Biochemistry, Third Edition

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October 16, 2009


Paperback, 640 pages


0071634355 / 9780071634359


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Main description

This full-color text provides a concise and straightforward introduction to biochemistry

This is a greatly revised new edition of a popular student text. The simple, concise, point-to-point stepwise format has been maintained in this revised edition and the text has been reorganized and revised for better timeliness and clarity.

Seven new chapters have been added and a number of chapters have been fully revised and updated in this edition. Each chapter begins with contents that indicate the topics covered and concludes with a review of the contents as well as review questions. Over 1000 practice questions comprising MCQs, SAQs, short notes, clinical cases, etc. have been included. The text is multicolor and thoroughly overhauled.

Table of contents

ContentsPART 1: Structure and Function of the Cell and Bio-molecules 1. The Cell 3 2. Carbohydrate Chemistry 20 3. Chemistry of Lipid 40 4. Chemistry of Proteins 61 5. Plasma Proteins and Immunoglobulins 90 6. Enzymes 104 7. Vitamins 129 8. Chemistry of Haemoglobin 153 9. Chemistry of Nucleic Acid 166PART 2: Energy Metabolism, Nutrition and Metabolism of Bio-molecules 10. Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation 185 11. Human Nutrition 205 12. Carbohydrate Metabolism 218 13. Lipid Metabolism 265 14. Protein Metabolism 319 15. Integration of Metabolism and Metabolism in Starvation 363 16. Water Metabolism 373 17. Mineral Metabolism 379 18. Haemoglobin Metabolism 398 19. Nucleic Acid Metabolism 406PART 3: Biochemistry of Cellular Communication 20. Mechanism of Hormone Action 423 21. Neurotransmitters 432PART 4: Molecular Biology 22. Replication, Transcription and Translation 443 23. Regulation of Gene Expression and Mutation 478 24. Genetic Engineering 488PART 5: Clinical Biochemistry 25. Acid-Base Balance 501 26. Organ Function Tests 511 27. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Cardiac Markers and Lipid Profile 525 28. Radioisotopes in Medicines 536PART 6: Health, Disease and Environment 29. Free Radicals in Health and Disease and Antioxidants 543 30. Metabolism of Xenobiotics (Detoxification) 549 31. Cancer 555 32. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 564 33. Environment and Health 569 34. Biomedical Waste Management 576PART 7: Biochemistry of the Tissue 35. Connective Tissue 585 36. Muscle 595PART 8: Basic Analytical Techniques in Biochemistry 37. Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Photometry and Radioimmunoassay 609Index

Author comments

Pankaja Naik, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, NDMVPS Medical College, Nashik (Maharashtra).

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