Biochemistry and Oral Biology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780723617518, 9781483183718

Biochemistry and Oral Biology

2nd Edition

Authors: A. S. Cole J. E. Eastoe
eBook ISBN: 9781483183718
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1988
Page Count: 570
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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.

Table of Contents


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

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