Biochemistry – J. Berg, J. Tymoczko, L. Stryer – 6th Edition


In the new edition of Biochemistry, instructors will see the all the hallmark features that made this a consistent bestseller for the undergraduate biochemistry course: exceptional clarity and concision, a more biological focus, cutting-edge content, and an elegant, uncluttered design. Accomplished in both the classroom and the laboratory, coauthors Jeremy Berg and John Tymoczko draw on the field’s dynamic research to illustrate its fundamental ideas.

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life processes. Since the discovery that biological molecules such as urea could be synthesized from nonliving components in 1828, scientists have explored the chemistry of life with great intensity. Through these investigations, many of the most fundamental mysteries of how living things function at a biochemical level have now been solved. However, much remains to be investigated. As is often the case, each discovery raises at least as many new questions as it answers. Furthermore, we are now in an age of unprecedented opportunity for the application of our tremendous knowledge of biochemistry to problems in medicine, dentistry, agriculture, forensics, anthropology, environmental sciences, and many other fields. We begin our journey into biochemistry with one of the most startling discoveries of the past century: namely, the great unity of all living things at the biochemical level.

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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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