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Medical biochemistry : human metabolism in health and disease /
Miriam D. Rosenthal, Robert H. Glew.
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
description
xi, 426 p.
ISBN
9780470122372 (paper)
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imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
isbn
9780470122372 (paper)
contents note
Introduction to metabolism -- Enzymes -- Digestion and absorption -- Glycolysis -- Pyruvate dehydrogenase and the tricarboxylic acid cycle -- Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation -- Pentose phosphate pathway -- Glycogen -- Gluconeogenesis -- Fatty acid oxidation and ketones -- Fatty acid synthesis -- Triacylglycerol transport and metabolism -- Ethanol -- Phospholipids and sphingolipids -- Eicosanoids -- Glycolipids and glycoproteins -- Cholesterol synthesis and transport -- Steroids and bile acids -- Nitrogen homeostasis -- Amino acids -- Sulfur amino acid metabolism -- Folate and vitamin B12 in one-carbon metabolism -- Purines and pyrimidines -- Heme and iron -- Integration of metabolism.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
6970879
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Miriam D. Rosenthal, PhD, is Professor of Biochemistry and Course Director for Medical Biochemistry at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Rosenthal has extensive experience teaching and developing curricula for both medical and allied health students. Robert H. Glew, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico Medical School. Dr. Glew has taught medical Biochemistry at three medical schools in the United States and a medical-school in West Africa.
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"All the necessary topics are accurately covered, with ample formulae and metabolic pathways, and reasonable clinical references." ( ACP News , June 2009)
"All the necessary topics are accurately covered, with ample formulae and metabolic pathways, and reasonable clinical references." (ACP News, June 2009)
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Summaries
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Helps Readers Understand The Link Between Metabolic Pathways And Human Health And Disease Medical Biochemistry enables readers to master the essentials of human metabolism by explaining how metabolic pathways and reactions are connected to human health and disease. Rather than cover all the reactions that human cells and tissues are capable of executing, this text better enables readers to learn core concepts by emphasizing select examples that illustrate the physiologic and pathophysiologic significance of the major metabolic pathways. Designed for medical, dental, and allied health students and professionals, the text emphasizes clinically relevant information, helping readers understand the interrelationships between metabolic pathways and the links between metabolism and the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases. A separate chapter is dedicated to each of the key metabolic pathways that constitute human metabolism. Each chapter features a six-part structure that facilitates a clear understanding of the metabolic processes: Major function(s) of the pathway Tissues in which the pathway is active Physiological conditions under which the pathway is most active Reactions that comprise the pathway Regulation of the pathway Examples of human diseases related to the pathway Throughout the text, simple figures help readers understand how metabolic pathways and reactions work. This text's concise, easy-to-follow approach helps readers understand and appreciate the functions, constituent reactions, and regulatory aspects of the core pathways that constitute human metabolism and are responsible for maintaining homeostasis and well-being in humans.
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Helps Readers Understand The Link Between Metabolic Pathways And Human Health And Disease Medical Biochemistry enables readers to master the essentials of human metabolism by explaining how metabolic pathways and reactions are connected to human health and disease. Rather than cover all the reactions that human cells and tissues are capable of executing, this text better enables readers to learn core concepts by emphasizing select examples that illustrate the physiologic and pathophysiologic significance of the major metabolic pathways. Designed for medical, dental, and allied health students and professionals, the text emphasizes clinically relevant information, helping readers understand the interrelationships between metabolic pathways and the links between metabolism and the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases. A separate chapter is dedicated to each of the key metabolic pathways that constitute human metabolism. Each chapter features a six-part structure that facilitates a clear understanding of the metabolic processes: Major function(s) of the pathway Tissues in which the pathway is active Physiological conditions under which the pathway is most active Reactions that comprise the pathway Regulation of the pathway Examples of human diseases related to the pathway Throughout the text, simple figures help readers understand how metabolic pathways and reactions work. This texts concise, easy-to-follow approach helps readers understand and appreciate the functions, constituent reactions, and regulatory aspects of the core pathways that constitute human metabolism and are responsible for maintaining homeostasis and well-being in humans.
Back Cover Copy
Helps Readers Understand The Link Between Metabolic Pathways And Human Health And DiseaseMedical Biochemistry enables readers to master the essentials of human metabolism by explaining how metabolic pathways and reactions are connected to human health and disease. Rather than cover all the reactions that human cells and tissues are capable of executing, this text better enables readers to learn core concepts by emphasizing select examples that illustrate the physiologic and pathophysiologic significance of the major metabolic pathways. Designed for medical, dental, and allied health students and professionals, the text emphasizes clinically relevant information, helping readers understand the interrelationships between metabolic pathways and the links between metabolism and the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases.A separate chapter is dedicated to each of the key metabolic pathways that constitute human metabolism. Each chapter features a six-part structure that facilitates a clear understanding of the metabolic processes:Major function(s) of the pathwayTissues in which the pathway is activePhysiological conditions under which the pathway is most activeReactions that comprise the pathwayRegulation of the pathwayExamples of human diseases related to the pathwayThroughout the text, simple figures help readers understand how metabolic pathways and reactions work.This text's concise, easy-to-follow approach helps readers understand and appreciate the functions, constituent reactions, and regulatory aspects of the core pathways that constitute human metabolism and are responsible for maintaining homeostasis and well-being in humans.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Metabolism includes various pathways of chemical reactions and understanding these pathways leads to an improved knowledge of the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases. This text provides a concise yet thorough explanation of human metabolism and its role in health and diseases.
Main Description
Metabolism includes various pathways of chemical reactions; understanding these pathways leads to an improved knowledge of the causes, preventions, and cures for human diseases. Medical Biochemistry: Human Metabolism in Health and Disease provides a concise yet thorough explanation of human metabolism and its role in health and diseases. Focusing on the physiological context of human metabolism without extensive consideration of the mechanistic principles of underlying enzymology, the books serves as both a primary text and resource for students and professional in medical, dental, and allied health programs.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The Authorsp. xi
Introduction to Metabolismp. 1
Enzymesp. 11
Digestion and Absorptionp. 38
Glycolysisp. 58
Pyruvate Dehydrogenase and The Tricarboxylic Acid Cyclep. 77
Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylationp. 89
The Pentose Phosphate Pathwayp. 102
Glycogenp. 112
Gluconeogenesisp. 126
Fatty Acid Oxidation and Ketonesp. 141
Fatty Acid Synthesisp. 162
Triacylglycerol Transport and Metabolismp. 177
Ethanolp. 191
Phospholipids and Sphingolipidsp. 199
Eicosanoidsp. 218
Glycolipids and Glycoproteinsp. 231
Cholesterol Synthesis and Transportp. 246
Steroids And Bile Acidsp. 271
Nitrogen Homeostasisp. 290
Amino Acidsp. 305
Sulfur Amino Acid Metabolismp. 325
Folate and Vitamin B12 In One-Carbon Metabolismp. 335
Purines and Pyrimidinesp. 351
Heme and Ironp. 372
Integration of Metabolismp. 393
Indexp. 411
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