Biochemistry, 4th edition

  • Christopher K. Mathews
  • Kensal E. van Holde
  • Dean R Appling
  • Spencer J. Anthony-Cahill

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The fourth edition of Biochemistry  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


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Published by Pearson (February 10th 2012) - Copyright © 2013