Biochemistry by Satyanarayana 4th Edition (PDF)

Biochemistry 4th Edition

U. Satyanarayana & U. Chakrapani
Published in:Elsevier
Release Year:2013
Edition:4th Revised Edition
File Size:7 MB/ 36 MB
File Type:pdf/epub

Description of Biochemistry by Satyanarayana 4th Edition

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Biochemistry by Satyanarayana book is designed to develop in students a sustained interest and enthusiasm to learn and develop the concepts in biochemistry in a logical and stepwise manner. It incorporates a variety of pedagogic aids, besides color illustrations to help the students understand the subject quickly and to the maximum. The summary and biomedical/clinical concepts are intended for rapid absorption and assimilation of the facts and concepts in biochemistry.

It will not be out of place to mention here how-and when-the book was born. The entire book was written in the early morning hours (between 2 AM-6 AM; when the world around is fast asleep), during which period I carry out my intellectual activities. After a sound sleep, a fresh mind packed with creative ideas and innovative thoughts has largely helped me to write Biochemistry by Satyanarayana book. My wife pleaded with me that I should not write topics like diabetes, cancer, AIDS at home. In deference to her sentiment, I made a serious attempt to write those topics during my leisure time in the Department. But when I went through them in my serene mood of the early morning hours, I had to discard them in disappointment and rewrite them. Truly, each page of Biochemistry by Satyanarayana book was conceived in darkness and born at daybreak!

Biochemistry by Satyanarayana textbook is a distillation of my knowledge and teaching experience in biochemistry, acquired during the past 25 years. It contains predigested information on biochemistry for good understanding, assimilation, and reproducibility. Each page is crafted with a fine eye. The ultimate purpose of Biochemistry by Satyanarayana's book is to equip the reader with comprehensive knowledge in biochemistry with reference to basic as well as applied aspects. Although I have made every effort to make the book error-free, I am under no illusion. I welcome comments, criticism and suggestions from the faculty, students and other readers, and this will help me make improvements in the next edition.

Content of Biochemistry by Satyanarayana 4th Edition

SECTION ONE: Chemical Constituents of Life

1 ➤ Biomolecules and the cell 3
2 ➤ Carbohydrates 9
3 ➤ Lipids 28
4 ➤ Proteins and amino acids 43
5 ➤ Nucleic acids and nucleotides 69
6 ➤ Enzymes 85
7 ➤ Vitamins 116

SECTION TWO: Physiological Biochemistry

8 ➤ Digestion and absorption 165
9 ➤ Plasma proteins 182
10 ➤ Hemoglobin and porphyrins 196
11 ➤ Biological oxidation 221

SECTION THREE: Metabolisms

12 ➤ Introduction to metabolism 241
13 ➤ Metabolism of carbohydrates 244
14 ➤ Metabolism of lipids 285
15 ➤ Metabolism of amino acids 330
16 ➤ Integration of metabolism 380
17 ➤ Metabolism of nucleotides 387
18 ➤ Mineral metabolism 403

SECTION FOUR: Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

19 ➤ Hormones 427
20 ➤ Organ function tests 453
21 ➤ Water, electrolyte and acid-base balance 468
22 ➤ Tissue proteins and body fluids 487
23 ➤ Nutrition 502

SECTION FIVE: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

24 ➤ DNA-replication, recombination, and repair 523
25 ➤ Transcription and translation 542
26 ➤ Regulation of gene expression 566
27 ➤ Recombinant DNA and biotechnology 578

SECTION SIX: Current Topics

28 ➤ Human genome project 619
29 ➤ Gene therapy 625
30 ➤ Bioinformatics 634
31 ➤ Metabolism of xenobiotics (detoxification) 638
32 ➤ Prostaglandins and related compounds 644
33 ➤ Biological membranes and transport 650
34 ➤ Free radicals and antioxidants 655
35 ➤ Environmental biochemistry 662
36 ➤ Insulin, glucose homeostasis, and diabetes mellitus 669
37 ➤ Cancer 685
38 ➤ Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) 695

SECTION SEVEN: Basics to Learn Biochemistry

39 ➤ Introduction to bioorganic chemistry 703
40 ➤ Overview of biophysical chemistry 708
41 ➤ Tools of biochemistry 719
42 ➤ Immunology 732
43 ➤ Genetics 737


Answers to Self-assessment Exercises 745

I Abbreviations used in this book 751

II Origins of important biochemical words 756

III Common confusables in biochemistry 759

IV Practical biochemistry principles 763

V Clinical biochemistry laboratory 769

VI Case studies with biochemical correlations 772


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