Biochemistry and Oral Biology presents a unique exposition of biochemistry suitable for dental students. It discusses the structural basis of metabolism and the general principles of nutrition. It addresses the soft tissues, hard tissues, and the biology of the mouth. Some of the topics covered in the book are the free radical production; scope of biochemistry; characteristics of atoms; structure and properties of water; molecular building materials; ionization of proteins; affinity chromatography of proteins; structural organization of globular proteins; classification of enzymes; and biochemically important sugar derivatives. The naturally occurring fatty acids are fully covered. The nucleic acid components are discussed in detail. The text describes in depth the energy equivalents of different nutrients. The physiological effects of dietary fiber vitamin D deficiency are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the alternative methods of fluoride administration and description of vitamins. The book can provide useful information to dental students, and researchers.
Units Section 1 Some Preliminary Considerations 1 Introduction 2 From Atoms to Molecules 3 The Molecular Environment Section 2 Molecular Architecture - The Building Materials 4 The Amino Acids 5 Peptides and Proteins 6 Enzymes 7 Carbohydrates 8 Lipids 9 Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids Section 3 Nutrition - Sources of Energy and Materials 10 General Principles of Nutrition 11 Mineral Nutrition and Metabolism 12 The Vitamins 13 The Composition and Choice of Foods Section 4 Molecular Organization and Interactions 14 General Principles of Metabolism 15 Cellular Organization 16 Bioenergetics 17 Carbohydrate Metabolism 18 Lipid Metabolism 19 The Metabolism of Proteins and Amino Acids 20 DNA Replication and Gene Expression 21 Gene Organization and Expression in Eukaryotes 22 Mutations, Evolution and Inherited Disease Section 5 Control Processes 23 The Integration and Control of Metabolism 24 Hormones and Growth Factors Section 6 Soft Tissues 25 The Body Fluids 26 Epithelium 27 Connective Tissue Section 7 Calcified Tissues 28 Biological Mineral 29 Bone, Dentine and Cementum 30 The Metabolism of Calcium and Phosphorus 31 The Mineralization Process 32 Enamel Section 8 Biology of the Mouth 33 The Oral Environment 34 The Formation and Properties of Dental Plaque 35 Plaque Metabolism and Dental Disease 36 The Prevention of Plaque-Induced Diseases Suggestions for Further Reading Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
- 1st January 1988
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