Reflections on Biochemistry

Author: A. Kornberg

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483136028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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Reflections on Biochemistry: In Honour of Severo Ochoa offers reflections on a wide range of topics relating to biochemistry, including energy metabolism, lipids and saccharides, regulation, nucleic acids and the genetic code, protein biosynthesis, and cell biology. The essays celebrate Severo Ochoa's outstanding contributions to biochemistry spanning nearly half a century. This book is comprised of 47 chapters and begins with a biography of Ochoa and his scientific work in the field of biochemistry, particularly his research on intermediary metabolism, RNA synthesis, and the genetic code. The discussion then turns to energy metabolism, photosynthesis, and fermentation, touching on topics such as the role of lactic acid in the development of biochemistry and the biosynthesis of cell components from acetate. The next section is devoted to lipids, saccharides, and cell walls and includes chapters that deal with biotin, sulfur biochemistry, and dipicolinic acid. Subsequent chapters explore hormonal regulation of adipose tissue lipolysis; the structural relationship between genes and enzymes; bacteriophages, colicins, and ribosomes; and cell biology and neurobiology. This monograph will be of interest to biochemists and students of biochemistry.
Reflections on a Century of Malaria Biochemistry

Author: Irwin Sherman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080921833

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 682

Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem. Each year it causes disease in approximately 650 million people and kills between 1 and 3 million, most of them young children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This book provides an overview of the research that has been done in malaria biochemistry in the quest to find a cure. It discusses how our understanding has helped us to develop better diagnostics and novel chemotherapies. Researchers will find having all of this information in one volume, annotated with personal reflections from a leader in the field, invaluable given the big push being made on various fronts to use the latest drug discovery tools to attack malaria and other developing country diseases. * Reviews the past 100 years of malaria biochemistry research providing researchers with an overview of the investigations that have been undertaken in this field Benefit: Allows researchers to see what progress has been made so that they can use this knowledge when trying to develop the latest drug discovery tools to attack malaria * Chronicles both biochemical successes and failures Benefit: Allows researchers to see what has and hasn't work which they can then apply in their own research
The Roots of Modern Biochemistry

Author: Horst Kleinkauf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110852455

Category: Science

Page: 1006

View: 539

„The Roots of Modern Biochemistry ist eine gute Einführung in die moderne Biochemie, und als Einstieg sehr zu empfehlen.” Prof. Dr. Hans Fritz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Biochemistry of Taste and Olfaction

Author: Robert Cagan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323145916

Category: Science

Page: 564

View: 599

Biochemistry of Taste and Olfaction examines the biochemical aspects of taste and olfaction and their relevance to nutrition, medicine, and food science. More specifically, it considers the biological processes that influence dietary habits, nutritional status, and enjoyment of food, as well as other important social and biological phenomena. It also describes biochemical mechanisms at the peripheral receptor level in taste and olfaction, with emphasis on the role of the cell surface, along with neurotransmitters and other neurochemical aspects of the olfactory system. Organized into five sections comprised of 24 chapters, this book begins with an overview of biochemical approaches used in studying the phenomena of taste and olfaction. It then proceeds with a discussion of olfactory receptor mechanisms, the accessibility of odorant molecules to the receptors, the role of cilia in olfactory recognition, and the involvement of receptor proteins in vertebrate olfaction. Middle chapters focus on the chemosensation, major histocompatibility complex and olfactory receptors, taste receptor mechanisms, biochemistry of sugar reception in insects, intensity/time phenomena in sugar sweetness, and recognition of taste stimuli at the initial binding interaction. The reader is also introduced to the physicochemical principles of taste and olfaction, molecular mechanisms of transduction in chemoreception, biochemical mechanisms in vertebrate primary olfactory neurons, neurotransmitter biochemistry of the mammalian olfactory bulb, and chemical sensing by bacteria. Examples of chemical sensory systems are included. This book will be of interest to biochemists, physiologists, neurobiologists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, food scientists, students, and specialists in psychology, neurophysiology, organic chemistry, and nutrition.

Author: Keshav Trehan

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122402488

Category: Biochemistry

Page: 580

View: 835

The Present Volume Provides An Excellent Up-To-Date Account Of The Course And Development Of Biochemistry. The Text Revolves Around The Basic Principles Of Biochemistry As Well As Molecular And Biochemical Control Mechanisms Responsible For Structural, Informational And Behavioural Properties Of Cells Resulting In A Composite Picture Of Modern Biochemistry. The Book Is Organized Into Five Sections That Follows An Introductory Chapter Dealing With Biochemical Basis Of Life. Part I Treats The Foundations And Fundamentals Which Includes Four Chapters To Help Prepare A Student Finally To Enter The Realm Of Biochemistry. This Part Is Especially Designed To Clarify The Basic Concepts And Introducing Quantitation In Biochemical Sciences And Represents A Distinctive And Crucial Feature Above All The Existing Texts. Part Ii Deals With Molecular Structure And Organization Of Biomolecules. This Part Is Composed Of Five Chapters Describing In Detail, The Biochemical Organization Of Information Molecules In Living Cells. Part Iii Represents Biosynthesis Of Biomolecules Covering Five Chapters Describing In Detail The Biochemical Control Of Traffic Of Information Molecules In The Living Cells. Part Iv Describes The Dynamics Of Energy Transformation And Represents Six Chapters Dealing With The Maintenance And Expenditure Of Energy In Biochemical Processes. Part V Deals With Enzymology And Special Aspects Of Metabolism And Includes Eleven Chapters Especially Devoted To Cover Recent Developments And Topics Of Current Importance. This Volume Concludes With A Chapter Dealing With The Place And Relevance Of Biochemistry On An Interdisciplinary Platform. Every Chapter Is Followed By A Short List Of Selected General References Pertaining To That Particular Subject. There Are Seven Indices Following The Complete Write Up And Is Primarily Directed Towards Providing Additional And Extra Information Useful To Establish A Link Between All The Sections And Chapters.In View Of Academic Curriculum Existing In Various Universities And Institutions (Including Agricultural Universities), The Present Book Should Conform To The Requirements And Interests Of Honours And Postgraduate Students In Life Sciences In General Including Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, Genetics And Microbiology.
Biochemistry Collections

Author: Bernard S. Schlessinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000755121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 877

This book, first published in 1982, offers an examination of the special nature of biochemistry collections. It focuses on the production, control, and use of the literature – diverse in nature, and analysed here by specialist contributors.
Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Author: JL Jain et al.

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 9788121924535

Category: Science

Page: 1230

View: 474

In this latest Seventh Edition , five New Chapters (No. 28, 29, 33, 36 and 37) have been added to enhance the scope and utility of the book: three chapters pertain to Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Biosynthesis of Nucleotides, Degradation of Nucleotides, Mineral Metabolism) and two to Nutrition Biochemistry (Principles of Nutrition, Elements of Nutrition). In fact, all the previously-existing 35 chapters have been thoroughly revised, enlarged and updated in the light of recent advancements and the ongoing researches being conducted the world over.
Selected Topics in the History of Biochemistry. Personal Recollections

Author: G. Semenza

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444598127

Category: Science

Page: 415

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As in Volumes 35 and 36, the chapters in this new volume complement, with personal recollections, the History of Biochemistry that was covered in the Comprehensive Biochemistry Series, Volumes 30-33 by M. Florkin and Volume 34A by P. Laszlo. The biographical and autobiographical chapters will convey to the reader a lively, albeit at times subjective, view of the scientific and social environment in which the authors have worked, resulting in new concepts and theories on the biological sciences.
Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes

Author: J.E. Vance

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008086080X

Category: Science

Page: 595

View: 360

The second edition of this book on lipids, lipoprotein and membrane biochemistry has two major objectives - to provide an advanced textbook for students in these areas of biochemistry, and to summarise the field for scientists pursuing research in these and related fields. Since the first edition of this book was published in 1985 the emphasis on research in the area of lipid and membrane biochemistry has evolved in new directions. Consequently, the second edition has been modified to include four chapters on lipoproteins. Moreover, the other chapters have been extensively updated and revised so that additional material covering the areas of cell signalling by lipids, the assembly of lipids and proteins into membranes, and the increasing use of molecular biological techniques for research in the areas of lipid, lipoprotein and membrane biochemistry have been included. Each chapter of the textbook is written by an expert in the field, but the chapters are not simply reviews of current literature. Rather, they are written as current, readable summaries of these areas of research which should be readily understandable to students and researchers who have a basic knowledge of general biochemistry. The authors were selected for their abilities both as researchers and as communicators. In addition, the editors have carefully coordinated the chapters so that there is little overlap, yet extensive cross-referencing among chapters.