This book is the latest edition of the comprehensive guide to biochemistry for undergraduate and postgraduate students, bridging the gap between basic principles and advanced knowledge in the field.
Fully revised with the most recent advances and developments, the book includes new chapters on hormone and growth factors, LCFA, MUFA, and aliphatic amino acid.
Each chapter begins with an ‘at a glance’ summary of the topic and ends with ‘key learning points’. Clinical case studies, MCQs, short questions, essays and viva voce questions are included for revision. Comprehensive appendices include abbreviations, normal values, conversion chart, Greek alphabet, RDA of nutrients and more. More than 700 images and illustrations enhance learning. Previous edition published in 2013.
- Complete guide to latest advances in biochemistry for medical students
- Fully revised, new edition with many new topics
- Features clinical case studies, MCQs, short questions, essays and viva voce questions
- Highly illustrated and includes comprehensive appendices
D M Vasudevan MBBS MD FAMS FRCPath
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India
Sreekumari S MBBS MD
Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Kannan Vaidyanathan MBBS MD
Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
Section A: Chemical Basis of Life 1. Biochemical Perspective to Medicine 2. Subcellular Organelles and Cell Membranes 3. Amino Acids: Structure and Properties 4. Proteins: Structure and Function 5. Enzymology: General Concepts and Enzyme Kinetics 6. Clinical Enzymology 7. Chemistry of Carbohydrates 8. Chemistry of Lipids Section B: General Metabolism 9. Overview of Metabolism 10. Metabolic Pathways of Glucose 11. Regulation of Blood Glucose, Insulin and Diabetes Mellitus 12. Metabolic Pathways of Other Carbohydrate 13. Metabolism of Fatty Acids 14. Cholesterol and Lipoproteins 15. Hyperlipidemias and Cardiovascular Diseases 16. MCFA, LCFA, MUFA, PUFA, Prostaglandins and Compound Lipids 17. General Amino Acid Metabolism :Urea Cycle, One carbon metabolism 18. Aliphatic Amino Acids 19. Aromatic Amino Acids and Amino acidurias 20. Citric Acid Cycle 21. Biological Oxidation and Electron Transport Chain 22.Heme Synthesis and Breakdown (Pigment Metabolism) 23. Hemoglobin Section C: Clinical And Applied Biochemistry 24. Liver and Gastric Function Tests 25. Kidney Function Tests 26.Plasma Proteins 27. Acid-Base Balance and pH 28. Electrolyte and Water Balance 29. Body Fluids 30. Free Radicals and Anti-oxidants 31. Laboratory Techniques, Quality Control, Metabolic Diseases 32. Fat Soluble Vitamins (A, D, E, K) 33. Water Soluble Vitamins 34. Mineral Metabolism and Abnormalities 35. Energy Metabolism and Nutrition 36. Detoxification and Biotransformation of Xenobiotics 37. Environmental Pollution and Heavy Metal Poisons Section D: Molecular Biology 39. DNA - Deoxy Ribonucleic Acid; Structure and Replication 40.Transcription 41. Genetic Code and Translation 42. Control of Gene Expression 43. Recombinant DNA Technology and Gene Therapy 44. Molecular Diagnostics and Genetic Techniques Section E: Advanced Biochemistry 45. Hormones and Growth Factors 46. Immunochemistry 47. Biochemistry of AIDS and HIV 48. Biochemistry of Cancer 49. Tissue Proteins in Health and Disease 50.Applications of Isotopes in Medicine APPENDICES I Abbreviations used in this book II Normal values (Reference values) III Conversion chart IV Greek alphabet V Recommended daily allowance (RDA) of essential nutrients VI Composition of nutrients in selected common food materials VII Nobel Laureates cited in this book Index