Biochemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Grasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace your exams

Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so here's the good news ? you don't have to stay that way! Biochemistry For Dummies shows you how to get a handle on biochemistry, apply the science, raise your grades, and prepare yourself to ace any standardized test.

This friendly, unintimidating guide presents an overview of the material covered in a typical -level biochemistry course and makes the subject easy to understand and accessible to everyone. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, you'll identify biochemical structures and reactions, and send your grades soaring.

  • Newest , biochemistry, chemistry, and discoveries
  • Updated examples and explanations
  • Incorporates the most current teaching techniques

From water biochemistry to protein synthesis, Biochemistry For Dummies gives you the vital information, clear explanations, and important insights you need to increase your understanding and improve your on any biochemistry test.

Table of Contents

Part I: Setting the Stage: Basic Biochemistry Concepts
Chapter 1: Biochemistry: What You Need to Know and Why
Chapter 2: Seems So Basic: Water Chemistry and pH
Chatper 3: Fun with Carbon: Organic Chemistry

Part II: The Meat of Biochemistry: Proteins
Chapter 4: Amino Acids: The Building Blocks of Protein
Chapter 5: Protein Structure and Function
Chapter 6: Enzyme Kinetics: Getting There Faster

Part III: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, and More
Chapter 7: What We Crave: Carbohydrates
Chapter 8: Lipids and Membranes
Chapter 9: Nucleic Acids and the Code of Life
Chapter 10: Vitamins: Both Simple and Complex
Chapter 11: Hormones: The Body’s Messengers

Part IV: Bioenergetics and Pathways
Chapter 12: Life and Energy
Chapter 13: ATP: The Body’s Monetary System
Chapter 14: Smelly Biochemistry: Nitrogen in Biological

Part V: Genetics: Why We Are What We Are
Chapter 15: Photocopying
Chapter 16: Transcribe This! RNA Transcription
Chapter 17: Translation: Protein Synthesis

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 18: Ten Great Applications of Biochemistry
Chapter 19: Ten Biochemistry Careers

Book Details

  • Title: Biochemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 360 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2011-08-09
  • ISBN-10: 1118021746
  • ISBN-13: 9781118021743
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