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Biochemistry: A Short Course



Biochemistry: A Short Course

Harry R. Matthews, Richard A. Freedland, Roger L. Miesfeld

ISBN: 978-0-471-02205-3 February 1997 505 Pages

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Harry R. Matthews, PhD, Richard Freedland, PhD, Roger L. Miesfeld,PhD

No scientific discipline has experienced such explosive growth orattracted so much popular attention over the past several decadesas the study of life at the molecular level. The most quantitativeof biological sciences, biochemistry studies the chemicalcomponents of living matter; the reactions these componentsundergo; the energetic changes that accompany such reactions; andthe organization, replication, and expression of genes.

Biochemistry: A Short Course introduces students to thefundamentals of this fascinating scientific discipline. Based onthe authors' years of experience teaching graduate, undergraduate,and professional courses, this comprehensive introduction caters tothe specific needs of researchers and students who must familiarizethemselves rapidly with core concepts, principles, and theories.Students are afforded a unique opportunity to arrive at a fullunderstanding of important current and pending achievements in thefield, without having to wade through extraneous technical detailsand lengthy theoretical discussions more appropriate to a labmanual or specialized text.

Identifies key concepts and covers the essentials for nonmajorsand anyone looking for a concise review of modern aspects ofbiochemistry
* Ideal for quick review, follows the critically acclaimed ShortCourse format, with abundant clear illustrations of key concepts
* Includes closely related areas of molecular and cell biology
* Features practical examples, including cancer and other diseases,drawn primarily from humans

Here is the ideal textbook for medical students as well asgraduates and undergraduates in biochemistry, medical biochemistry,and molecular biology courses. It is also an excellent selectionfor technicians and related professionals who want to review modernaspects of biochemistry in a concise format.
Partial table of contents:

Molecules and Cells.

Nucleic Acids.



Nucleoprotein Complexes.

Hemoglobin Illustrates Protein Behavior.

Introduction to Enzymes.

Regulation of Enzyme Activity by Noncovalent Changes.

Regulation of Enzyme Activity by Covalent Changes.

Proteins of the Cytoskeleton and the Extracellular Matrix.

Glycolysis, Citric-Acid Cycle, and Electron Transport System.


Fatty-Acid Metabolism: Catabolism.

Lipid Metabolism: Synthesis and Transport.

Metabolism of Other Aliphatic Amino Acids.

Metabolism of Aromatic Amino Acids and Protein Economy.

Purines, Pyrimidines, and Heme Metabolism.

Genome Organization.

DNA Replication.

DNA Repair and Recombination.

RNA Processing.

Protein Synthesis.

Protein Targeting and Turnover.

Molecular Biology of Animal Viruses.

Oncogenes and Human Cancer.