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2nd Edition


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ISBN 9780367461874
August 18, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
376 Pages 346 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Biochemistry Second Edition, is a single-semester text designed for undergraduate non-biochemistry majors. Accessible, engaging, and informative, it is the perfect introduction to the subject for students who may approach chemistry with apprehension. Its unique emphasis on metabolism and its kinetic underpinnings gives the text up-to-the-minute relevance for students investigating current public health concerns such as obesity and diabetes. Biochemistry Second Edition will encourage students to explore the basics of chemistry and its influence on biological problems. It gives a clear list of objectives for each chapter and is an invaluable and user-friendly resource.

Key Features:

  • Provides an understanding of (mostly) enzymatic reactions that are responsible for the function and maintenance of living things

  • This innovative text for non-biochemistry majors includes introductory material at the beginning of each chapter that contextualizes chapter themes in real-life scenarios
  • Online supporting materials with further opportunities for research and investigation
  • Synthesis questions at the end of each chapter that encourage students to make connections between concepts and ideas, as well as develop critical-thinking skills

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition


About the Author


Chapter 1        Foundations

Chapter 2        Water

Chapter 3        Lipids

Chapter 4        Carbohydrates

Chapter 5        Amino Acids and Proteins

Chapter 6        Enzymes

Chapter 7        Coenzymes

Chapter 8        Metabolism and Energy

Chapter 9        Glycolysis

Chapter 10      The Krebs Cycle

Chapter 11      Oxidative Phosphorylation

Chapter 12      Photosynthesis

Chapter 13      Carbohydrate Pathways Related to Glycolysis

Chapter 14      Lipid Metabolism

Chapter 15      Nitrogen Metabolism

Chapter 16      Nucleic Acid

Chapter 17      Protein Synthesis and Degradation


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Raymond S. Ochs is a biochemist with a career-long specialty in metabolism spanning 30 years. Previously, he has written the textbook Biochemistry, contributed the metabolism chapters to another text, Principles of Biochemistry, and co-edited a collection of articles published as Metabolic Regulation. His research interests concern major pathways of liver and muscle, including glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, ureogenesis, fatty acid metabolism, glycogen metabolism, and control by cAMP, Ca2+, diacylglycerol, and AMPK. He is currently professor of pharmacy at St. John’s University in New York, teaching biochemistry, physiology, and medicinal chemistry.