Learn BIOCHEMISTRY without stressing out your brain CELLS Trying to understand the chemical processes of living organisms but having trouble metabolizing the complex concepts? Here's your lifeline! Biochemistry Demystified helps synthesize your understanding of this important topic. You'll start with a review of basic chemical concepts and a look at cell structures and cell division. Next, you'll study carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, and enzymes. Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, and the control of chemical processes round out the coverage. Hundreds of examples and illustrations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter questions and a final exam help reinforce learning. This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts Details on DNA and RNA Coverage of hormones and neurotransmitters A chapter on analytical techniques and bioinformatics A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Biochemistry Demystified is your key to mastering this vital life sciences subject.
Preface Chapter 1. The Chemistry of Biomolecules Chapter 2. Cell Structures and Cell Division Chapter 3. Carbohydrates Chapter 4. Lipids Chapter 5. Lipid Metabolism Chapter 6. Protein Structure Chapter 7. Protein Assembly and Disassembly Chapter 8. Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides Chapter 9. Enzymes Chapter 10. Glycolysis Chapter 11. The Citric Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation Chapter 12. Control of Chemical Processes--Signal Biomolecules Chapter 13. Specialty Functions Chapter 14. Bioinformation, Analytical Technical, and Bioinformatics Final Exam Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions Appendix: Common Structures Index