Table of contents for The big picture : medical biochemistry / Lee Janson, Marc Tischler.


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Section I: The Basic Molecules of Life
Section I Introduction

Chapter 1: Biochemical Elements
Overview
The Six Organic Elements (C, H, N, O, P, S)
Biochemical Functional Groups (H, OH, COOH, NH3, PO3, S-S)
Essential Vitamins, Minerals, and Co-Factors
Summary

Chapter 2: Nucleotides, DNA and RNA
Overview
Nucleotides and Nucleosides
DNA and RNA – Basic Structure and Function
Summary

Chapter 3: Amino Acids and Proteins
Overview
Amino Acids – Structure, Functional Groups, and Metabolism
Basic Protein Structure (1°->2°->3°->4°)
Globular and Fibrous Proteins
Amino Acid and Peptide-derived Hormones
Summary

Chapter 4: Carbohydrates
Overview
Basic Carbohydrate Structure and Function
Metabolism of Monosaccharides and Disaccharides
Glycogen and Starches
Summary

Chapter 5: Lipids
Overview
Basic Lipid Structure
Complex Lipids
Lipid Metabolism and Regulation
Lipid-derived Hormones
Summary

Section II: Functional Biochemistry
Section II Introduction

Chapter 6: Protein Functions
Overview
Structural Proteins in the Nucleus and Cytoplasm
Motility Proteins
Transport Proteins
Enzymes
Medical Topics: Protein Functions
Summary

Chapter 7: Carbohydrate Metabolism
Overview
Glycolysis
TCA (Kreb's) Cycle
Oxidative Phosphorylation
Gluconeogenesis
The Pentose Phosphate Shunt
Glycogen and Starch Metabolism
Modified Carbohydrates (Glycoproteins, Glycosaminoglycans)
Medical Topics: Carbohydrate Metabolism

Chapter 8: Lipids, Membranes and Channels
Overview
Membrane Structure
Membrane Function
Membrane Channels
Medical Topics: Lipids, Membranes and Channels
Summary

Chapter 9: The Nucleus
Overview
DNA and RNA components
Structure of the Nucleus
Signal Transduction and Control of Gene Expression
Regulation of Cell Growth and Differentiation
Medical Topics: Nucleotide-focused Pathology and Treatment
Summary

Section III: Applied Biochemistry
Section III Introduction

Chapter 10: Muscles and Cell Motility
Overview
Skeletal Muscle Function and Regulation
Cardiac Muscle Function and Regulation
Smooth Muscle Function and Regulation
Non-muscle Cell Function and Regulation
Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
Diseases of Muscles and Motility
Summary

Chapter 11: The Nervous System
Overview
Types of Nerves
Neurotransmitters
Nerve Function and Regulation
The Brain
Diseases of the Nervous System
Summary

Chapter 12: The Digestive System
Overview
Components of the Digestive System
Metabolism of the Liver, Pancreas and Intestines
Glucose Homeostasis and Energy Use
Diseases of the Digestive System
Summary

Chapter 13: Bone and Cartilage
Overview
Calcium, Bone Structure and Function
Cartilage Structure and Function
Regulation of Bone and Cartilage
Diseases of Bone and Cartilage
Summary

Chapter 14: The Genitourinary System
Overview
Components of the Genitourinary System
Biochemistry of the Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder
Diseases of the Genitourinary Systems
Summary

Chapter 15: Blood, Immune System and Lymphatics
Overview
Components of Blood
Oxygen Transport
Hemostasis, Clot Formation, and Thromboembolism
The Lymphatic System
The Immune System Diseases of Blood, Immune System and Lymphatics
Summary

Chapter 16: The Reproductive System
Overview
The Female Reproductive System
The Male Reproductive System
Diseases of the Reproductive System
Summary

Chapter 17: Skin and Hair
Overview
Structure and Function of Skin and Hair
Structure and Function of Hair
Diseases of Skin and Hair
Summary

Section IV: Atom to Human Being
Overview
Fundamental Biochemical Processes
Biochemical Processes Involved in Disease States
Biochemistry and Patient Diagnosis
Biochemistry and Patient Treatment
Summary

Appendix I: Biochemical Techniques and Clinical Tests
Appendix II: Diseases and their Biochemical Basis
Index


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Biochemical Phenomena.