Introduction to a Submolecular Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123956125, 9780323161015

Introduction to a Submolecular Biology

1st Edition

Authors: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
eBook ISBN: 9780323161015
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 148
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Description

Introduction to a Submolecular Biology focuses on the study of the electronic interactions of biological molecules.

This book discusses the energy cycle of life, units and measures, electronic mobility, and problems of charge transfer. The three examples of charge transfer—quinone-hydroquinone, riboflavine (FMN) and serotonin, and cortisone I2 are elaborated. This text deliberates the problems and approaches on the mechanism of drug action, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), chemistry of the thymus gland, and living state. Brief remarks on water, ions, and metachromasia are also included. Other topics covered include the redox potentials, ionization potentials and electron affinities, orbital energies, electromagnetic coupling resonance transfer of energy, and semiconduction.

This publication is a good source for biochemists, biologists, and specialists aiming to acquire basic knowledge of submolecular biology.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Part One. General Considerations

I. Introduction

II. Why Submolecular Biology?

III. The Energy Cycle of Life

IV. Units and Measures

Redox Potentials

Ionization Potentials and Electron Affinities

Orbital Energies

V. Electronic Mobility

Electromagnetic Coupling. Resonance Transfer of Energy

Semiconduction

Charge Transfer

VI. Problems of Charge Transfer

VII. Three Examples of Charge Transfer

Quinone-Hydroquinone

Riboflavine (FMN) and Serotonin

Cortisone I2

VIII. Miscellaneous Remarks

Water

Ions

Metachromasia

Part Two. Problems and Approaches

IX. On the Mechanism of Drug Action

X. On ATP

XI. On the Chemistry of the Thymus Gland

XII. The Living State

Details

No. of pages:
148
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1960
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323161015

About the Author

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi