Editors: Meera Yadav, Hardeo Singh Yadav

Biochemistry: Fundamentals and Bioenergetics

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-848-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-847-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810884711210101

Introduction

Biochemistry: Fundamentals and Bioenergetics presents information about the basic and applied aspects of the chemistry of living organisms. The textbook covers the scope and importance of biochemistry, the latest physical techniques to determine biomolecular structure, detailed classification, structure and function of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins, enzymes and hormones. Readers will also learn about processes central to energy metabolism including photosynthesis and respiration, oxidative phosphorylation, DNA replication, transcription and translation, recombinant DNA technology.

Key Features

  • - logical approach to biochemistry with several examples
  • - 10 organized chapters on biochemistry fundamentals and metabolism
  • - focus on biomolecules and biochemical processes
  • - references for further reading

Biochemistry: Fundamentals and Bioenergetics is a useful textbook for undergraduate students involved in courses in life sciences, biochemistry and other branches of natural sciences.

Preface

Based on progressive experimental achievements of biochemists and biologists, biochemical information is updated day by day and documented in the form of a book. Biochemistry is continuously and steadily progressing at the laboratory level to life sciences. We therefore have chosen specific topics and details that are important and relevant to understand the fundamentals of biological chemistry.

This textbook mainly aims to fulfill the requirement of undergraduates, postgraduates and research students having strong chemistry background with an ambition to enter into the biochemistry field. It is also helpful to instructors to get updates related to the field of biochemical sciences with little effort. The topics are explained, ranging from basics to a detailed knowledge in the area of biochemistry. To enable students to grasp the key points of chapters, keynotes have been included and a brief summary is given at the end of chapters.

We have attempted to integrate chemical concepts and details throughout the text. It includes the scope and nature of chemical forces, structural and mechanistic basis for the action of biomolecules, the thermodynamic basis for the folding and assembly of proteins and other macromolecules. Bearing specific functional groups, biomolecules are important intermediates for the synthesis of many chiral medicines and are widely used in the preparation of hormones, flavors, fragrances, liquid crystals and chiral auxillaries. These fundamental topics will help in understanding of all biological processes taking place. Our goal is to provide pricise and detailed view on specific topics concerning biological chemistry that will enable students to understand how the chemical features help to meet the biological needs.

Chemical insight often depends on a clear understanding of the structures of biochemical molecules. We have taken considerable care in preparing structures of stereochemically biomolecules. These structures should make it easier for the student to develop an intuitive feel for the shapes of molecules and comprehension of how these shapes affect reactivity i.e structure function relationship.

This edition of Biochemistry: Fundamentals and Bioenergetics offers a wide selection of high-quality supplements to assist students and instructors.We are optimistic to see the satisfaction of students and teachers aspiring to have clear concepts and knowledge in the area of biological chemistry. The editors and authors confirms that this book content has no conflict of interest.

Meera Yadav & Hardeo Singh Yadav
Department of Chemistry
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science And Technology (NERIST)
Nirjuli Itanagar-791109 Arunachal Pradesh India

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