RAPID REVIEW: BIOCHEMISTRY

Author: John Pelley, PhD, Edward Goljan, MD
Affiliation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN 10: 0323068871
ISBN 13: 9780323068871
eISBN: 9780323080507
Edition: 3rd

Description:

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Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • SERIES PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

CHAPTER 1: CARBOHYDRATES, LIPIDS, AND AMINO ACIDS: METABOLIC FUELS AND BIOSYNTHETIC PRECURSORS

  • I. Carbohydrates
  • II. Lipids
  • III. Amino Acids

CHAPTER 2: PROTEINS AND ENZYMES

  • I. Major Functions of Proteins
  • II. Hierarchical Structure of Proteins
  • III. Enzymes: Protein Catalysts
  • IV. Hemoglobin and Myoglobin: O2-Binding Proteins
  • V. Collagen: Prototypical Fibrous Protein

CHAPTER 3: MEMBRANE BIOCHEMISTRY AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION

  • I. Basic Properties of Membranes
  • II. Movement of Molecules and Ions Across Membranes (Fig. 3-1 and Table 3-1)
  • III. Receptors and Signal Transduction Cascades

CHAPTER 4: NUTRITION

  • I. Key Dietary Terminology
  • II. Dietary Fuels
  • III. Water-Soluble Vitamins
  • IV. Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • V. Minerals and Electrolytes
  • VI. Trace Elements

CHAPTER 5: GENERATION OF ENERGY FROM DIETARY FUELS

  • I. Energetics of Metabolic Pathways
  • II. Introduction to Intermediary Metabolism
  • III. Citric Acid Cycle (CAC)
  • IV. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation
  • V. Mitochondrial Transport Systems
  • VI. Inhibitors of Mitochondrial ATP Synthesis (Table 5-1)

CHAPTER 6: CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM

  • I. Glycolysis and the Fate of Pyruvate
  • II. Gluconeogenesis
  • III. Glycogen Metabolism
  • IV. Metabolism of Galactose and Fructose
  • V. Pentose Phosphate Pathway
  • VI. Glycoproteins and Proteoglycans

CHAPTER 7: LIPID METABOLISM

  • I. Fatty Acid and Triacylglycerol Synthesis
  • II. Triacylglycerol Mobilization and Fatty Acid Oxidation (Fig. 7-3)
  • IV. Cholesterol and Steroid Metabolism
  • V. Plasma Lipoproteins
  • VI. Sphingolipid Degradation

CHAPTER 8: NITROGEN METABOLISM

  • I. Biosynthesis of Nonessential Amino Acids
  • II. Removal and Disposal of Amino Acid Nitrogen
  • III. Catabolic Pathways of Amino Acids
  • IV. Amino Acid Derivatives

CHAPTER 9: INTEGRATION OF METABOLISM

  • I. Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism
  • II. The Well-Fed State
  • III. The Fasting State
  • IV. The Starvation State
  • V. Diabetes Mellitus
  • VI. Alcohol Metabolism

CHAPTER 10: NUCLEOTIDE SYNTHESIS AND METABOLISM

  • I. Overview
  • II. Nucleotide Structure
  • III. Purine Synthesis (Fig. 10-2)
  • IV. Pyrimidine Synthesis (Fig. 10-3)
  • V. Anticancer Drugs Inhibiting Nucleotide Synthesis (Table 10-1)
  • VI. Degradation of Nucleotides and Purine Salvage (Fig. 10-4)

CHAPTER 11: ORGANIZATION, SYNTHESIS, AND REPAIR OF DNA

  • I. DNA Organization
  • II. DNA Synthesis
  • III. DNA Repair
  • IV. DNA damage and cancer

CHAPTER 12: GENE EXPRESSION

  • I. RNA transcription
  • II. Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression
  • III. The genetic code and mutation
  • IV. Protein Synthesis and Degradation

CHAPTER 13: DNA TECHNOLOGY

  • I. Recombinant DNA and DNA Cloning
  • II. Detection of Specific Nucleic Acid Sequences with Probes
  • III. Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • IV. Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms

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