The Biochemistry of Foreign Compounds

The Biochemistry of Foreign Compounds

International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Biology: Biochemistry

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Dennis V. Parke
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157528

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The Biochemistry of Foreign Compounds presents the various aspects of biochemistry of foreign compounds in relation to toxicology, pathology, and pharmacology. This book discusses the classification of foreign compounds according to usage, namely, food additives, drugs, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and natural foreign compounds. Organized into two sections encompassing 12 chapters, this book starts with the absorption and secretion of foreign compounds. This text then discusses the two phases of reaction in the metabolism of foreign compounds. Other chapters consider the rate at which each reaction proceeds wherein its relative significance may be affected by many factors that may result in changes in the pattern of metabolism and differences in toxicity. This book discusses as well the physiological factors that affect metabolism, including age, sex, pregnancy, disease, and the nutritional state of the animal. The final chapter deals with the metabolism of some of the commonly used industrial chemicals. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, chemists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, and pathologists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Section I. Biochemical Mechanisms

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Absorption, Excretion and Tissue Distribution

    Chapter 3. Metabolic Transformations Catalyzed by Hepatic Microsomal Enzymes

    Chapter 4. Other Metabolic Transformations

    Chapter 5. Conjugation Mechanisms

    Chapter 6. Factors Affecting the Metabolism of Foreign Compounds

    Chapter 7. Comparative Metabolism

    Section II. Applications

    Chapter 8. Foreign Compounds of Natural Origin

    Chapter 9. Food Additives

    Chapter 10. Drugs

    Chapter 11. Pesticides

    Chapter 12 Industrial Chemicals

    List of References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157528

About the Author

Dennis V. Parke

About the Editors

H. H. V. Arnstein

P. N. Campbell

S. P. Datta

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