Essentials of Medical Biochemistry

1st Edition

With Clinical Cases

Authors: N. V. Bhagavan Chung-Eun Ha N. V. Bhagavan
Paperback ISBN: 9780120954612
eBook ISBN: 9780080916880
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th January 2011
Page Count: 600
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Expert biochemist N.V. Bhagavan’s new work condenses his successful Medical Biochemistry texts along with numerous case studies, to act as an extensive review and reference guide for both students and experts alike. The research-driven content includes four-color illustrations throughout to develop an understanding of the events and processes that are occurring at both the molecular and macrolecular levels of physiologic regulation, clinical effects, and interactions. Using thorough introductions, end of chapter reviews, fact-filled tables, and related multiple-choice questions, Bhagavan provides the reader with the most condensed yet detailed biochemistry overview available. More than a quick survey, this comprehensive text includes USMLE sample exams from Bhagavan himself, a previous coauthor.

Key Features

  • Clinical focus emphasizing relevant physiologic and pathophysiologic biochemical concepts
    Interactive multiple-choice questions to prep for USMLE exams
    Clinical case studies for understanding basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases
    * Instructional overview figures, flowcharts, and tables to enhance understanding

Readership

Students in biochemistry and related premed and health care programs taking a ONE semester course from books identified in competition. Medical students will use this book primarily as a refresher to meet USMLE requirements. This is a subset of the general biochemistry market, which is the 3rd largest market in chemistry (after introductory chemistry and organic chemistry).

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Cells

Chapter 2. Water, Acids, Bases, and Buffers

Chapter 3. Amino Acids

Chapter 4. Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins

Chapter 5. Energetics of Biological Systems

Chapter 6. Enzymes and Enzyme Regulation

Chapter 7. Clinical Enzymology and Biomarkers of Tissue Injury

Chapter 8. Simple Carbohydrates

Chapter 9. Heteropolysaccharides I

Chapter 10. Connective Tissue

Chapter 11. Gastrointestinal Digestion and Absorption

Chapter 12. Carbohydrate Metabolism I

Chapter 13. Electron Transport Chain, Oxidative Phosphorylation, and Other Oxygen-Consuming Systems

Chapter 14. Carbohydrate Metabolism II

Chapter 15. Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism

Chapter 16. Lipids I

Chapter 17. Lipids II

Chapter 18. Lipids III

Chapter 19. Contractile Systems

Chapter 20. Perturbations of Energy Metabolism

Chapter 21. Structure and Properties of DNA

Chapter 22. DNA Replication, Repair, and Mutagenesis

Chapter 23. RNA and Protein Synthesis

Chapter 24. Regulation of Gene Expression

Chapter 25. Nucleotide Metabolism

Chapter 26. Hemoglobin

Chapter 27. Metabolism of Iron and Heme

Chapter 28. Endocrine Metabolism I

Chapter 29. Endocrine Metabolism II

Chapter 30. Endocrine Metabolism III

Chapter 31. Endocrine Metabolism IV

Chapter 32. Endocrine Metabolism V

Chapter 33. Immunology

Chapter 34. Biochemistry of Hemostasis

Chapter 35. Mineral Metabolism

Chapter 36. Vitamin Metabolism

Chapter 37. Water, Electrolytes, and Acid–Base Balance

Chapter 38. Case Studies and Enrichment References

Appendix. Acronyms and Abbreviations Found in This Text

Index

Details

No. of pages:
600
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080916880
Paperback ISBN:
9780120954612

About the Author

N. V. Bhagavan

N. V. Bhagavan is an Emeritus Professor in the department of Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. An active professor, researcher, and teacher, he has many years of experience in both the instruction and practice of clinical biochemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

Chung-Eun Ha

Chung-Eun Ha is an Associate Professor in the department of Native Hawaiian Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Since 2001, he has been teaching medical biochemistry to students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. He is also actively involved in the various aspects of molecular biology and biochemical research in the field of clinical medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

N. V. Bhagavan

N. V. Bhagavan is an Emeritus Professor in the department of Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa. An active professor, researcher, and teacher, he has many years of experience in both the instruction and practice of clinical biochemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA

Reviews

"The contents of the book are quite up to date. The book covers basic, traditional biochemical topics as well as recently developments driven by genomics that caught the interests of everyone, including biochemist and health care personnels and future doctors. Adopting such a concise textbook that covers the many aspects of biochemistry and their relevantness to diseases would prepare our pre-med students with a broad understanding of the mechanisms of a large number of health problems. The book would also be a very useful starting point for those who are experts in other field of basic research but have an interest or need to relate basic biochemical processes to and disease mechanisms in a broad range...This book is very concise on most of the topics it covers. It describes the principles to the point the students need without lengthy elaborations that takes too much time that students often find hard to find due to heavy study load. Accompanied by case studies, this is a very good book for medical orientated students." -Dr. Yuzhu Zhang Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Illinios Institute of Technology "The writing style is in general easy to read and the topics that I have reviewed seemed to be explained well." -Dr. William E. Seifert Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Purdue University "We adopted the Bhagavan text because it is the most comprehensive and authoritative text on the market and is suitable for our students who have already had at least one semester of biochemistry prior to acceptance in medical school...The chapters on genomics and hematology are handled better by Bhagavan than in other books that I'm familiar with. It was probably this coverage in Bhagavan that made it our choice. The hematology section is better than th