Biochemistry and Oral Biology

Biochemistry and Oral Biology

2nd Edition - January 1, 1988

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  • Authors: A. S. Cole, J. E. Eastoe
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183718

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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

  • 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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 570
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: January 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183718

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A. S. Cole

J. E. Eastoe

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