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Biochemistry : the chemical reactions of living cells

Author: David E Metzler; Carol M Metzler
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt/Academic Press, ©2001-2003.
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Biochemistry: The Chemical Reactions of Living Cells is a well-integrated, up-to-date reference for basic biochemistry, associated chemistry, and underlying biological phenomena. Biochemistry is a comprehensive account of the chemical basis of life, describing the amazingly complex structures of the compounds that make up cells, the forces that hold them together, and the chemical reactions that allow for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Metzler, David E.
Biochemistry.
San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt/Academic Press, ©2001-2003
(DLC) 00106082
(OCoLC)44852069
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Metzler; Carol M Metzler
ISBN: 9780080924731 0080924735
OCLC Number: 635293778
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Volume 1. The scene of action --
Amino acids, peptides, and proteins --
Determining structures abd analyzing cells --
Sugars, polysaccharides, and glycoproteins --
The nucleic acids --
Thermodynamics and biochemical equilibria --
How macromolecules associate --
Lipids, membranes, and cell coats --
Enzymes: the catalysts of cells --
An introduction to metabolism --
The regulation of enzymatic activity and metabolism --
Transferring groups by displacement reactions --
Enzymatic addition, elimination, condensation, and isomerization: roles for enolate and carbocation intermediates --
Coenzymes: nature's special reagents --
Coenzymes of oxidation-reduction reactions --
Transition metals in catalysis and electron transport --
Volume 2. --
The organization of metabolism --
Electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation, and hydroxylation --
The chemistry of movement --
Some pathways of carbohydrate metabolism --
Specific aspects of lipid metabolism --
Polyprenyl (isoprenoid) compounds --
Light and life --
The metabolism of nitrogen and amino acids --
Metabolism of aromatic compounds and nucleic acid bases --
Biochemical genetics --
Organization, replication, transposition, and repair of DNA --
The transcription of genes --
Ribosomes and the synthesis of proteins --
Chemical communication between cells --
Biochemical defense mechanisms --
Growth and development.
Responsibility: David E. Metzler ; in association with Carol M. Metzler ; designed and illustrated by David J. Sauke.

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Biochemistry: The Chemical Reactions of Living Cells is a well-integrated, up-to-date reference for basic biochemistry, associated chemistry, and underlying biological phenomena. Biochemistry is a comprehensive account of the chemical basis of life, describing the amazingly complex structures of the compounds that make up cells, the forces that hold them together, and the chemical reactions that allow for recognition, signaling, and movement. This book contains information on the human body, its genome, and the action of muscles, eyes, and the brain. It also features: thousands of literature references that provide introduction to current research as well as historical background; twice the number of chapters of the first edition; and each chapter contains boxes of information on topics of general interest. -- Publisher description.

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