Biochemistry For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Grasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace your exams

Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so, here's the good news — you can send your grades soaring! This friendly guide presents an easy-to-follow overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, Biochemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides clear ...

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Biochemistry For Dummies

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Overview

Grasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace your exams

Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so, here's the good news — you can send your grades soaring! This friendly guide presents an easy-to-follow overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, Biochemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides clear written and visual explanations of complicated concepts.

  • Biochemistry 101 — get the scoop on biochemistry basics, dive into water chemistry, and review organic chemistry concepts

  • Sink your teeth into proteins — discover everything you need to know about amino acids, protein structure and function, and enzyme kinetics

  • Get a craving — get the skinny on carbohydrates, lipids and membranes, nucleic acids, vitamins, and hormones

  • Life is a highway — take a look at bioenergetics and pathways to get a handle on ATP and energy, metabolism, electron transport, biosynthesis, and more

  • It's in your genes — learn about the fascinating subject of genetics and understand how DNA is photocopied and replicated to make us who we are

Open the book and find:

  • A review of cell types and their structures

  • The role of carbon in the study of life

  • Properties of amino acids

  • Structure levels of proteins

  • The scoop on enzymes and catalysts

  • A primer on nucleic acids

  • Hundreds of figures that illustrate biochemical structures

  • Real-world examples that connect biochem concepts to everyday life

Learn about:

  • Biochemistry principles

  • Biochemical structures and reactions

  • How cells obtain and use energy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118103975
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 129,673
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

John T. Moore, EdD, teaches chemistry at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas and is the author of Chemistry For Dummies.

Richard Langley, PhD, grades the free-response portion of the AP Chemistry Exam. Together with John, he authored Organic Chemistry II For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Setting the Stage: Basic Biochemistry Concepts.

Chapter 1: Biochemistry: What You Need to Know and Why.

Chapter 2: Seems So Basic: Water Chemistry and pH.

Chapter 3: Fun with Carbon: Organic Chemistry.

Part II: The Meat of Biochemistry: Proteins.

Chapter 4: Amino Acids: The Building Blocks of Protein.

Chapter 5: Protein Structure and Function.

Chapter 6: Enzyme Kinetics: Getting There Faster.

Part III: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, and More.

Chapter 7: What We Crave: Carbohydrates.

Chapter 8: Lipids and Membranes.

Chapter 9: Nucleic Acids and the Code of Life.

Chapter 10: Vitamins: Both Simple and Complex.

Chapter 11: Hormones: The Body's Messengers.

Part IV: Bioenergetics and Pathways.

Chapter 12: Life and Energy.

Chapter 13: ATP: The Body’s Monetary System.

Chapter 14: Smelly Biochemistry: Nitrogen in Biological Systems.

Part V: Genetics: Why We Are What We Are.

Chapter 15: Photocopying DNA.

Chapter 16: Transcribe This! RNA Transcription.

Chapter 17: Translation: Protein Synthesis.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Great Applications of Biochemistry.

Chapter 19: Ten Biochemistry Careers.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    2nd edition: BIG improvement!

    I own the 1st edition of the paperback version of this book and it was littered with errors. They even addressed the 1st edition's errors in the introduction of the 2nd edition, which was awesome. So far, I have yet to run across any errors. The content of the book is exactly what I was looking for - great foundation, but not too detailed.

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    LIFE SAVER

    This book is amazing. As a Chemical Biology student this book saved my life :-)

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