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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-30
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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(Benjamin Cummings) Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Introductory textbook for students taking a one-year biochemistry course. Includes new chapters. Previous edition: c1996. The CD-ROM contains an outline, concepts, terminology, and quizzing sections. System requirements: Windows 95/98/NT or MacOS 7.6.1+.

Author Biography

Christopher K. Mathews is Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University. Dr. Mathews was an Eleanor Roosevelt International Cancer Fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm in 1984-85 and Tage Erlander Guest Professor at Stockholm University in 1994-95. He has published several books and more than 125 scientific papers dealing with molecular virology, metabolic regulation, nucleotide enzymology, and biochemical genetics.

K.E. van Holde is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biophysics and Biochemistry at Oregon State University. Dr. van Holde's major research interest is the structure of chromatin; his work resulted in theaward of an American Cancer Society Research Professorship in 1977 and hiselection to the National Academy of Sciences in 1989. He has received Guggenheim, NSF, and EMBO Fellowships and is the author of two books and more than 175 scientific papers.

Kevin Ahern is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University, where he pioneered the development of Web-based courses for teaching biochemistry. He is a contributing editor to Science magazine and a columnist for Genetic Engineering News. He has edited two books, Biotechnology Software Reports - Computer Applications for Molecular Biologists and The Biotechnology Software Directory, A Buyer's Guide, and is the founder of DaVinci Press Ink, a scientific software consulting firm. Dr. Ahern's teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate biochemistry courses.

Table of Contents

Part I The Realm of Biochemistry 1(82)
The Scope of Biochemistry
The Matrix of Life: Weak Interactions in an Aqueous Environment
The Energetics of Life
Part II Molecular Architecture of Living Matter 83(276)
Nucleic Acids
Introduction to Proteins: The Primary Level of Protein Structure
The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins
Protein Function and Evolution
Proteins in Motion: Contractile Systems and Molecular Motors
Lipids, Membranes, and Cellular Transport
Part III Dynamics of Life: Catalysis and Control of Biochemical Reactions 359(55)
Enzymes: Biological Catalysts
Introduction to Metabolism

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