9780470378410

Biochemistry For Dummies?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470378410

  • ISBN10:

    0470378417

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2008-08-01
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

Are you baffled by biochemistry? You're not the first, and you won't be the last. Here's the good news - you don't have to stay baffled! Biochemistry For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way 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 college-level biochemistry course and makes biochemistry basics easy to understand. It explains all the topics and practical applications in plain English. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, you'll identify biochemical structures and reactions, send your grades soaring, and start looking forward to your next class, instead of dreading it. Discover how to: Master biochemistry basics Work through biochemistry problems Prepare for standardized tests Grasp amino acid and protein structures Nail down enzyme terminology Get a grip on the Michaelis-Menton equation Load up on carbo knowledge Crack the nucleic acid code Learn to love lipids - but not too much Master the ABCs of vitamins Apply biochem in everyday life Explore a career in the fieldFrom water chemistry 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 performance on any biochemistry test.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Setting the Stage: Basic Biochemistry Concepts.
Biochemistry: What You Need to Know and Why
Dive In: Water Chemistry
Fun with Carbon: Organic Chemistry
The Meat of Biochemistry: Proteins.
Amino Acids: The Building Blocks of Protein
Protein Structure and Function
Enzymes Kinetics: Getting There Faster
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, and More.
What We Crave: Carbohydrates
Lipids and Membranes
Nucleic Acids and the Code of Life
Vitamins and Nutrients
Be Quiet: Hormones
Bioenergetics and Pathways.
Life and Energy
ATP: The BodyƆs Monetary System
Smelly Biochemistry: Nitrogen in Biological Systems
Genetics: Why We Are What We Are.
Photocopying DNA
Transcribe This! RNA Transcription
Translation: Protein Synthesis
The Part of Tens.
Ten Great Applications of Biochemistry
Ten Biochemistry Careers
Index.
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