Biochemistry, 5/e

Author: Satyanarayana
Edition: 5/e
ISBN: 9788131248850
Language: English
Published: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier India

Renowned and recommended textbook in the subject that explains the basic concepts in concise manner

Biochemistry, 5/e

About the Author

U Satyanarayana, with >45 years of teaching experience, has authored four other popular books in the subject and have published about 80 research papers in national and international journals. A gold medalist of Nagpur University and a recipient of Dr Krishnaswamy Best Teacher Award (of Siddhartha Medical College), Dr Satyanarayana has been honored twice (1989 – Hong Kong, 1991 – Japan) with the regional Service Award by the Asian-Pacific Congress of Clinical Biochemistry. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, USA, Association of Clinical Biochemists of India and the Institution of Chemists, Indian. Dr Satyanarayana is also a member of the Research Board of Advisors for the American Biographical Institute, and has been honored as an Outstanding Scientist Worldwide – 2007, by the International Biographical Centre, England.

Key Features

  • Is an amalgamation of medical and basic sciences, and is comprehensively written, revised and updated to meet the curriculum requirements of Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Veterinary, Biotechnology, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences students and others studying Biochemistry as one of the subjects.
  • Is the first textbook on Biochemistry in English with multi-color illustrations by an author from Asia. The use of multicolor format is for a clear understanding of the complicated structures and biochemical reactions.
  • Is written in a lucid style with the subject being presented as an engaging story growing from elementary information to the most recent advances, and with theoretical discussions being supplemented with illustrations, tables, biomedical concepts, clinical correlates and case studies for easy understanding of the subject.
  • Has each chapter beginning with a four-line verse followed by the text with clinical correlates, a summary, and self-assessment exercises. The lively illustrations and text with appropriate headings and sub-headings in bold typeface facilitate reading path clarity and quick recall. All this will the students to master the subject and face the examination with confidence.
  • Provides the most recent and essential information on Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and current topics such as Diabetes, Cancer, Free Radicals and Antioxidants, Prostaglandins, etc.
  • Describes a wide variety of case studies (77) with biomedical correlations. The case studies are listed at the end of relevant chapters for immediate reference, quick review and better understanding of Biochemistry.
  • Contains the basics (Bioorganic and Biophysical Chemistry, Tools of Biochemistry, Immunology, and Genetics) for beginners to learn easily Biochemistry, origins of biochemical words, confusables in Biochemistry, principles of Practical Biochemistry, and Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory. 

Table of Contents

Section I - Chemical Constituents of Life
1. Biomolecules and the cell
2. Carbohydrates 
3. Lipids 
4. Proteins and amino acids 
5. Nucleic acids and nucleotides 
6. Enzymes 
7. Vitamins
Section II - Physiological Biochemistry
8. Digestion and absorption 
9. Plasma proteins 
10. Hemoglobin and porphyrins 
11. Biological oxidation
Section III - Metabolisms
12. Introduction to metabolism 
13. Metabolism of carbohydrates 
14. Metabolism of lipids 
15. Metabolism of amino acids 
16. Integration of metabolism 
17. Metabolism of nucleotides 
18. Mineral metabolism
Section IV - Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
19. Hormones 
20. Organ function tests 
21. Water, electrolyte and acid-base balance 
22. Tissue proteins and body fluids 
23. Nutrition
Section V - Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
24. DNA-replication, recombination and repair 
25. Transcription and translation 
26. Regulation of gene expression 
27. Recombinant DNA and biotechnology

Section VI - Current Topics
28. Human genome project
29. Gene therapy 
30. Bioinformatics
31. Metabolism of xenobiotics (detoxification) 
32. Prostaglandins and related compounds 
33. Biological membranes and transport 
34. Free radicals and antioxidants 
35. Environmental biochemistry 
36. Insulin, glucose homeostasis, and diabetes mellitus 
37. Cancer 
38. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Section VII - Basics to Learn Biochemistry
39. Introduction to bioorganic chemistry
40. Overview of biophysical chemistry 
41. Tools of biochemistry 
42. Immunology 
43. Genetics


Answers to self-assessment exercises
I. Abbreviations used in this book 
II. Origins of important biochemical words 
III. Common confusables in biochemistry 
IV. Practical biochemistry—principles 
V. Clinical biochemistry laboratory 
VI. Case studies with biochemical correlations