Biochemistry: Concepts And Connections by Dean R. ApplingBiochemistry: Concepts And Connections by Dean R. Appling

Biochemistry: Concepts And Connections

byDean R. Appling, Spencer J. Anthony-cahill, Christopher K. Mathews

Hardcover | December 30, 2014

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For one or two semester biochemistry courses (science majors).


A highly visual, precise and fresh approach to guide today’s mixed-science majors to a deeper understanding of biochemistry

Biochemistry: Concepts and Connections engages students in the rapidly evolving field of biochemistry, better preparing them for the challenges of 21st century science through quantitative reasoning skills and a rich, chemical perspective on biological processes.  


This concise first edition teaches mixed-science-majors the chemical logic underlying the mechanisms, pathways, and processes in living cells through groundbreaking biochemical art and a clear narrative that illustrates biochemistry’s relation to all other life sciences. Integration of biochemistry’s experimental underpinnings alongside the presentation of modern techniques encourages students to appreciate and consider how their understanding of biochemistry can and will contribute to solving problems in medicine, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, and forensics.


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Dean R. Appling is the Lester J. Reed Professor of Biochemistry and the Associate Dean for Research and Facilities for the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught and done research for the past 29 years. Dean earned his B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University (1977) and his Ph.D. in Bio...
Title:Biochemistry: Concepts And ConnectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:912 pages, 10.7 × 9.9 × 1.4 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0321839927

ISBN - 13:9780321839923


Table of Contents

1 Biochemistry and the Language of Chemistry

2 The Chemical Foundation of Life: Weak Interactions in an

Aqueous Environment

3 The Energetics of Life

4 Nucleic Acids

5 Introduction to Proteins: The Primary Level of

Protein Structure

6 The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins

7 Protein Function and Evolution

8 Enzymes: Biological Catalysts

9 Carbohydrates: Sugars, Saccharides, Glycans

10 Lipids, Membranes, and Cellular Transport

11 Chemical Logic of Metabolism

12 Carbohydrate Metabolism: Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis,

Glycogen Metabolism, and the Pentose Phosphate


13 The Citric Acid Cycle

14 Electron Transport, Oxidative Phosphorylation, and

Oxygen Metabolism

15 Photosynthesis

16 Lipid Metabolism

17 Interorgan and Intracellular Coordination of Energy

Metabolism in Vertebrates

18 Amino Acid and Nitrogen Metabolism

19 Nucleotide Metabolism

20 Mechanisms of Signal Transduction

21 Genes, Genomes, and Chromosomes

22 DNA Replication

23 DNA Repair, Recombination, and Rearrangement

24 Transcription and Post-transcriptional


25 Information Decoding: Translation and Post-translational

Protein Processing

26 Regulation of Gene Expression