Human Biochemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123838643, 9780123838650

Human Biochemistry

1st Edition

Authors: Gerald Litwack
eBook ISBN: 9780123838650
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123838643
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd November 2017
Page Count: 778
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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

  • 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
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


Winner of a 2018 Most Promising New Textbook (College) Award (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association


"This textbook should come with a warning: Any serious student, teacher or scientist interested in biology who begins to read it, will not be able to close it for hours and perhaps days. It is a text they will cherish for years to come.

Why is this book exceptional? The answer is that a single scientist has somehow managed to integrate the vast amount of data being generated about human biochemistry and biology into a fascinating story that has an elegance and a beauty rarely if ever seen before." --Amazon

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