Medical Biochemistry

Preface

Abbreviations

CHAPTER 1. Introduction

CHAPTER 2. Amino Acids and Proteins

CHAPTER 3. Carbohydrates and Lipids

CHAPTER 4. Blood and Plasma Proteins

CHAPTER 5. Oxygen Transport

CHAPTER 6. Catalytic Proteins - Enzymes

CHAPTER 7. Hemostasis and Thrombosis

CHAPTER 8. Membranes and Transport

CHAPTER 9. Bioenergetics and Oxidative Metabolism

CHAPTER 10. Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients

CHAPTER 11. Vitamins and Minerals

CHAPTER 12. Anaerobic Metabolism of Glucose in the Red Blood Cell

CHAPTER 13. Carbohydrate Storage and Synthesis in Liver and Muscle

CHAPTER 14. The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle

CHAPTER 15. Oxidative Metabolism of Lipids in Liver and Muscle

CHAPTER 16. Biosynthesis and Storage of Fatty Acids

CHAPTER 17. Biosynthesis of Cholesterol and Steroids

CHAPTER 18. Lipoprotein Metabolism and Atherogenesis

CHAPTER 19. Biosynthesis and Degradation of Amino Acids

CHAPTER 20. Muscle

CHAPTER 21. Glucose Homeostasis and Fuel Metabolism

CHAPTER 22. Nutrition and Energy Balance

CHAPTER 23. Role of Kidneys in Metabolism

CHAPTER 24. Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis

CHAPTER 25. Regulation of Hydrogen Ion Concentration (Acid-Base Balance)

CHAPTER 26. Bone Metabolism and Calcium Homeostasis

CHAPTER 27. Complex Carbohydrates

CHAPTER 28. Complex Lipids

CHAPTER 29. The Extracellular Matrix

CHAPTER 30. Role of the Liver in Metabolism

CHAPTER 31. Biosynthesis and Degradation of Nucleotides

CHAPTER 32. Deoxyribonucleic Acid

CHAPTER 33. Ribonucleic Acid

CHAPTER 34. Protein Synthesis and Turnover

CHAPTER 35. Regulation of Gene Expression

CHAPTER 36. Regulation of Gene Expression

CHAPTER 37. Oxygen and Life

CHAPTER 38. The Immune Response

CHAPTER 39. Biochemical Endocrinology

CHAPTER 40. Membrane Receptors and Signal Transduction

CHAPTER 41.1 Neurotransmitters

CHAPTER 41.2 Neurochemistry

CHAPTER 42. Cellular Homeostasis

CHAPTER 43. Aging

APPENDIX 1: Selected Clinical Laboratory Reference Ranges

APPENDIX 2: The Fundamentals of Recombinant DNA Technology: Molecular hybridization and DNA cloning