Biochemistry – J. Berg, J. Tymoczko, L. Stryer – 5th Edition


Since its first edition in 1975, this extraordinary textbook has helped shape the way that biochemistry is taught, and has become one of the most trusted books in the field. It offers exceptionally clear writing, innovative graphics, coverage of the latest research techniques and advances, and a signature emphasis on physiological and medical relevance.

The seventh edition has been updated throughout, including many new advances on genetic regulation, and revamped coverage of the integration of metabolism in the context of diet and obesity. Numerous new medical examples have been added throughout to make biochemistry real and relevant to students. The addition of new contributing author Gregory Gatto, an active pharmaceutical researcher at GlaxoSmithKline, ensures that the seventh edition presents the latest techniques that students need to understand in biochemistry research today. The end-of-chapter problems have also been revised and updated, providing students with great new exercises to test their understanding.

The book is supported by a companion which provides a variety of tools to aid understanding and learning including concept-based tutorials, animated techniques, self-assessment tools, and living figures that allow protein structures to be explored in 3-D.

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  • Part I. The Molecular Design of Life
    Chapter 1. Prelude: Biochemistry and the Genomic Revolution
    Chapter 2. Biochemical Evolution
    Chapter 3. Protein Structure and Function
    Chapter 4. Exploring Proteins
    Chapter 5. DNA, RNA, and the Flow of Genetic Information
    Chapter 6. Exploring Genes
    Chapter 7. Exploring Evolution
    Chapter 8. Enzymes: Basic Concepts and Kinetics
    Chapter 9. Catalytic Strategies
    Chapter 10. Regulatory Strategies: Enzymes and Hemoglobin
    Chapter 11. Carbohydrates
    Chapter 12. Lipids and Cell Membranes
    Chapter 13. Membrane Channels and Pumps

    Part II. Transducing and Storing Energy
    Chapter 14. Metabolism: Basic Concepts and Design
    Chapter 15. Signal-Transduction Pathways: An Introduction to Information Metabolism
    Chapter 16. Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis
    Chapter 17. The Citric Acid Cycle
    Chapter 18. Oxidative Phosphorylation
    Chapter 19. The Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
    Chapter 20. The Calvin Cycle and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway
    Chapter 21. Glycogen Metabolism
    Chapter 22. Fatty Acid Metabolism
    Chapter 23. Protein Turnover and Amino Acid Catabolism

    Part III. Synthesizing the Molecules of Life
    Chapter 24. The Biosynthesis of Amino Acids
    Chapter 25. Nucleotide Biosynthesis
    Chapter 26. The Biosynthesis of Membrane Lipids and Steroids
    Chapter 27. DNA Replication, Recombination, and Repair
    Chapter 28. RNA Synthesis and Splicing
    Chapter 29. Protein Synthesis
    Chapter 30. The Integration of Metabolism
    Chapter 31. The Control of Gene Expression

    Part IV. Responding to Environmental Changes
    Chapter 32. Sensory Systems
    Chapter 33. The Immune System
    Chapter 34. Molecular Motors
    Appendix A: Physical Constants and Conversion of Units
    Appendix B: Acidity Constants
    Appendix C: Standard Bond Lengths
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