5th Edition - May 20, 2017

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  • Author: U Satyanarayana

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Renowned and recommended textbook in the subject that explains the basic concepts in concise manner.

Key Features

• Is an amalgamation of medical and basic sciences, and is comprehensively written, revised and updated to meet the curriculum requirements of Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Veterinary, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences students and others studying Biochemistry as one of the subjects.
• Is the first textbook on Biochemistry in English with multi-color illustrations by an author from Asia. The use of multicolor format is for a clear understanding of the complicated structures and biochemical reactions.
• Is written in a lucid style with the subject being presented as an engaging story growing from elementary information to the most recent advances, and with theoretical discussions being supplemented with illustrations, tables, biomedical concepts, clinical correlates and case studies for easy understanding of the subject.
• Has each chapter beginning with a four-line verse followed by the text with clinical correlates, a summary, and self-assessment exercises. The lively illustrations and text with appropriate headings and sub-headings in bold typeface facilitate reading path clarity and quick recall. All this will the students to master the subject and face the examination with confidence.
• Provides the most recent and essential information on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and current topics such as Diabetes, Cancer, Free Radicals and Antioxidants, Prostaglandins, etc.
• Describes a wide variety of case studies (77) with biomedical correlations. The case studies are listed at the end of relevant chapters for immediate reference, quick review and better understanding of Biochemistry.
• Contains the basics (Bioorganic and Biophysical Chemistry, Tools of Biochemistry, Immunology, and Genetics) for beginners to learn easily Biochemistry, origins of biochemical words, confusables in Biochemistry, principles of Practical Biochemistry, and Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory.

• Complimentary access to full e-book and chapter-wise self-assessment exercises.


Table of Contents

  • Section I - Chemical Constituents of Life
    1. Biomolecules and the cell
    2. Carbohydrates
    3. Lipids
    4. Proteins and amino acids
    5. Nucleic acids and nucleotides
    6. Enzymes
    7. Vitamins
    Section II - Physiological Biochemistry
    8. Digestion and absorption
    9. Plasma proteins
    10. Hemoglobin and porphyrins
    11. Biological oxidation
    Section III - Metabolisms
    12. Introduction to metabolism
    13. Metabolism of carbohydrates
    14. Metabolism of lipids
    15. Metabolism of amino acids
    16. Integration of metabolism
    17. Metabolism of nucleotides
    18. Mineral metabolism
    Section IV - Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
    19. Hormones
    20. Organ function tests
    21. Water, electrolyte and acid-base balance
    22. Tissue proteins and body fluids
    23. Nutrition
    Section V - Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
    24. DNA-replication, recombination and repair
    25. Transcription and translation
    26. Regulation of gene expression
    27. Recombinant DNA and biotechnology

    Section VI - Current Topics
    28. Human genome project
    29. Gene therapy
    30. Bioinformatics
    31. Metabolism of xenobiotics (detoxification)
    32. Prostaglandins and related compounds
    33. Biological membranes and transport
    34. Free radicals and antioxidants
    35. Environmental biochemistry
    36. Insulin, glucose homeostasis, and diabetes mellitus
    37. Cancer
    38. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

    Section VII - Basics to Learn Biochemistry
    39. Introduction to bioorganic chemistry
    40. Overview of biophysical chemistry
    41. Tools of biochemistry
    42. Immunology
    43. Genetics

    Answers to self-assessment exercises
    I. Abbreviations used in this book
    II. Origins of important biochemical words
    III. Common confusables in biochemistry
    IV. Practical biochemistry—principles
    V. Clinical biochemistry laboratory
    VI. Case studies with biochemical correlations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 788
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier India 2017
  • Published: May 20, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier India

About the Author

U Satyanarayana

Over 40 years (30 years as Professor) of teaching experience; authored four other popular books; published about 60 research papers in national and international journals; Gold medallist of Nagpur University; recipient of the Dr Krishnaswamy Best Teacher Award (of Siddhartha medical college); Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, USA, and the Institute of Chemists, India; Member of Research Board of Advisors for the American Biographical Institute; honoured as an Outstanding Scientist Worldwide-2007, by the International Biographical Centre, England.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biochemistry & Director (Research) Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences (Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences) Chinaoutpalli, Gannavaram (Mdl) Krishna (Dist), A.P., India

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