Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. Biochemistry became a separate field when scientists combined biology with organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry and began to study such topics as how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of genetics. Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology; immunochemistry; neurochemistry; and bioinorganic, bioorganic, and biophysical chemistry.
The major goal of this book is to provide life science students, the basics of biochemistry in very simple and interesting manner.
To make it more explanatory the whole content is divided in 27 chapters spread in three major sections: The Molecular Concept of Life; Biosynthesis and Breakdown of Biomolecules and Transfer of Genetic Informations.
Section I: The Molecular Concept of Life 1. Cell Structure 2. Cell Environment 3. Bioenergetics 4. Carbohydrates 5. Lipids and Membranes 6. Amino acids 7. Proteins –I Properties, Amino acid sequence and Purification 8. Proteins-II Three dimensional structure of proteins 9. Enzymes-I Classification and kinetics 10. Enzymes –II Mechanism, structure and regulation 11. Nucleic acids Section II: Biosynthesis and Breakdown of Biomolecules 12. Metabolism 13. Carbohydrate Metabolism-I 14. Carbohydrates Metabolism –II TCA, Oxidative Phosphorylation 15. Photosynthesis 16. Lipid Metabolism-I Fatty acids, Triacylglycerol 17. Lipid Metabolism-II membrane Lipids, Cholesterol 18. Amino Acid Metabolism 19. Purine and Pyrimidine Nucleotide Metabolism 20. Hormones-I animal 21. Hormones-II Plant growth substances 22. Vitamins and Coenzymes Section III: Transfer of Genetic Information0 23. The Replication of DNA 24. DNA manipulation and its application 25. Transcription 26. Protein synthesis 27. Control of Gene expression Glossary Index
Seema P. Upadhye :- Seema Pavgi Upadhye, M.Sc. from Lucknow University in Biochemistry and obtained Ph.D. from Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow. She followed that with a Postdoctoral position awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi and resumed research work at National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow and School of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore. Her field of research is Environmental Science, Biochemistry and Enzymology. She worked in Manipal University, Dubai and Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur. She has many International and National research papers to her credit along with that she has attended various conferences and presented research papers. At present she is Principal in college of Biotechnology, ITS Paramedical College, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad.