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Biosynthesis : Molecular and Cell Biochemistry

Author: C A Smith; E J Wood
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint : Springer, 1992.
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This brief and accessible introduction to the biosynthesis of molecules of biological importance is geared towards helping non-specialist students understand and apply biochemical ideas through the liberal addition of examples, applications, exercises and questions throughout the text.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, C.A.
Biosynthesis : Molecular and Cell Biochemistry.
Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, ©1992
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C A Smith; E J Wood
ISBN: 9789401123563 940112356X
OCLC Number: 840309413
Description: 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents: 1 Basic principles of biosynthesis --
1.1 Introduction --
1.2 Energy --
1.3 The importance of enzymes --
1.4 Making small molecules --
1.5 Building macromolecules --
1.6 Self-assembly --
1.7 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
2 Photosynthesis --
2.1 Introduction --
2.2 Carbon fixation --
2.3 Initial events in CO2 fixation in C3 plants --
2.4 Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase (Rubisco) --
2.5 The C4 pathway --
2.6 Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) --
2.7 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
3 Carbohydrates and gluconeogenesis --
3.1 Introduction --
3.2 Gluconeogenesis from lactate --
3.3 Gluconeogenesis from amino acids --
3.4 Gluconeogenesis from glycerol --
3.5 Acetyl CoA cannot be converted to glucose in mammalian tissues --
3.6 Regulation of gluconeogenesis --
3.7 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
4 Polysaccharides --
4.1 Introduction --
4.2 Biosynthesis of a glycosidic bond --
4.3 The biosynthesis of single sugar polysaccharides --
4.4 The biosynthesis of polysaccharides containing mixtures of sugars --
4.5 The biosynthesis of polysaccharides using lipid pyrophosphoryl sugar donors --
4.6 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
5 Nitrogen fixation: incorporation of nitrogen into amino acids --
5.1 Introduction --
5.2 Nitrogen fixation --
5.3 Nitrogenase --
5.4 Nitrate as a source of nitrogen --
5.5 Incorporation of ammonia into amino acids --
5.6 Transamination --
5.7 Regulation of incorporation of nitrogen into amino acids --
5.8 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
6 Amino acid interconversions --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Essential and non-essential amino acids --
6.3 The biosynthesis of alanine, aspartate, asparagine, glutamate and glutamine --
6.4 The biosynthesis of serine --
6.5 Interconversion of serine and glycine --
6.6 Carriers of one-carbon units in the cell --
6.7 S-Adenosylmethionine as a methyl donor --
6.8 Products derived from S-adenosylmethionine --
6.9 Amino acids derived from glutamate --
6.10 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
7 Purines and pyrimidines --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Strategy of biosynthesis --
7.3 Biosynthesis of nucleotides de novo --
7.4 Biosynthesis of deoxyribonucleotides --
7.5 Salvage pathways --
7.6 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
8 Lipid biosynthesis --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 The biosynthesis of fatty acids --
8.3 The eicosanoids --
8.4 The biosynthesis of triacylglycerols --
8.5 The biosynthesis of phosphoacylglycerols --
8.6 Lipid transport --
8.7 The biosynthesis of sphingolipids --
8.8 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
9 Polyisoprenoids and porphyrins --
9.1 Introduction --
9.2 Polyisoprenoid biosynthesis --
9.3 Importance of cholesterol --
9.4 Further variations on the polyisoprenoid theme --
9.5 Biosynthesis of porphyrins --
9.6 Biosynthesis of chlorophyll --
9.7 Porphyrin degradation: bile pigment formation --
9.8 Vitamin B12 and pernicious anaemia --
9.9 Overview --
Answers to exercises --
Questions --
Answers to questions.
Responsibility: by C.A. Smith, E.J. Wood.

Abstract:

This brief and accessible introduction to the biosynthesis of molecules of biological importance is geared towards helping non-specialist students understand and apply biochemical ideas through the liberal addition of examples, applications, exercises and questions throughout the text.

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