Human Biochemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123838643

Human Biochemistry

1st Edition

Authors: Gerald Litwack
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123838643
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2017
Page Count: 1000
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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.

The book also provides extensive online support for students to assist with further understanding and comprehension of advanced concepts, including sample questions that will help them prepare for medical exams. In addition, instructor’s ancillaries include PowerPoint presentations and testbanks.

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

  • 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
6. Insulin and Sugars
7. Glycogen and Glycogenolysis
8. Glycolysis and Gluconeogensis
9. Lipids
10. Nucleic Acids and Molecular Genetics
11. Protein Biosynthesis
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


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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