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Concepts in Biochemistry, 3rd Edition

Concepts in Biochemistry, 3rd Edition

William K. Stephenson

ISBN: 978-0-471-63716-5 March 1988 240 Pages


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A comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of the biochemistry essential for an understanding of molecular and cellular biological processes. This third edition offers 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. The 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.

Chemical Groups.

Ions, Ionic Bonds, and Crystals.

Polarity, Hydrogen Bonds, Solubility, and HydrophobicInteractions.

Chemical Equilibrium.

Carbohydrates I: Monosaccharides and Related Molecules.

Carbohydrates II: Disaccharides, and Polysaccharides.

Amino Acids.

Proteins I: Peptide Bonding and Polypeptides.

Proteins II: Levels of Structure and Conjugated Proteins.

Lipids: Fats, Phospholipids, Sterols, and Prostaglandins.

Nucleic Acids.


Energy Transfer Molecules.


Regulation of Enzymes and Reaction Sequences.

Molecular Weight and Molar, Percent, Mg Percent, and ppmSolutions.

pH and H?+ Concentration.

Weak Acids, Dissociation Constants, and Buffers.


Laboratory Methods.

Cumulative Self-Test.