This text is intended for the one-semester introductory biochemistry text for sophomore/junior level, non-biochemistry majors. Most students who use this book are biology, agriculture, technology, nursing, physics, geology, or nutrition majors. A beginning biology, general chemistry, and at least one semester of organic chemistry are assumed as preparation.
Noted for their ability to demonstrate the connection between biochemistry and students' lives, authors Mary Campbell and Shawn Farrell draw students into the material with stellar coverage of the latest research. The standard-setting illustration program enhances students understanding. The flexible organization of the text can be changed to suit the needs of specific courses and students, depending on the instructor's preference.
This text for a one-semester introduction is intended for students in any field of science or engineering who do not intend to become biochemistry majors. A beginning biology course, general chemistry, and at least one semester of organic chemistry are assumed as preparation. This fourth edition features expanded special interest boxes on new topics such as prions and genetic keys to cancer, plus increased chapter exercises, expanded coverage of nutrition, and two new chapters on protein purification and characterization and nucleic acid biotechnology techniques. The color art program has been further expanded so that chemical equations and structures receive more visual emphasis. Campbell teaches chemistry at Mount Holyoke University. Farrell teaches biochemistry at Colorado State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Mary K. Campbell is Professor Emeritus of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, where she taught biochemistry, general chemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as advised undergraduates working on biochemical research projects. Her avid interest in writing led to the publication of many highly successful editions of this textbook. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed postdoctoral work in biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of interest include researching the physical chemistry of biomolecules, specifically, spectroscopic studies of protein-nucleic acid interactions. She is also coauthor with Shawn Farrell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 7e (Cengage Learning).
Shawn O. Farrell, a native of Northern California, received his B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Davis, studying carbohydrate metabolism. He completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Michigan State University, where he focused on the study of fatty acid metabolism. Dr. Farrell became interested in biochemistry while in college, as it was relevant to his passion for bicycle racing. He raced competitively for 15 years and now officiates bicycle races worldwide. He has taught biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at Colorado State University for 16 years and now works for USCycling. Professor Farrell has written scientific journal articles about specific research projects and about laboratory teaching, as well as articles for sports publications, such as "Salmon, Trout, and Steelheader" magazine. He is co-author with Mary Campbell on BIOCHEMISTRY, 7e (Cengage Learning).
Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY. 1. Biochemistry and the Organization of Cells. 2. Water: The Solvent for Biochemical Reactions. Part II: COMPONENTS OF CELLS: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. 3. Amino Acids and Peptides. 4. The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins. Interchapter A: Protein Purification and Characterization Techniques. 5. The Behavior of Proteins: Enzymes. 6. The Behavior of Proteins: Enzymes, Mechanisms and Control. 7. Lipids and Proteins Are Associated in Biological Membranes. Part III: THE WORKINGS OF THE GENETIC CODE. 8. Nucleic Acids: How Structure Conveys Information. 9. Replication of the Genetic Code: The Biosynthesis of DNA. 10. Transcription of the Genetic Code: The Biosynthesis of RNA. 11. Protein Synthesis: Translation of the Genetic Code. Interchapter B: Nucleic Acid Biotechnology Techniques. Part IV: ENERGETICS AND METABOLISM: CARBOHYDRATES, LIPIDS, AND COMPOUNDS OF NITROGEN. 12. The Importance of Energy Changes and Electron in Metabolism. 13. Carbohydrates. 14. Glycolysis. 15. Storage Mechanisms and Control in Carbohydrate Metabolism. 16. The Citric Acid Cycle. 17. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation. 18. Lipid Metabolism. 19. Photosynthesis. 20. The Metabolism of Nitrogen. Interchapter C: The Anabolism of Nitrogen-Containing Compounds. 21. Metabolism in Perspective.