Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry

3rd Edition

Authors: Larry Engelking
Paperback ISBN: 9780123919090
eBook ISBN: 9780123919106
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st July 2014
Page Count: 786
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Bridging the gap between basic and clinical science concepts, the Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry, Third Edition offers broad coverage of biochemical principles for students and practitioners of veterinary medicine. The only recent biochemistry book written specifically for the veterinary field, this text covers cellular-level concepts related to whole-body physiologic processes in a reader-friendly, approachable manner. Each chapter is written in a succinct and concise style that includes an overview summary section, numerous illustrations for best comprehension of the subject matter, targeted learning objectives, and end of the chapter study questions to assess understanding.

With new illustrations and an instructor website with updated PowerPoint images, the Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry, Third Edition, proves useful to students and lecturers from diverse educational backgrounds. Sectional exams and case studies, new to this edition, extend the breadth and depth of learning resources.

Key Features

  • Provides newly developed case studies that demonstrate practical application of concepts
  • Presents comprehensive sectional exams for self-assessment
  • Delivers instructor website with updated PowerPoint images and lecture slides to enhance teaching and learning
  • Employs a succinct communication style in support of quick comprehension


First year students in veterinary programs taking Physiological Chemistry or Veterinary Biochemistry. Additionally, veterinary students taking physiology, graduate students studying animal science, and students in veterinary pharmacy programs.

Table of Contents

    <li>Acknowledgments</li> <li>Preface to the First Edition</li> <li>Preface to the Second Edition</li> <li>Preface to the Third Edition</li> <li>Addendum to Section I</li> <li>Introduction to Section II</li> <li>Sections I and II Examination Questions<ul><li>Answers</li></ul></li> <li>Addendum to Section II</li> <li>Introduction to Section III</li> <li>Section III Examination Questions<ul><li>Answers</li></ul></li> <li>Addendum to Section III</li> <li>Introduction to Section IV</li> <li>Section IV Examination Questions<ul><li>Answers</li></ul></li> <li>Addendum to Section IV</li> <li>Introduction to Section V</li> <li>Addendum to Section V</li> <li>Introduction to Section VI</li> <li>Sections V and VI Examination Questions<ul><li>Answers</li></ul></li> <li>Addendum to Section VI</li> <li>Introduction to Section VII</li> <li>Section VII Examination Questions<ul><li>Answers</li></ul></li> <li>Epilog</li> <li>Section I: Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism<ul><li>Chapter 1: Chemical Composition of Living Cells<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Nucleic Acids</li><li>Proteins</li><li>Polysaccharides</li><li>Lipids</li><li>QUESTIONS</li><li>ANSWERS</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 2: Properties of Amino Acids<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Hydrophilic Amino Acids</li><li>Hydrophobic Amino Acids</li><li>Neither Hydrophobic nor Hydrophilic</li><li>Enantiomers</li><li>QUESTIONS</li><li>ANSWERS</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 3: Amino Acid Modifications<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Modified Amino Acids Found in Protein</li><li>Nonprotein Amino Acids</li><li>Essential and Nonessential Amino Acids</li><li>QUESTIONS</li><li>ANSWERS</li></ul></li><li>Chapter 4: Protein Structure<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Primary Structure</li><li>Secondary Structure</li><li>Tertiary Structure</li><li>Quaternary Structure</li><li>Protein Misfolding</li><li>Protein Denaturation</li><li>Plasma Proteins</li><li>QUESTIONS</li><li>


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About the Author

Larry Engelking

Larry Engelking holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Idaho State University, and a Ph.D. degree in physiology from Kansas State University. He has held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Florida Veterinary School and the University of Alabama Medical School, teaching positions at Harvard University, and professorial positions at Tufts University. With over 35 years of teaching and research experience, Dr. Engelking is an expert in the fields of biochemistry and physiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine & Department of Physiology, Tufts Medical School


"...an outstanding reference for anyone who needs to tie physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, and disease together...an excellent textbook that is filled with facts...a strong addition to the veterinary literature." --JAVMA

"Strengths of the book include the concise but thorough coverage of material and excellent, instructive figures and tables." --Doody's