Biochemistry Demystified / Edition 1

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Overview

Learn BIOCHEMISTRY without stressing out your brain CELLS

Trying to understand the chemical processes of living organisms but having trouble metabolizing the complex concepts? Here's your lifeline! Biochemistry Demystified helps synthesize your understanding of this important topic.

You'll start with a review of basic chemical concepts and a look at cell structures and cell division. Next, you'll study carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, and enzymes. Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, and the control of chemical processes round out the coverage. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter questions and a final exam help reinforce learning.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Details on DNA and RNA
  • Coverage of hormones and neurotransmitters
  • A chapter on analytical techniques and bioinformatics
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Biochemistry Demystified is your key to mastering this vital life sciences subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071495998
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 384,649
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Walker, Ph.D., is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and has done extensive research in various areas of biomedicine. She has taught graduate courses in immunology, epidemiology, cell biology, and statistics. Dr. Walker is the author of Biotechnology Demystified.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. The Chemistry of Biomolecules
Chapter 2. Cell Structures and Cell Division
Chapter 3. Carbohydrates
Chapter 4. Lipids
Chapter 5. Lipid Metabolism
Chapter 6. Protein Structure
Chapter 7. Protein Assembly and Disassembly
Chapter 8. Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides
Chapter 9. Enzymes
Chapter 10. Glycolysis
Chapter 11. The Citric Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation
Chapter 12. Control of Chemical Processes—Signal Biomolecules
Chapter 13. Specialty Functions
Chapter 14. Bioinformation, Analytical Technical, and Bioinformatics
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions
Appendix: Common Structures
Index

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