Human Biochemistry

Human Biochemistry

1st Edition - November 9, 2017

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  • Author: Gerald Litwack
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123838650

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Human Biochemistry includes clinical case studies and applications that are useful to medical, dentistry and pharmacy students. It enables users to practice for future careers as both clinicians and researchers. Offering immediate application of biochemical principles into clinical terms in an updated way, this book is the unparalleled textbook for medical biochemistry courses in medical, dental and pharmacy programs.

Key Features

  • Winner of a 2018 Most Promising New Textbook (College) Award (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association
  • Offers immediate application of biochemical principles into clinical terms in an updated way
  • Contains coverage of the most current research in medical biochemistry
  • Presents the first solution designed to reflect the needs of both research oriented and clinically oriented medical students


Medical students, dentistry students, pharmaceutical students, and graduate students taking medical biochemistry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Organ Systems and Tissues
    2. The Cell
    3. Water, pH, Buffers, General Features of Receptors, Channels and Pumps
    4. Proteins
    5. Enzymes
    6. Insulin and Sugars
    7. Glycogen and Glycogenolysis
    8. Glycolysis and Gluconeogensis
    9. Lipids
    10. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Genetics
    11. Protein Biosynthesis
    12. Transcription
    13. Metabolism of Amino Acids
    14. Metabolism of Fat, Carbohydrate and Nucleic Acids
    15. Polypeptide Hormones
    16. Steroid Hormones
    17. Growth Factors and Cytokines
    18. Membrane Transport
    19. Micronutrients (Metals and Iodine)
    20. Vitamins and Nutrition
    21. Blood and lymphatic system

Product details

  • No. of pages: 778
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 9, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123838650

About the Author

Gerald Litwack

Dr. Litwack was formerly Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A & M Health Science Center.

Affiliations and Expertise

Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, CA, USA

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  • paolo f. Thu Oct 14 2021

    human biochemistry

    Very high performance