The Bible of Biochemistry, chances are you won’t even be reading this description as you would have already heard enough praise about this book.
Key Features of Harper’s Biochemistry :
BOOK ORGANIZATION :
Book is divided into 11 sections in total that span 58 chapters.
Section I includes a brief history of biochemistry and explains the interrelationships between biochemistry and medicine.
Section II begins with a chapter on haemoglobin followed by a chapter each on kinetics, metabolic regulation of enzymes, mechanism of action and the very important role of metal ions in intermediary metabolism.
Section III deals with bioenergetics.
Section IV considers the metabolism of carbohydrates via glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, the pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen metabolism, gluconeogenesis, and the control of blood glucose.
Section V talks about the nature of simple and complex lipids.
Section VI discusses protein catabolism, urea biosynthesis etc
Section VII addresses about DNA, RNA, nucleotides and nucleic acid
Section VIII looks at extracellular and intracellular communication.
Sections IX, X, & XI address fourteen diverse topics of significant medical importance.
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