Metabolism includes various pathways of chemical reactions; understanding these pathways leads to an improved knowledge of the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases. Medical Biochemistry: Human Metabolism in Health and Disease provides a concise yet thorough explanation of human metabolism and its role in health and diseases. Focusing on the physiological context of human metabolism without extensive consideration of the mechanistic principles of underlying enzymology, the books serves as both a primary text and resource for students and professional in medical, dental, and allied health programs.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to metabolism.
3. Digestion and absorption.
5. The TCA Cycle.
6. Electron transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation.
7. Pentose phosphate pathway.
11. Fatty acids synthesis.
14. Phospholipid metabolism.
16. Glycolipids and Glycoproteins.
17. Cholesterol synthesis and transport.
18. Steroid and bile acid synthesis.
19. Nitrogen homeostasis.
20. Amino acid metabolism.
21. Sulfur Metabolism.
22. Folate & B12 (One Carbon).
23. Purines and pyrimidines.
25. Integration of metabolism.
Miriam D. Rosenthal, PhD, is Professor of Biochemistry and Course Director for Medical Biochemistry at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Rosenthal has extensive experience teaching and developing curricula for both medical and allied health students.
Robert H. Glew, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico Medical School. Dr. Glew has taught medical biochemistry at three medical schools in the United States and a medical school in West Africa.