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Gain a radical figuring out of the rules of biochemistry and molecular biology as they relate to fashionable medicine

Includes sixteen case histories

Clear, concise, and in complete colour, Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry is unequalled in its skill to elucidate the hyperlink among biochemistry and the molecular foundation of affliction. Combining awesome full-color illustrations with built-in insurance of biochemical ailments and medical details, Harper’s bargains a company and cautious stability of aspect and brevity no longer present in the other textual content at the subject.

Following introductory chapters, the textual content is split into six major sections:
Section I addresses the constructions and services of proteins and enzymes.
Section II explains how quite a few mobile reactions make the most of or unencumber power and lines the pathways wherein carbohydrates and lipids are synthesized and degraded.
Section III covers the amino acids, their metabolic fates, yes beneficial properties of protein catabolism, and the biochemistry of the porphyrins and bile pigments.
Section IV describes the constitution and serve as of nucleotides and nucleic acids, DNA replication and service, RNA synthesis and amendment, protein synthesis, the foundations of recombinant DNA know-how, and new figuring out of the way gene expression is regulated. Section V bargains with facets of extracellular and intracellular communique.
Section VI comprises fifteen unique issues, starting from food, digestion and absorption to the biochemistry of aging

New to this edition:

  • New chapters on getting older, melanoma, and medical Chemistry
  • each bankruptcy has been up to date to mirror the most recent advances in wisdom and know-how
  • each one bankruptcy now starts with an announcement of targets, through a quick dialogue of the biomedical significance of issues mentioned in the bankruptcy
  • 250 multiple-choice inquiries to try out your wisdom and comprehension
  • elevated variety of tables that encapsulate vital info, akin to nutrition and mineral requirements

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