Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry Thirty-First Edition

Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry Thirty-First Edition

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Gain a full understanding of the principles of biochemistry as it relates to clinical medicine

A Doody’s Core Title for 2021!

The Thirty-First Edition of Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry continues to emphasize the link between biochemistry and the understanding of disease states, disease pathology, and the practice of medicine. Featuring a full-color presentation and numerous medically relevant examples, Harper’s presents a clear, succinct review of the fundamentals of biochemistry that every student must understand in order to succeed in medical school.

All 58 chapters help you understand the medical relevance of biochemistry:

• Full-color presentation includes more than 600 illustrations
• Case studies emphasize the clinical relevance of biochemistry
• NEW CHAPTER on Biochemistry of Transition Metals addresses the importance and overall pervasiveness of transition metals
• Review Questions follow each of the eleven sections
• Boxed Objectives define the goals of each chapter
• Tables encapsulate important information
• Every chapter includes a section on the biomedical importance of a given topic

Emphasis throughout on the integral relationship between biochemistry and disease, diagnostic pathology, and medical practice
• Hundreds of references to disease states throughout
• New chapter addressing the biochemical roles of transition metals
• Many updated review questions
• Frequent tables summarizing key links to disease states
• New text on cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)
• Cover picture of the protein structure of the Zika virus, solved by cryo-EM

Applauded by medical students and online reviewers for its currency and engaging style, Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry is essential for USMLE® review and the single-best reference for learning the clinical relevance of any biochemistry topic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259837944
Publisher: McGraw Hill LLC
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 800
Sales rank: 839,911
File size: 97 MB
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About the Author

Victor W. Rodwell, PhD (West Lafayette, IN), Professor (Emeritus) of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
David A. Bender, PhD (London, UK) Professor (Emeritus) of Nutritional Biochemistry, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
Kathleen M. Botham, PhD, DSc, (London, UK) Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, London, United Kingdom.
Peter J. Kennelly, PhD (Blacksburg, VA), Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
P. Anthony Weil, PhD (Nashville, TN), Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

SECTION I Structures & Functions of Proteins & Enzymes
1 Biochemistry & Medicine
2 Water & pH
3 Amino Acids & Peptides
4 Proteins: Determination of Primary Structure
5 Proteins: Higher Orders of Structure
SECTION II Enzymes: Kinetics, Mechanism, Regulation, & Role of Transition Metals
6 Proteins: Myoglobin & Hemoglobin
7 Enzymes: Mechanism of Action
8 Enzymes: Kinetics
9 Enzymes: Regulation of Activities
10 The Biochemical Roles of Transition Metals
SECTION III Bioenergetics
11 Bioenergetics: The Role of ATP
12 Biologic Oxidation
13 The Respiratory Chain & Oxidative Phosphorylation
SECTION IV Metabolism of Carbohydrates
14 Overview of Metabolism & the Provision of Metabolic Fuels
15 Carbohydrates of Physiological Significance
16 The Citric Acid Cycle: The Central Pathway of Carbohydrate, Lipid, & Amino Acid Metabolism
17 Glycolysis & the Oxidation of Pyruvate
18 Metabolism of Glycogen
19 Gluconeogenesis & the Control of Blood Glucose
20 The Pentose Phosphate Pathway & Other Pathways of Hexose Metabolism
SECTION V Metabolism of Lipids
21 Lipids of Physiologic Significance
22 Oxidation of Fatty Acids: Ketogenesis
23 Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids & Eicosanoids
24 Metabolism of Acylglycerols & Sphingolipids
25 Lipid Transport & Storage
26 Cholesterol Synthesis, Transport, & Excretion
SECTION VI Metabolism of Proteins & Amino Acids
27 Biosynthesis of the Nutritionally Nonessential Amino Acids
28 Catabolism of Proteins & of Amino Acid Nitrogen
29 Catabolism of the Carbon Skeletons of Amino Acids
30 Conversion of Amino Acids to Specialized Products
31 Porphyrins & Bile Pigments
SECTION VII Structure, Function, & Replication of Informational Macromolecules
32 Nucleotides
33 Metabolism of Purine & Pyrimidine Nucleotides
34 Nucleic Acid Structure & Function
35 DNA Organization, Replication, & Repair
36 RNA Synthesis, Processing, & Modification
37 Protein Synthesis & the Genetic Code
38 Regulation of Gene Expression
39 Molecular Genetics, Recombinant DNA, & Genomic Technology
SECTION VIII Biochemistry of Extracellular & Intracellular Communication
40 Membranes: Structure & Function
41 The Diversity of the Endocrine System
42 Hormone Action & Signal Transduction
SECTION IX Special Topics (A)
43 Nutrition, Digestion, & Absorption
44 Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals
45 Free Radicals & Antioxidant Nutrients
46 Glycoproteins
47 Metabolism of Xenobiotics
48 Clinical Biochemistry
SECTION X Special Topics (B)
49 Intracellular Traffic & Sorting of Proteins
50 The Extracellular Matrix
51 Muscle & the Cytoskeleton
52 Plasma Proteins & Immunoglobulins
53 Red Blood Cells
54 White Blood Cells
SECTION XI Special Topics (C)
55 Hemostasis & Thrombosis
56 Cancer: An Overview
57 The Biochemistry of Aging
58 Biochemical Case Histories
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