muscle contraction, the cytoskeleton, and molecular motors
Food digestion, absorption, distribution to the tissues and appetite control
Mechanisms of transport, storage and mobilisation of dietary components
Principles of energy release from food
Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and the electron transport system
Energy release from fat
The synthesis of fat and related compounds
Synthesis of glucose (gluconeogenesis)
Strategies for metabolic control and their applications 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
Nucleotide synthesis and metabolism
Information storage and utilisation
DNA synthesis, repair and recombination
Gene transcription and control
Protein synthesis and controlled protein breakdown
The RNA world - RNA microgenes and RNA interference
Protein sorting and delivery
Cell signalling
Manipulating DNA and genes
Molecular biology in health and disease
Special topics: blood clotting, xenobiotic metabolism, oxygen free radicals
The immune system
The cell cycle and its control
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