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Essentials of Biological Chemistry

ISBN: 978-0-471-48904-7
238 pages
February 2001
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Essentials of Biological Chemistry is an introduction to this exciting and rapidly developing field of the chemistry of biologically active compounds. Assuming little in the way of biological knowledge, this text aims to develop students' understanding of how biological processes are controlled by underlying chemical principles. Taking a mechanistic approach, the book starts with the basics and carefully leads the reader through the essentials of the field. It begins by looking at biological systems and the physical chemistry of the cell, and then moves on to cover protein structure and function and catalytic proteins, and concludes with a number of case studies. Each chapter is carefully structured, and includes examples, summaries, self-test questions and problems.
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Table of Contents




Amino Acids.

Physical Constants.


Prefixes for Unit.

Introduction to Intracellular Chemistry.

Physical Chemistry of the Cell.

Nucleic Acid Structure and Function.

Protein Structure.

Protein Function.

Catalytic Proteins.

Case Studies.

Closing Thoughts.


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Author Information

Lorraine Buckberry, De Montefort University, Leicester, UK
Paul Teesdale, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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"An introduction to the chemistry of biologically active compounds, assuming a little previous biological knowledge...Each chapter contains examples, summaries, problems, and self-test crosswords." (SciTech Book News Vol. 25, No. 2 June 2001)
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