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Biochemistry deals with the study of molecular basis of life. Some of the outstanding achievements of biochemistry include elucidation of genetic code and unravelling the central metabolic pathways. It has made it easy to design of drugs. Biochemistry is helpful in understanding the molecular mechanisms of diseases. The book entitled “Biochemistry” is divided into five parts. Part I deals with an introduction to biochemistry (Chapter 1) and the essentials of life processes (Chapter 2). Part II deals with basic molecules of life. This includes carbohydrates (Chapter 3), lipids (Chapter 4), amino acids, peptides and proteins (Chapter 5), nucleic acids (Chapter 6) Enzymes (Chapter 7) and Vitamins (Chapter 8). Physiological Biochemistry forms the subject matter of Part III. It includes Plasma proteins (Chapter 9), Haemoglobin (Chapter 10), Porphorins (Chapter 11), Digestion and absorption (Chapter 12) and Biological oxidation (Chapter 13). Discussion about metabolism forms the subject matter of Part IV of the book. It includes introduction to metabolism (Chapter 14), metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleotides and minerals (Chapter 15 and 19). Integration of metabolism is discussed in Chapter 20. Part V of the book includes a discussion on Hormones (Chapter 21) and Organ Function Tests (Chapter 22). All chapters are followed by a number of exercises including multiple choice questions fill in the blanks and short answer questions. It is hoped that the present book will meet the requirements of all students studying Biochemistry at different levels including medical students.

Topics Covered

Part I: Introduction to Biochemistry

  • Introduction
  • The Essentials of Life Process: Water, Blood and the Cell

Part II: Basic Molecules of Life

  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
  • Nucleic acids
  • Enzymes
  • Vitamins

Part III: Physiological Biochemistry

  • Plasma Proteins
  • Haemoglobin
  • Porphyrins
  • Digestion and Absorption
  • Biological Oxidation

Part IV: Metabolism

  • Metabolism – Introduction
  • Metabolism of Carbohydrates
  • Metabolism of Lipids
  • Metabolism of Amino Acids
  • Metabolism of Nucleotides
  • Metabolism of Minerals
  • Integration of Metabolism

Part V: Clinical Biochemistry

  • Hormones
  • Organ Function Tests
  • Nutrition
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