Clinical Studies in Medical Biochemistry

Paperback | September 7, 2006

EditorRobert H. Glew, Miriam D. Rosenthal

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This text uses a case-study approach to present core principles of biochemistry and molecular biology in the context of human disease. The thirty-three cases have been carefully chosen to cover key concepts and common diseases. Each chapter provides a specific patient report that includesrelevant history, pertinent clinical laboratory data, physical findings, and subsequent diagnosis. This is followed by a comprehensive discussion of normal biochemical processes and reactions pertaining to the case, along with the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disease. In this third edition of the book, a new co-editor has aided in the substantially revised and more targeted selection of cases. The whole volume is now clearly focused on intermediary metabolism and other topics central to biochemistry. There are new chapters on topics such as collagen structure,mitochondrial metabolism, and hyperhomocysteinemia and vascular disease. There is also more coverage of nutritional biochemistry, including new chapters on protein-calorie malnutrition, obesity, vitamin A deficiency, and iron metabolism. The best cases were retained from the previous edition, and have been completely rewritten and updated to include recent advances in diagnostic biochemistry and the status of current therapies. Although the first edition was intended primarily for medical students, through the years the book hasproven useful for a wide variety of students interested in the health science professions.

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This text uses a case-study approach to present core principles of biochemistry and molecular biology in the context of human disease. The thirty-three cases have been carefully chosen to cover key concepts and common diseases. Each chapter provides a specific patient report that includesrelevant history, pertinent clinical laborator...

Robert H. Glew is Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, University of New Mexico. Miriam D. Rosenthal is Professor of Biochemistry at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 6.81 × 9.8 × 0.91 inPublished:September 7, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Nucleic Acids and Protein Structure and Function. 1. Fragile X Syndrome, Yuji Yokoyama, Shinsuke Ninomiya, and Koji Narahara2. Sickle Cell Anemia, Keith Quirolo and Elliott Vichinsky3. Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Sergey Leikin and Armando Flor-Cisneros4. ?1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg and Harvey L. Sharp5. Cardiac Troponin: Clinical and Analytical Role in the Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction and RIsk Stratification of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients, Fred S. Apple and Allan S. Jaffe6. Hereditary Spherocytosis, Hiroshi IdeguchiPart II: Fuel Metabolism and Energetics. 7. Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency, Peter W. Stacpoole and Lesa R. Gilbert8. Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Stroke-Like Episodes (MELAS): A Case of Mitochondrial Disease, Frank J. Castora9. Systemic Carnitine Deficiency, Eric P. Brass, Harbhajan S. Paul, and Gail Sekas10. Neonatal Hypoglycemia and the Importance of Gluconeogenesis, Ian R. Holzman and J. Ross MilleyPart III: Intermediary Metabolism. 11. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Catherine Burton and Richard Kaczmarksi12. Biotin and Multiple Carboxylase Deficiency, Barry Wolf13. Adrenoleukodystrophy, Margaret M. McGovern14. Low Density Lipoprotein Receptors and Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Daniel J. Rader and Marina Cuchel15. Tangier Disease: A Disorder in the Reverse Cholesterol Transport Pathway, Lien B. Lai, Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, and Venkat Gopalan16. Gaucher Disease, William C. Hines and Robert H. Glew17. I-Cell Disease, James Chambers18. Inborn Errors of Urea Synthesis, Michael T. Geraghty and Pranesh Chakraborty19. Phenylketonuria, William L. Anderson and Steven M. Mitchell20. HMG-CoA Lyase Deficiency, Virginia K. Proud and Miriam D. Rosenthal21. Hyperhomocysteinemia, Steven R. Lentz and Angela M. Devlin22 Ic Neonatal Jaundice, Jeffrey C. Fahl and David L. VanderJagt. Part IV: Digestion, Absorption, and Nutritional Biochemistry. 23. Obesity: Unfortunately a Growing Problem, Miriam D. Rosenthal and Lawrence M. Pasquinelli24. 25. Lactose Intolerance, Marcy P. Osgood and Abiodun O. Johnson26 Ic Pancreatic Insufficiency Secondary to Chronic Pancreatitis, Peter Layer and Jutta Keller. 27. Abetalipoproteinemia, M. Mahmood Hussain and Paul Rava28 Ic Pernicious Anemia, Dorothy J. VanderJagt and Denis M. McCarthy. 29. Vitamin A Deficiency in Children, William S. Blaner, Nuttaporn Wongsirioj, and Emorn Wasantwisut30. Calcium Deficiency Rickets, Dorothy J. VanderJagt and Robert H. Glew31. Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Scott A. Fink and Raymond T. ChungPart V: Endocrinology and Integration of Metabolism. 32. Type I Diabetes Mellitus, Mark R. Burge, Srinivas Panja, and Aruna Chelliah33. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: P440 C21 Steroid Hydroxylase Deficiency, Miriam D. Rosenthal and Gerald J. Pepe