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Human Biochemistry

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ISBN-10: 0323857183

ISBN-13: 9780323857185

Edition: 2nd 2022

Authors: Gerald Litwack

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Human Biochemistry, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, pragmatic introduction to biochemistry as it relates to human development and disease. Here Gerald Litwack, award-wining researcher and longtime teacher, discusses biochemical aspects of organ systems and tissue, cells, proteins, enzymes, insulins and sugars, lipids, nucleic acids, amino acids, polypeptides, steroids, and vitamins and nutrition, among other topics. Fully updated to address recent advances, the new edition features fresh discussion of hypothalamic releasing hormones; DNA editing with CRISPR; new functions of cellular prions; plant-based diet and nutrition; structured water; glycation of proteins; epigenetics and…    
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Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2022
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 11/22/2021
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long
Language: English

Trained in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Litwack worked on enzymology and the effects of hormones on enzyme systems. Then he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. Dr. Litwack's first position was as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Rutgers University in 1954. Six years later, he joined the University of Pennsylvania as associate professor and four years later went to the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, as full professor, eventually becoming Deputy Director of the Institute. In 1991, he accepted the Chair of Pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson…