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Principles of Medical Biochemistry condenses the information you need into a comprehensive, focused, clinically-oriented textbook. Drs. Gerhard Meisenberg and William H. Simmons covers the latest developments in the field, including genome research, the molecular basis of genetic diseases, techniques of DNA sequencing and molecular diagnosis, and more. An updated and expanded collection of figures and access to  USMLE test questions, clinical case studies, more online at www.studentconsult.com make this the ...

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Overview

Principles of Medical Biochemistry condenses the information you need into a comprehensive, focused, clinically-oriented textbook. Drs. Gerhard Meisenberg and William H. Simmons covers the latest developments in the field, including genome research, the molecular basis of genetic diseases, techniques of DNA sequencing and molecular diagnosis, and more. An updated and expanded collection of figures and access to  USMLE test questions, clinical case studies, more online at www.studentconsult.com make this the ideal resource for understanding all aspects of biochemistry needed in medicine.

  • Access the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com, with downloadable illustrations, 150 USMLE-style test questions, 20 clinical case studies, chapter summaries, and integration links to related subjects.
  • Understand biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics together in context through an integrated approach.
  • Get only the information you need for your course with comprehensive yet focused coverage of relevant topics.
  • Review and reinforce your learning using the glossary of technical terms, highlighted in the text and with interactive features online.
  • Tap into the most up-to-date coverage of new developments in genome research, the molecular basis of genetic diseases, techniques of DNA sequencing and molecular diagnosis, RNA interference as a mechanism both for regulation of gene expression and for anti-viral defense, and more.
  • Gain a clear visual understanding through new and updated figures that provide current and relevant guidance.
  • Make the link between basic science and clinical medicine with new Clinical Example boxes in nearly every chapter.

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Editorial Reviews

Anatoly Bezkorovainy
This is a medical biochemistry text. It is writtenfor the medical and possibly other health sciences students. Thispurpose has been achieved; the book emphasizes physiological andtherapeutic/diagnostic aspects of the material, and I have observed fewif any mechanisms from an organic chemist's point of view. Theaudience is students of medicine, veterinary science, podiatry, etc.,and even undergraduates preparing themselves for medical school. Thisbook is quite appropriate for them; it is written at the appropriatelevel and contains material of significance for this type of anaudience. I noted few significant omissions. The authors have done agood job. There is a glossary of terms, which is helpful. The indexand table of contents are adequate. There are numerous illustrationsusing various shades of blue and gray. These are useful and adequate. The soft cover has a nice/attractive design on it. The medical studentshould be able to afford this book. There are some questions at theend of each chapter, most of them multiple choice. If the purpose ofthese questions is to review the material or to test the student'sknowledge, the number of such questions is woefully inadequate. Otherwise, the book is fun to read and I would recommend it as a textfor medical biochemistry. On the other hand, there are now so manysuch books on the market that it is hard to see how this one issuperior to most of them (e.g., Roskoski'Biochemistry (WB Saunders, 1996) orChampe/Harvey's Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews:Biochemistry, 2nd edition (JB Lippincott1994).
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Reviewer: Anatoly Bezkorovainy, JD, PhD (Rush Medical College of Rush University)
Description: This is a medical biochemistry text.
Purpose: It is written for the medical and possibly other health sciences students. This purpose has been achieved; the book emphasizes physiological and therapeutic/diagnostic aspects of the material, and I have observed few if any mechanisms from an organic chemist's point of view.
Audience: The audience is students of medicine, veterinary science, podiatry, etc., and even undergraduates preparing themselves for medical school. This book is quite appropriate for them; it is written at the appropriate level and contains material of significance for this type of an audience. I noted few significant omissions. The authors have done a good job.
Features: There is a glossary of terms, which is helpful. The index and table of contents are adequate. There are numerous illustrations using various shades of blue and gray. These are useful and adequate. The soft cover has a nice/attractive design on it. The medical student should be able to afford this book.
Assessment: There are some questions at the end of each chapter, most of them multiple choice. If the purpose of these questions is to review the material or to test the student's knowledge, the number of such questions is woefully inadequate. Otherwise, the book is fun to read and I would recommend it as a text for medical biochemistry. On the other hand, there are now so many such books on the market that it is hard to see how this one is superior to most of them (e.g., Roskoski' Biochemistry (WB Saunders, 1996) or Champe/Harvey's Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry, 2nd edition (JB Lippincott 1994).

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323081078
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 922,085
  • File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

PART I: PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

Chapter 1: Introduction to Biomolecules

Chapter 2: Introduction to Protein Structure

Chapter 3: Oxygen Transporters: Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

Chapter 4: Enzymatic Reactions

Chapter 5: Coenzymes

PART II: GENETIC INFORMATION: DNA, RNA, AND PROTEIN SYNTHESIS

Chapter 6: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis

Chapter 7: The Human Genome

Chapter 8: Protein Targeting

Chapter 9: Introduction to Genetic Diseases

Chapter 10: Viruses

Chapter 11: DNA Technology

PART III: CELL AND TISSUE STRUCTURE

Chapter 12: Biological Membranes

Chapter 13: The Cytoskeleton

Chapter 14: The Extracellular Matrix

PART IV: MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY

Chapter 15: Plasma Proteins

Chapter 16: Extracellular Messengers

Chapter 17: Intracellular Messengers

Chapter 18: Cellular Growth Control and Cancer

PART V: METABOLISM

Chapter 19: Digestive Enzymes

Chapter 20: Introduction to Metabolic Pathways

Chapter 21: Glycolysis, Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle, and Oxidative Phosphorylation

Chapter 22: Carbohydrate Metabolism

Chapter 23: The Metabolism of Fatty Acids and Triglycerides

Chapter 24: The Metabolism of Membrane Lipids

Chapter 25: Lipid Transport

Chapter 26: Amino Acid Metabolism

Chapter 27: Heme Metabolism

Chapter 28: The Metabolism of Purines and Pyrimidines

Chapter 29: Vitamins and Minerals

Chapter 30: Integration of Metabolism

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