A comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the biochemistry essential for an understanding of molecular and cellular biological processes. This new edition has been updated and expanded. There are new units covering the chemistry of life, bioenergetics, energy transfer molecules, regulation of enzymes and reaction sequences, lab techniques for purification of proteins and nucleic acids, and lab techniques of molecular genetics. Also, each unit contains more applications to biological systems. Text provides a well-organized and rigorous approach suitable for classroom use or self-instruction. Each unit begins with a 1- to 2-page presentation of basic concepts, followed by about 20 questions and problems with sample responses. Self-tests appear after every 2 to 3 units and there is a cumulative self-test at the end of the book.
Introduction to the Chemistry of Life.
Particles, Atoms, and Molecules.
Ions, Ionic Bonds, and Crystals.
Polarity, Hydrogen Bonds, Solubility, and Hydrophobic Interactions.
Carbohydrates I: Monosaccharides and Related Molecules.
Carbohydrates II: Disaccharides, and Polysaccharides.
Proteins I: Peptide Bonding and Polypeptides.
Proteins II: Levels of Structure and Conjugated Proteins.
Lipids: Fats, Phospholipids, Sterols, and Prostaglandins.
Energy Transfer Molecules.
Regulation of Enzymes and Reaction Sequences.
Molecular Weight and Molar, Percent, Mg Percent, and ppm Solutions.
pH and H?+ Concentration.
Weak Acids, Dissociation Constants, and Buffers.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st March 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.84 x 21.57
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised