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Biochemistry | U Satyanarayan & U Chakrapani - Elsevier

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ISBN : 9788131248850
Pages : 788
Binding : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Elsevier India
Size : 6.75 X 9.5
Year : 2017


About the Book-

This book is renowned and recommended textbook in the subject that explains the basic concepts in concise manner.

Salient Features-

  • Is an amalgamation of medical and basic sciences, and is comprehensively written, revised and updated to meet the curriculum requirements of Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Veterinary, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences students and others studying Biochemistry as one of the subjects.
  • Is the first textbook on Biochemistry in English with multi-color illustrations by an author from Asia. The use of multicolor format is for a clear understanding of the complicated structures and biochemical reactions.
  • Is written in a lucid style with the subject being presented as an engaging story growing from elementary information to the most recent advances, and with theoretical discussions being supplemented with illustrations, tables, biomedical concepts, clinical correlates and case studies for easy understanding of the subject.
  • Has each chapter beginning with a four-line verse followed by the text with clinical correlates, a summary, and self-assessment exercises. The lively illustrations and text with appropriate headings and sub-headings in bold typeface facilitate reading path clarity and quick recall. All this will the students to master the subject and face the examination with confidence.
  • Provides the most recent and essential information on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and current topics such as Diabetes, Cancer, Free Radicals and Antioxidants, Prostaglandins, etc.
  • Describes a wide variety of case studies (77) with biomedical correlations. The case studies are listed at the end of relevant chapters for immediate reference, quick review and better understanding of Biochemistry.
  • Contains the basics (Bioorganic and Biophysical Chemistry, Tools of Biochemistry, Immunology, and Genetics) for beginners to learn easily Biochemistry, origins of biochemical words, confusables in Biochemistry, principles of Practical Biochemistry, and Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory.
  • Complimentary access to full e-book and chapter-wise self-assessment exercises.

Table of Content-

Section I - Chemical Constituents of Life

  1. Biomolecules and the cell
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Lipids
  4. Proteins and amino acids
  5. Nucleic acids and nucleotides
  6. Enzymes
  7. Vitamins

Section II - Physiological Biochemistry

  1. Digestion and absorption
  2. Plasma proteins
  3. Hemoglobin and porphyrins
  4. Biological oxidation

Section III - Metabolisms

  1. Introduction to metabolism
  2. Metabolism of carbohydrates
  3. Metabolism of lipids
  4. Metabolism of amino acids
  5. Integration of metabolism
  6. Metabolism of nucleotides
  7. Mineral metabolism

Section IV - Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

  1. Hormones
  2. Organ function tests
  3. Water, electrolyte and acid-base balance
  4. Tissue proteins and body fluids
  5. Nutrition

Section V - Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  1. DNA-replication, recombination and repair
  2. Transcription and translation
  3. Regulation of gene expression
  4. Recombinant DNA and biotechnology

Section VI - Current Topics

  1. Human genome project
  2. Gene therapy
  3. Bioinformatics
  4. Metabolism of xenobiotics (detoxification)
  5. Prostaglandins and related compounds
  6. Biological membranes and transport
  7. Free radicals and antioxidants
  8. Environmental biochemistry
  9. Insulin, glucose homeostasis, and diabetes mellitus
  10. Cancer
  11. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Section VII - Basics to Learn Biochemistry

  1. Introduction to bioorganic chemistry
  2. Overview of biophysical chemistry
  3. Tools of biochemistry
  4. Immunology
  5. Genetics


  1. Answers to self-assessment exercises
  2. Abbreviations used in this book
  3. Origins of important biochemical words
  4. Common confusables in biochemistry
  5. Practical biochemistry—principles
  6. Clinical biochemistry laboratory
  7. Case studies with biochemical correlations

About the Author-

U Satyanarayana

Over 40 years (30 years as Professor) of teaching experience; authored four other popular books; published about 60 research papers in national and international journals; Gold medallist of Nagpur University; recipient of the Dr Krishnaswamy Best Teacher Award (of Siddhartha medical college); Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, USA, and the Institute of Chemists, India; Member of Research Board of Advisors for the American Biographical Institute; honoured as an Outstanding Scientist Worldwide-2007, by the International Biographical Centre, England.

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