Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science

ISBN-10: 0736056122

ISBN-13: 9780736056120

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

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Aimed at students and professionals in the sports science field, this book gives a basic understanding of biochemistry. It is also useful for undergraduate and graduate students in exercise physiology and sports nutrition who lack a basic understanding of exercise biochemistry.
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 7/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Essential Background
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
The Nature of Amino Acids
Characteristics of Peptides
Structure of Proteins
Summary
Enzymes
Enzymes As Catalysts
Rates of Enzymatic Reactions
Provision of Reactive Groups by Cofactors
Classification of Enzymes
Oxidations and Reductions
Regulation of Enzyme Activity
Measurement of Enzyme Activity
Summary
Metabolism
Energy Systems and Bioenergetics
Energy Requirements of Skeletal Muscle
Energy-Rich Phosphates
Energy Systems
Bioenergetics
Summary
Oxidative Phosphorylation
Overview of Metabolism
Mitochondria
The Citric Acid Cycle
Electron Transfers
Coupled Phosphorylation
Regulation of Oxidative Phosphorylation
Quantification of Redox Reactions
Oxidants and Antioxidants
Summary
Carbohydrate Metabolism
Carbohydrates
Cellular Uptake of Glucose
Phosphorylation of Glucose
Glycolysis
Glycogen Metabolism
Regulation of Glycogen Metabolism
Lactate Metabolism
Oxidation of Cytoplasmic NADH
Gluconeogenesis
The Pentose Phosphate Pathway
Signaling Pathways
Summary
Lipid Metabolism
Types of Lipids
Fat Stores
Oxidation of Fatty Acids
Oxidation of Ketone Bodies
Synthesis of Fatty Acids
Fat As a Fuel for Exercise
Metabolism During Exercise: Fat Versus Carbohydrate
Adipose Tissue As an Endocrine Tissue
Cholesterol
Summary
Amino Acid Metabolism
Overview of Amino Acid Metabolism
Degradation of Amino Acids
The Urea Cycle
Fate of Amino Acid Carbon Skeletons
Amino Acid Metabolism During Exercise
Additional Roles for Amino Acids
Summary
Transcription, Protein Synthesis, and Degradation
Gene Transcription and Its Control
DNA
Types of RNA
The Genetic Code
Transcription
Regulation of Transcription
Summary
Protein Synthesis and Degradation
Posttranscriptional Modifications of RNA
Translation
Regulation of Translation
Posttranslational Processing of Polypeptides
Protein Degradation
Summary
Answers to Review Questions
Glossary
References
Index
About the Author
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