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A Guidebook to Biochemistry - Michael Yudkin

A Guidebook to Biochemistry

Paperback Published: 24th November 1980
ISBN: 9780521297943
Number Of Pages: 276

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This is a completely revised and expanded edition of the Guidebook to Biochemistry. Every chapter has been reviewed and brought up to date. A new chapter, on the cell and membrane transport, has been included, and the single chapter on regulation in the previous edition has been greatly enlarged and divided into two chapters. Other topics that have received particular attention in this edition include lipids, cell membranes and the biochemical action of hormones. The chapter on genetics has been revised to take account of recent studies of the genetic organization of higher organisms, and a section on genetic engineering has been included. In making these changes the authors have taken care to adhere to the concept of the 'Guidebook' introduced by Kenneth Harrison and maintained by them in the 1971 edition: to 'introduce the reader to the important features of the subject by exemplifying and discussing crucial biochemical concepts'. For this reason they have been careful to restrict the increase in the total length of the book compared with the 1971 edition.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Conventions and abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Structure and function of macromolecules
Introduction to macromoleculesp. 5
Protein structurep. 15
Protein function Ip. 30
Protein function II--the enzymesp. 44
Nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipidsp. 52
Metabolism
Energy and biochemical reactionsp. 93
The oxidative pathway and oxidative phosphorylationp. 107
Introduction to intermediary metabolismp. 119
Synthesis of ATP--glycolysisp. 125
Synthesis of ATP--the Krebs cyclep. 133
Synthesis of ATP--fat breakdownp. 140
Synthesis of ATP and NADPH[subscript 2]--the pentose phosphate pathwayp. 145
Synthesis of ATP and NADPH[subscript 2]--the light reaction of photosynthesisp. 151
Uses of ATP and NADPH[subscript 2]--the synthesis of polysaccharidesp. 155
Uses of ATP and NADPH[subscript 2]--the synthesis of fatsp. 167
Amino-acid metabolismp. 172
Molecular genetics and protein synthesis
The molecular basis of geneticsp. 183
Synthesis of DNA and RNAp. 189
Synthesis of proteinsp. 202
Compartmentation and regulation
The cell and membrane transportp. 215
Control of enzyme synthesisp. 228
Control of enzymic activity, and an introduction to hormonesp. 237
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780521297943
ISBN-10: 052129794X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 24th November 1980
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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