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by Mary K. Campbell, Irving Geis


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ISBN-13: 9780030522130
Publisher: Saunders College Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Series: Saunders Golden Sunburst Series
Pages: 688

About the Author

Mary K. Campbell was 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 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY. She also coauthored BIOCHEMISTRY with Shawn O. Farrell. Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed post-doctoral work in biophysical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of interest included researching the physical chemistry of biomolecules, specifically, spectroscopic studies of protein-nucleic acid interactions.

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 19 years and now works for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado as its Executive Director. 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, 4th through 8th editions (Cengage Learning); co-author with William Brown, Mary Campbell, and Omar Torres on GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOCHEMISTRY; and author of EXPERIMENTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY: A HANDS ON APPROACH (Cengage Learning).

Owen M. McDougal is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Boise State University. A native of upstate New York, his love of the outdoors inspired him to travel west for graduate school and pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Utah in the laboratory of C. Dale Poulter. His work to elucidate the three-dimensional structures of neuropeptides by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy involved the application of physical chemistry to address problems in biological systems. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Dr. McDougal sought an academic environment that allowed him to share his passion for science with students. He taught general, organic, and biological chemistry at Southern Oregon University which allowed him to hone his instructional skills. Looking to advance his love for writing, Owen shifted to a faculty position in the research-intensive environment at Boise State University, where he investigates the bioactivity of marine and terrestrial natural products, including studies of food chemistry, nutraceutical products, and specialty chemicals.

Table of Contents

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.

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