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|Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life is an intermediate, one-semester text written for students on degree pathways in Chemistry, Biology and other Health and Life Sciences. Aimed at students who have a previous knowledge of organic chemistry, the text focuses on essential biochemicalprinciples that underpin the modern life sciences, and offers the most balanced coverage of chemistry and biology of any text on the market. Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life provides a complete view of the living state by explaining the functional and structural properties of biomoleculesin the context of their biochemical reactions and impact on living organisms. It also places strong emphasis on critical thinking to help students diagnose real biochemical problems, and integrates fascinating applications of Biochemistry to the fields of Health, Agriculture, Engineering andForensics in order to relate concept to experience and show students the relevance of their learning.|
Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life, Fourth Edition, is the ideal text for students who do not specialize in biochemistry but require a strong grasp of essential biochemical principles for their future careers. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: * Increased relevance: Features brand-new "Biochemistry in Perspective" essays that show students how biochemical principles will be applied in their future scientific careers * Enhanced problem-solving: Includes twice as many problems as the previous edition, spanning a wider range of difficulty and equipping students with stronger skills in critical thinking * Greater currency: Covers the latest scholarship on such topics as macromolecular crowding, systems biology, and protein-folding diseases, to keep students up to date and poised for further study * Improved illustrations: Includes more than sixty new figures to better help students visualize complex biochemical processes and understand the impact of these processes on the living state ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO AID YOU IN YOUR COURSE: COMPANION WEBSITE www.oup.com/us/mckee Contains a wide range of interactive study aids for students and password-protected assessment resources for instructors Student Resources * Multiple-choice quizzes that comprise over 600 questions to help students ace their exams * Over 300 interactive 3-D models of molecules in tutorial and quiz format, to help students identify important biomolecules and grasp their basic structural principles Instructor Resources (available to adopters of the text and password-protected) * All illustrations from the text available in electronic format for download into lecture presentations * Comprehensive Test Bank that includes over 700 questions in editable Word files for easy customization (available only on the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM: contact your Oxford University Press sales representative for details) * All "Biochemistry in Perspective" essays from the text, including favorites from past editions Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual (ISBN 9780195342925) Provides solutions to all of the exercises not included in the back of the book, as well as helpful study tips and further explanations of key concepts
|Author||James R. McKee, Trudy McKee|
|Number Of Pages||864 pages|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press, Incorporated|
|Group||Scholarly & Professional|
|LC Classification Number||QD415|
|Table Of Content|
|Table Of Content||* New to this edition Preface 1. WHAT IS LIFE? 1.1 The Living World Bacteria Archaea Eukarya 1.3 Biomolecules Functional Groups of Organic Biomolecules Major Classes of Small Biomolecules 1.4 Is the Living Cell a Chemical Factory? Biochemical Reactions Energy Overview of Metabolism Biological Order * 1.5 Systems Biology Emergence Robustness Modularity Biochemistry in the Lab: An Introduction Summary Suggested Readings Key Words Review Questions Thought Questions 2. LIVING CELLS 2.1 Basic Themes Water Biological Membranes Self-Assembly Molecular Machines * Macromolecular Crowding Signal Transduction 2.2 Structure of Prokaryotic Cells Cell Wall Plasma Membrane Cytoplasm Pili and Flagella 2.3 Structure of Eukaryotic Cells Plasma Membrane * Endoplasmic Reticulum Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Vesicular Organelles Mitochondria Peroxisomes Biochemistry in Perspective: Organelles in Human Disease Plastids Cytoskeleton Ribosomes Biochemistry in the Lab: Cell Technology Summary Suggested Readings Key Words Review Questions Thought Questions 3. WATER: THE MATRIX OF LIFE 3.1 Molecular Structure of Water 3.2 Noncovalent Bonding Ionic Interactions Hydrogen Bonds Van der Waals Forces 3.3 Thermal Properties of Water 3.4 Solvent Properties of Water * Hydrophilic Molecules Hydrophobic Molecules and the Hydrophobic Effect Amphipathic Molecules Osmotic Pressure 3.5 Ionization of Water Acids, Bases, and pH Buffers Physiological Buffers * Biochemistry in Perspective: Water, Abiotic Stress, and Compatible Solutes Biochemistry in the Lab: Dialysis Available online: Biochemistry in Perspective: Cell Volume Regulation and Metabolism Summary Suggested Readings Key Words Review Questions Thought Questions 4. ENERGY 4.1 Thermodynamics The First Law of Thermodynamics Second Law of Thermodynamics 4.2 Free Energy Standard Free Energy Changes Coupled Reactions The Hydrophobic Effect Revisited * Biochemistry in Perspective: Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics 4.4 The Role of ATP * Biochemistry in Perspective: The Extremophiles: Organisms that Make a Living in Hostile Environments Summary Suggested Readings Key Words Review Questions Thought Questions 5. AMINO ACIDS, PEPTIDES, AND PROTEINS 5.1 Amino Acids Amino Acid Classes Biologically Active Amino Acids Modified Amino Acids in Proteins Amino Acid Stereoisomers Titration of Amino Acids Amino Acid Reactions 5.2 Peptides * 5.3 Proteins Protein Structure * Biochemistry in Perspective: Molecular Machines The Folding Problem Biochemistry in Perspective: Protein Folding and Human Disease Fibrous Proteins Globular Proteins Biochemistry in the Lab: Protein Technology Summary|
|"The language and writing style are excellent and exceed those of other survey texts. The end-of-chapter exercises are also nicely orchestrated, beginning with relatively simple problems, gradually escalating to more challenging exercises. The authors offer an excellent balance between Chemistry and Biology. In this respect, it is superior to other survey texts. It is not simply a text on molecular biology, but is also one that offers a chemical basis."--Anthony Toste, Missouri State University|
"The writing in McKee is clear, concise and easy to follow for the non-expert. The text does an excellent job in offering an up-to-date view of biochemistry, and the balance between chemistry and biology is especially good." --Andrew Shiemke, West Virginia University
"This is an excellent text for a one-semester biochemistry course. I'm delighted and thrilled by this revision and its coverage of genomics, proteomics, and macromolecular crowding. The illustrations are very good at helping students grasp key themes, the boxes provide necessary depth, and theend-of-chapter questions are admirable in solidifying concepts. I highly recommend this text." --Holly Huffman, Arizona State University
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if you are trying to spend less money buy buying this edition i encourage you to do so, this edition has the same material as the new one, only different pictures, and slightly different homework questions.
If you are using this book as an introduction to biochemistry, then you will be disappointed. The book is written as though it is for a 400 level chem course. This is my first time taking biochem and the teacher is having to do PPTs because the book is too advance for all of us. The course next year will use a different book. Bottom line: the book is lame. I feel sorry if you have to use this book for your first year taking biochem.
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Great book. It was very fast delivery, everything turned out great! I needed the book for my summer Chemistry class
Cover was torn off. Had to tape it back on and was disappointed with the overall condition of it.
Would have spent an extra dollar on a different one if I had known.