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Medical biochemistry : human metabolism in health and disease

Author: Miriam D Rosenthal; Robert H Glew
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
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Metabolism includes various pathways of chemical reactions; understanding these pathways leads to an improved knowledge of the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases. This book provides a concise yet thorough explanation of human metabolism and its role in health and diseases. Focusing on the physiological context of human metabolism without extensive consideration of the mechanistic principles of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam D Rosenthal; Robert H Glew
ISBN: 9780470122372 0470122374
OCLC Number: 233261246
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 426 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to metabolism --
Enzymes --
Digestion and absorption --
Glycolysis --
Pyruvate dehydrogenase and the tricarboxylic acid cycle --
Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation --
The pentose phosphate pathway --
Glycogen --
Gluconeogenesis --
Fatty acid oxidation and ketones --
Fatty acid synthesis --
Triacylglycerol transport and metabolism --
Ethanol --
Phospholipids and sphingolipids --
Eicosanoids --
Glycolipids and glycoproteins --
Cholesterol synthesis and transport --
Steroids and bile acids --
Nitrogen homeostasis --
Amino acids --
Sulfur amino acid metabolism --
Folate and vitamin B12 in one-carbon metabolism --
Purines and pyrimidines --
Heme and iron --
Integration of metabolism.
Responsibility: Miriam D. Rosenthal, Robert H. Glew.
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Metabolism includes various pathways of chemical reactions; understanding these pathways leads to an improved knowledge of the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases. Medical Biochemistry:  Read more...

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"All the necessary topics are accurately covered, with ample formulae and metabolic pathways, and reasonable clinical references." ( ACP News , June 2009)

 
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