The Molecular Basis of Life
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Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life is the ideal text for students who do not specialise in biochemistry but who require a strong grasp of biochemical principles. The goal of this edition has been to enrich the coverage of chemistry while better highlighting the biological context. Once concepts and problem-solving skills have been mastered, students are prepared to tackle the complexities of science, modern life, and their chosen professions.
New to this Edition:
- New Chapter-opening Vignettes (19 essays in total), Biochemistry in Perspective boxes (9 new in all), and Biochemistry in the Lab boxes on protein sequence analysis and glycomics
- Increased chemical coverage with increased emphasis on mechanisms, and updated coverage of coenzymes, viruses, and biotechnology
- Enhanced coverage of cutting-edge topics including RNAi, epigenetics and the epigenome, macromolecular crowding, GLUT transporters, systems biology, and the contribution of dietary fructose to the current epidemics of obesity and type II diabetes
- Extended coverage of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and genetic information--the basic building blocks--and trimmed down coverage of metabolism (especially nitrogen metabolism)
- The entire text is now tied to NEW Sapling Learning online homework system! Visit http://www.saplinglearning.com/partners/partner_page_oxford.php to learn more about how pairing this online incredible system with McKee & McKee will help improve your instruction and your students’ learning.
- The first four chapters review the basic principles of relevant topics such as organic functional groups, noncovalent bonding, thermodynamics, and cell structure.
- Comprehensive, balanced coverage of chemical and biological principles offers the flexibility for each lecturer to decide how much chemistry or biology to present.
- Chemical mechanisms are always presented within the physiological context of the organism.
- Real-World Relevance. The fifth edition consistently demonstrates the fascinating connections between biochemical principles and the fields of medicine, nutrition, agriculture, bioengineering, and forensics.
- The most robust Problem Solving Program available. In-chapter worked problems, chapter overviews, end-of-chapter review questions and thought questions (20% more than the previous edition), and key-word lists help students grasp the big picture in each chapter.
- Over 700 full-colour figures, many newly enhanced for a more vivid presentation in 3D and consistent scale and colour for chemical structures.
- Extensively updated with recent developments in the field, while remaining focused on the ‘big-picture’ principles
James McKee , United States
Trudy McKee is a biochemist, who taught Biochemistry at Thomas Jefferson University, Rosemont College, and Immaculata College. James McKee is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.
The following resources are available for lecturers using Biochemistry: Fifth Edition:
- Imagebank of figures from the text in electronic format
- All tables from the text in electronic format
- Over 1100 PowerPoint slides
- Comprehensive Testbank that includes over 700 questions in editable Word files for easy customization (available only on Instructor's Resource CD-ROM)
If you would like access to these resources, or more information about this title, please contact your Oxford sales representative.
The following resources are available for students using Biochemistry: Fifth Edition at the companion website:
- Multiple choice quizzes
- Interactive 3D models