Medical Biochemistry - 3rd Edition

Medical Biochemistry

3rd Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: John Baynes Marek Dominiczak
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.


Medical Biochemistry combines basic science and clinical medicine in a thorough yet accessible, easy-to-read format, and this new edition reflects the latest information on genetic and molecular biology. A new chapter and additional online case studies cover new areas in the field and help clarify difficult concepts. You’ll still get the dynamic, full-color design that makes this biochemistry textbook such an effective resource - complete with case histories, advanced concept boxes, and color illustrations. And, as a Student Consult title, it is fully searchable online with a unique image library, case studies, USMLE-style questions, and online note-taking to enhance your learning experience.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates the relevance of biochemistry to practice through Clinical Boxes integrated into the text.
  • Provides in-depth coverage of important topics in Advanced Concept Boxes on recent research and more.
  • Explains difficult concepts by working through online case studies that help you apply basic knowledge to clinical practice.
  • Presents the most common lab tests in Clinical Test Boxes that makes referencing and reviewing quick and easy.
  • Offers Active Learning Boxes to allow you to test your knowledge at the end of each chapter and improve retention.

Table of Contents

01 Introduction

02 Amino Acids and Proteins

03 Carbohydrates and Lipids

04 Blood: Cells and Plasma Proteins

05 Oxygen Transport

06 Catalytic Proteins-Enzymes

07 Hemostasis and Thrombosis

08 Membranes and Transport

09 Bioenergetics and Oxidative Metabolism

10 Function of the Gastrointestinal Tract

11 Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals

12 Anaerobic Metabolism of Glucose in the Red Blood Cell

13 Carbohydrate Storage and Synthesis in Liver and Muscle

14 The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle

15 Oxidative Metabolism of Lipids in Liver and Muscle

16 Biosynthesis and Storage of Fatty Acids in Liver and Adipose Tissue

17 Biosynthesis of Cholesterol and Steroids

18 Lipids and Lipoproteins

19 Biosynthesis and Degradation of Amino Acids

20 Muscle: Energy Metabolism and Contraction

21 Glucose Homeostasis and Fuel Metabolism

22 Nutrition

23 Water and Electrolyte Balance: Kidney Function

24 Lung and Kidney: The Control of Acid Base Balance

25 Calcium and Bone Metabolism

26 Complex Carbohydrates: Glycoproteins

27 Complex Lipids

28 The Extracellular Matrix

29 Special Liver Function

30 Biosynthesis and Degradation of Nucleotides

31 Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

32 Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)

33 Protein Synthesis and Turnover

34 Regulation of Gene Expression

35 Recombinant DNA Technology

36 Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

37 Oxygen and Life

38 The Immune Responses

39 Biochemical Endocrinology

40 Membrane Receptors and Signal Transduction

41 Neurochemistry

42 Neurotransmitters

43 Cell Growth, Differentiation and Cancer

44 Aging


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About the Author

John Baynes

Affiliations and Expertise

Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus; Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience; University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Columbia, South Carolina; USA

Marek Dominiczak

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow; Consultant Biochemist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Department of Biochemistry, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, UK