Biochemistry For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Biochemistry For Dummies, 3rd EditionНазвание: Biochemistry For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Автор: John T. Moore, Richard H. Langley
Издательство: For Dummies
Год: 2022
Страниц: 368
Язык: английский
Формат: epub
Размер: 10.2 MB

It’s alive! It’s alive! (Thanks to biochemistry, that is.)

Biochemistry is the science of the chemical processes that allow for…well…life. If it moves, breathes, eats, or sleeps, biochemistry can probably explain how. So, it stands to reason that the fundamentals of biochemistry can get a little complicated.

In Biochemistry For Dummies, you’ll explore the carbons, proteins, and cellular systems that make up the biochemical processes that create and sustain life of all kinds. Perfect for students majoring in biology, chemistry, pre-med, health-services, and other science-related fields, this book tracks a typical college-level biochemistry class. It simplifies and clarifies the subject with easy-to-follow diagrams and real-world examples.

Biochemistry is the chemistry of living organisms. Biochemists study the chemical reactions that occur at the molecular level of organisms. Biochemistry is normally listed as a separate field of chemistry. However, in some schools it’s part of biology, and in others it’s separate from both chemistry and biology. Biochemistry really combines aspects of all the fields of chemistry. Because carbon is the element of life, organic chemistry (the study of carbon-based compounds) plays a large part in biochemistry. Many times, biochemists study how fast reactions occur — that’s an example of physical chemistry. Often, metals are incorporated into biochemical structures (such as iron in hemoglobin) — that’s inorganic chemistry. Biochemists use sophisticated instrumentation to determine amounts and structures — that’s analytical chemistry. And biochemistry is also similar to molecular biology; both fields study living systems at the molecular level, but biochemists concentrate on the chemical reactions that occur. Biochemists may study individual electron transport within the cell, or they may study the processes involved in digestion. If it’s alive, biochemists study it.

You’ll also get:

Explorations of cell biology, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and other fundamental building blocks of life
Discussions of the basic structures common to all living organisms
Treatments of the microscopic details of life that make us all tick
If you’re looking for a hand with some of the trickier parts of biochemistry—or you just need an accessible overview of the subject—check out Biochemistry For Dummies today!

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