The fourth edition ofBiochemistry preserves the clear writing, strong physical chemistry background, and the use of the ''Tools of Biochemistry'' feature to underscore the experimental nature of biochemistry. This edition has been comprehensively and consistently updated to present the current developments in a rapidly evolving field.
Table of Contents Part I The Realm of Biochemistry Chapter 1 The Scope of Biochemistry Chapter 2 The Matrix of Life: Weak Interactions in an Aqueous Environment Chapter 3 The Energetics of Life Part II Molecular Architecture of Living Matter Chapter 4 Nucleic Acids Chapter 5 Introduction to Proteins: The Primary Level of Protein Structure Chapter 6 The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins Chapter 7 Protein Function and Evolution Chapter 8 Proteins in Motion: Contractile Systems and Molecular Motors Chapter 9 Carbohydrates: Sugars, Saccharides, Glycans Chapter 10 Lipids, Membranes, and Cellular Transportation Part III Dynamics of Life: Catalysis and Control of Biochemical Reactions Chapter 11 Enzymes: Biological Catalysts Chapter 12 Chemical Logic of Metabolism Part IV Dynamics of Life: Energy, Biosynthesis, and Utilization of Precursors Chapter 13 Carbohydrate Metabolism: Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis, Glycogen Metabolism, and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway Chapter 14 Citric Acid Cycle and Glyoxylate Cycle Chapter 15 Electron Transport, Oxidative Phosphorylation, and Oxygen Metabolism Chapter 16 Photosynthesis Chapter 17 Lipid Metabolism I: Fatty Acids, Triacylglycerols, and Lipoproteins Chapter 18 Interorgan and Intracellular Coordination of Energy Metabolism in Vertebrates Chapter 19 Lipid Metabolism II: Membrane Lipids, Steroids, Isoprenoids, and Eicosanoids Chapter 20 Metabolism of Nitrogenous Compounds: Principles of Biosynthesis, Utilization, and Turnover Chapter 21 Metabolism of Nitrogenous Compounds: Amino Acids, Porphyrins, and Neurotransmitters Chapter 22 Nucleotide Metabolism Chapter 23 Mechanisms of Signal Transduction Part V Information Chapter 24 Genes, Genomes, and Chromosome Chapter 25 DNA Replication Chapter 26 DNA Restructuring: Repair, Recombination, Rearrangement, Amplification Chapter 27 Information Readout: Transcription and Post-transcriptional Processing Chapter 28 Information Decoding: Translation and Post-translational Protein Processing Chapter 29 Regulation of Gene Expression Answers to Problems Glossary Index
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