Biochemistry For Dummies

Biochemistry For Dummies

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by John T. Moore, Richard H. Langley
     
 

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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,

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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 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:
07/12/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
211,469
File size:
23 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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