Biochemistry by Satyanarayana 4th Edition (PDF)

Biochemistry by Satyanarayana 4th Edition PDF
Author: U. Satyanarayana & U. Chakrapani
Release at: 2013
Pages: 812
Edition: 4th Edition
File Size: 7 MB
File Type: PDF
Language: English

Description of Biochemistry by Satyanarayana 4th Edition (PDF)

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Biochemistry by Satyanarayana book, ‘Biochemistry’ is unique with a simultaneous and equal emphasis on basic and applied aspects of biochemistry. Biochemistry by Satyanarayana textbook primarily is an integration of Medical Science and pure sciences, comprehensively written to meet the curriculum requirements of undergraduate courses in medical, Dental, pharmacy, life-sciences and other categories (agriculture, veterinary, etc.) where students learn biochemistry as one of the subjects. The tendency among the particularly medical students is to regard biochemistry as being mostly concerned with complicated & unimportant metabolic (chemical) pathways. Biochemistry by Satyanarayana book gives a new orientation to the subject of biochemistry so that the students appreciate the great importance and significance of the application of biochemistry to medicine.

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 (PDF)

SECTION ONE: Chemical Constituents of Life

Chapter 1: Biomolecules and the cell

Chapter 2: Carbohydrates

Chapter 3: Lipids

Chapter 4: Proteins and amino acids

Chapter 5: Nucleic acids and nucleotides

Chapter 6: Enzymes

Chapter 7: Vitamins

SECTION TWO: Physiological Biochemistry

Chapter 8: Digestion and absorption

Chapter 9: Plasma proteins

Chapter 10: Hemoglobin and porphyrins

Chapter 11: Biological oxidation

SECTION THREE: Metabolisms

Chapter 12: Introduction to metabolism

Chapter 13: Metabolism of carbohydrates

Chapter 14: Metabolism of lipids

Chapter 15: Metabolism of amino acids

Chapter 16: Integration of metabolism

Chapter 17: Metabolism of nucleotides

Chapter 18: Mineral metabolism

SECTION FOUR: Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Chapter 19: Hormones

Chapter 20: Organ function tests

Chapter 21: Water, electrolyte and acid-base balance

Chapter 22: Tissue proteins and body fluids

Chapter 23: Nutrition

SECTION FIVE: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Chapter 24: DNA-replication, recombination, and repair

Chapter 25: Transcription and translation

Chapter 26: Regulation of gene expression

Chapter 27: Recombinant DNA and biotechnology

SECTION SIX: Current Topics

Chapter 28: Human Genome project

Chapter 29: Gene Therapy

Chapter 30: Bioinformatics

Chapter 31: Metabolism of xenobiotics (detoxification)

Chapter 32: Prostaglandins and related compounds

Chapter 33: Biological membranes and transport

Chapter 34: Free radicals and antioxidants

Chapter 35: Environmental biochemistry

Chapter 36: Insulin, glucose homeostasis, and diabetes mellitus

Chapter 37: Cancer

Chapter 38: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

SECTION SEVEN: Basics to Learn Biochemistry

Chapter 39: Introduction to bioorganic Chemistry

Chapter 40: Overview of biophysical chemistry

Chapter 41: Tools of biochemistry

Chapter 42: Immunology

Chapter 43: Genetics


  • Answers to Self-assessment Exercises
  • Abbreviations used in this book
  • Origins of important biochemical words
  • Common confusables in biochemistry
  • Practical biochemistry principles
  • Clinical biochemistry laboratory
  • Case studies with biochemical correlations



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