Biochemistry, 5/e

Author: Satyanarayana
Edition: 5th
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)