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Biochemistry For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-37841-0
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342 pages
August 2008
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Introduction.

Part I: Setting the Stage: Basic Biochemistry Concepts.

Chapter 1: Biochemistry: What You Need to Know and Why.

Chapter 2: Dive In: Water Chemistry.

Chapter 3: Fun with Carbon: Organic Chemistry.

Part II: The Meat of Biochemistry: Proteins.

Chapter 4: Amino Acids: The Building Blocks of Protein.

Chapter 5: Protein Structure and Function.

Chapter 6: Enzymes Kinetics: Getting There Faster.

Part III: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, and More.

Chapter 7: What We Crave: Carbohydrates.

Chapter 8: Lipids and Membranes.

Chapter 9: Nucleic Acids and the Code of Life.

Chapter 10: Vitamins and Nutrients.

Chapter 11: Be Quiet: Hormones.

Part IV: Bioenergetics and Pathways.

Chapter 12: Life and Energy.

Chapter 13: ATP: The Body’s Monetary System.

Chapter 14: Smelly Biochemistry: Nitrogen in Biological Systems.

Part V: Genetics: Why We Are What We Are.

Chapter 15: Photocopying DNA.

Chapter 16: Transcribe This! RNA Transcription.

Chapter 17: Translation: Protein Synthesis.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Great Applications of Biochemistry.

Chapter 19: Ten Biochemistry Careers.

Index.

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