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Principles of Biochemistry provides a concise introduction to fundamental concepts of biochemistry, striking the right balance of rigor and detail between the encyclopedic volumes and the cursory overview texts available today. Widely praised for accuracy, currency, and clarity of exposition, the Fifth Edition offers a new student-friendly design, an enhanced visual program, new Application Boxes, contemporary research integrated throughout, and updated end-of-chapter problems.

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summary, Problems, and Selected Reading.)

Part One: Introduction
1 Introduction to Biochemistry
2 Water

Part Two: Structure and Function
3 Amino Acids and the Primary Structures of Proteins
4 Proteins: Three-Dimensional Structure and Function
5 Properties of Enzymes
6 Mechanisms of Enzymes
7 Coenzymes and Vitamins
8 Carbohydrates
9 Lipids and Membranes

Part Three: Metabolism and Bioenergetics 
10 Introduction to Metabolism
11 Glycolysis
12 Gluconeogenesis, The Pentose Phosphate Pathway, and Glycogen Metabolism
13 The Citric Acid Cycle
14 Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis
15 Photosynthesis
16 Lipid Metabolism
17 Amino Acid Metabolism
18 Nucleotide Metabolism

Part Four: Biological Information Flow
19 Nucleic Acids
20 DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
21 Transcription and RNA Processing
22 Protein Synthesis

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