Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Post-Genomic EraBy
- Peter Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, University College London
- Anthony Smith, Emeritus Reader in Biochemistry, University College London, London, UK
- Timothy Peters, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, King's College, London, UK; Honorary Consultant Physician and Honorary Consultant Physcian and Chemical Pathologist, King's College and Maudsley Hospitals, London, UK
This title gives students of medicine, other health professions and science a coherent account of biochemistry and molecular biology. Over 500 two-colour line illustrations help the reader visualise biochemistry and understand difficult concepts. Gene structure and function are introduced early in the book as they are so central to the control and regulation of biochemical processes. This organisation of content provides the reader with a logical sequence of events that aids learning.
Paperback, 264 Pages
Published: April 2005
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- The cellular basis of biochemistry. An introduction to proteins and peptides. Nucleic acids and protein synthesis. Protein structure and function with hemoglobin as an example. Proteins: specialised functions. The structure and function of enzymes. Carbohydrate structures and their interconversion. Nitrogen metabolism. Oxidative catabolism of glucose and fatty acids. Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in the fasting state. Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in the absorptive state. Plasma lipoproteins, cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis. The action of hormones and other effectors in regulating glycogen and glucose metabolism, ketogenesis and lipogenesis. Phospholipids, other substances and complex carbohydrates. Biomembranes, receptors and signal transduction. The post-genomic era and its impact on the future of biochemistry and molecular biology.