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Biochemistry Demystified / Edition 1

Biochemistry Demystified / Edition 1

by David McMahon, Sharon WalkerDavid McMahon
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Learn BIOCHEMISTRY without stressing out your brain CELLS

Trying to understand the chemical processes of living organisms but having trouble metabolizing the complex concepts? Here's your lifeline! Biochemistry Demystified helps synthesize your understanding of this important topic.

You'll start with a review of basic chemical concepts and a look at cell structures and cell division. Next, you'll study carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, and enzymes. Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, and the control of chemical processes round out the coverage. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter questions and a final exam help reinforce learning.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Details on DNA and RNA
  • Coverage of hormones and neurotransmitters
  • A chapter on analytical techniques and bioinformatics
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Biochemistry Demystified is your key to mastering this vital life sciences subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071495998
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2008
Series: Demystified Series
Edition description: Net
Pages: 370
Sales rank: 227,198
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sharon Walker, Ph.D., is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and has done extensive research in various areas of biomedicine. She has taught graduate courses in immunology, epidemiology, cell biology, and statistics. Dr. Walker is the author of Biotechnology Demystified.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Chemistry of Biomolecules

Chapter 2. Cell Structures and Cell Division

Chapter 3. Carbohydrates

Chapter 4. Lipids

Chapter 5. Lipid Metabolism

Chapter 6. Protein Structure

Chapter 7. Protein Assembly and Disassembly

Chapter 8. Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides

Chapter 9. Enzymes

Chapter 10. Glycolysis

Chapter 11. The Citric Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation

Chapter 12. Control of Chemical Processes—Signal Biomolecules

Chapter 13. Specialty Functions

Chapter 14. Bioinformation, Analytical Technical, and Bioinformatics

Final Exam

Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions

Appendix: Common Structures


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