The Chemical Reactions of Living Cells

2nd Edition - March 28, 2003

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  • Author: David Metzler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080924717

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Biochemistry: The Chemical Reactions of Living Cells is a well-integrated, up-to-date reference for basic chemistry and underlying biological phenomena. Biochemistry is a comprehensive account of the chemical basis of life, describing the amazingly complex structures of the compounds that make up cells, the forces that hold them together, and the chemical reactions that allow for recognition, signaling, and movement. This book contains information on the human body, its genome, and the action of muscles, eyes, and the brain.

Key Features

* Thousands of literature references provide introduction to current research as well as historical background
* Contains twice the number of chapters of the first edition
* Each chapter contains boxes of information on topics of general interest


Academic professionals, researchers, and graduate students specializing in biochemistry

Table of Contents

  • Volume 2:.
    The Organization of Metabolism.
    Electron Transport, Oxidative Phosphorylation, and Hydroxylation.
    The Chemistry of Movement.
    Some Pathways of Carbohydrate Metabolism.
    Specific Aspects of Lipid Metabolism.
    Polyprenyl (Isoprenoid) Compounds.
    Light and Life.
    The Metabolism of Nitrogen and Amino Acids.
    Metabolism of Aromatic Compounds and Nucleic Acid Bases.
    Biochemical Genetics.
    Organization, Replication, Transposition, and Repair of DNA.
    The Transcription of Genes.
    Ribosomes and the Synthesis of Proteins.
    Chemical Communication between Cells.
    Biochemical Defense Mechanisms.
    Growth and Development.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1973
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: March 28, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080924717

About the Author

David Metzler

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Iowa State University, U.S.A.

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  • IanRay Wed Oct 10 2018

    Biochemistry by Metzler

    This is a really valuable book and an absolute must for those seriously interested in Biochemistry. I bought the first edition many years ago and read it cover to cover several times. Absolutely fascinating and well written. For that reason I had to buy the latest version and it is a tremendous improvement.