Table of contents for Biochemistry demystified / Sharon Walker, David McMahon.


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Chapter 1. Basic chemical concepts
• Concept of pH
• Forces that drive reactions

Chapter 2. Basic structure of a cell – eukaryotic, prokaryotic
• Storage of genetic information
• Metabolism
• Inport/export of biomolecules
• Protein production

Chapter 3. Metabolism – Energy Generation
• Glycolysis
• Citric Acid Cycle
• Electron transport

Chapter 4. Protein Structure
• Amino acids--building blocks of proteins
• Concept of aromatic hydrocarbons

Chapter 5. Protein synthesis & degradation
• Nitrogen fixation
• Assimilation of the ammonium ion Biosynthesis of the other amino acids
• Feedback inhibition in biosynthesis

Chapter 6. Proteomics
• Determining amino acid sequence
• Determining protein function
• Use of antibodies

Chapter 7. Carbohydrates
• Monosaccharides or ketones
• Complex carbohydrates
• Cellulose and glycogen

Chapter 8. Lipid Metabolism
• Fatty Acids – structure & metabolism
• Membranes
• Bioactive lipids - Cholesterol

Chapter 9. Nucleic Acids and nucleotides
• Construction of RNA and DNA
• Degradation of RNA and DNA

Chapter 10. Control of chemical processes – Enzymes
• Catalysts – what are they
• Substrate specificity
• Kinetics

Chapter 11. Control of chemical processes – signal biomolecules
• Epinephrine
• Insulin
• Epidermal Growth Factor

Chapter 12. Specialty functions
hotosynthesis as follows:
• Conversion of light energy into chemical energy
• Structure of chlorophyll
• Bacterial and plant photosynthesis

Chapter 13. Genetics
• The genetic code
• Transcription of the genes/translation into proteins
• Genetic engineering – the basics

Chapter 14. The secret of life
• Bioinformics
• Similarities and dissimilarities between life forms and people
• What's next?


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Biochemistry.