Medical Biochemistry - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781455745807, 9780702062483

Medical Biochemistry

4th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: John Baynes Marek Dominiczak
eBook ISBN: 9780702062483
eBook ISBN: 9781455745814
eBook ISBN: 9780702062506
eBook ISBN: 9780323313636
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th February 2014
Page Count: 658

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Brought to you in a thorough yet accessible manner, the new edition of Medical Biochemistry gives access to all of the latest information on basic and clinically focused genetic and molecular biology. Featuring a team of contributors that includes investigators involved in cutting-edge research as well as experienced clinicians, this updated medical textbook offers a unique combination of both research and practice that's ideal for today's problem-based integrated courses.

Key Features

  • Relate biochemistry to everyday practice with the help of Clinical Boxes integrated into the text, and access in-depth coverage of important topics - including recent research in biochemistry - through Advanced Concept Boxes.
  • Test your knowledge and improve retention with Active Learning Boxes at the conclusion of each chapter, and quickly review the most common lab tests performed with convenient Clinical Test Boxes.
  • Effectively study the most updated information in biochemistry with the help of a dynamic, full-color design.
  • Better understand the relationship between science and clinical practice with material organized by organ rather than system.
  • Table of Contents

    01 Introduction

    02 Amino Acids and Proteins

    03 Carbohydrates and Lipids

    04 Blood and Plasma Proteins

    05 Oxygen Transport

    06 Catalytic Proteins-Enzymes

    07 Hemostasis and Thrombosis

    08 Membranes and Transport

    09 Bioenergetics and Oxidative Metabolism

    10 Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients: The Gastrointestinal Tract

    11 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

    17 Biosynthesis of Cholesterol and Steroids

    18 Lipoproteins Metabolism and Atherogenesis

    19 Biosynthesis and Degradation of Amino Acids

    20 Muscle: Energy Metabolism and Contraction

    21 Glucose Homeostasis and Fuel Metabolism: Diabetes Mellitus

    22 Nutrition and Energy Balance

    23 Role of Kidneys in Metabolism

    24 Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis

    25 Regulation of Hydrogen Ion Concentration (Acid-Base Balance)

    26 Bone Metabolism and Calcium Homeostasis

    27 Complex Carbohydrates: Glycoproteins

    28 Complex Lipids

    29 The Extracellular Matrix

    30 Role of the Liver in Metabolism

    31 Biosynthesis and Degradation of Nucleotides

    32 Deoxyribonucleic Acid

    33 Ribonucleic Acid

    34 Protein Synthesis and Turnover

    35 Regulation of Gene Expression: Basic Mechanisms

    36 Regulation of Gene Expression: Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics

    37 Oxygen and Life

    38 The Immune Response

    39 Biochemical Endocrinology

    40 Membrane Receptors and Signal Transduction

    41.1 Neurotransmitters

    41.2 Neurochemistry

    42 Cellular Homeostasis: Cell Growth and Cancer

    43 Aging


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    About the Authors

    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

    Honorary Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow; Consultant Biochemist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde,Glasgow, UK