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Energy in Biological Systems By Edited by C. Smith

Energy in Biological Systems
by Edited by C. Smith

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This series is designed for junior undergraduates and diploma students in all biological sciences, covering the field of modern biochemistry and integrating animal, plant and microbial topics. This volume focuses on the generation of biologically usable energy in living systems.
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Energy in Biological Systems by Edited by C. Smith

5. 2 Early history of the study of glucose metabolism 101 5. 3 The Embden-Meyerhof pathway 104 5. 4 Biological significance of the glycolytic pathway 107 5. 5 Glycogen and other polysaccharides 110 5. 6 Other monosaccharides 115 5. 7 The pentose phosphate pathway 116 5. 8 Overview 122 Answers to exercises 123 Questions 123 6 Lipids: breakdown of fatty acids; brown fat; ruminant metabolism 125 6. 1 Introduction 125 6. 2 Triacylglycerols as energy reserves 125 6. 3 Oxidation of fatty acids 126 6. 4 Thermogenesis 129 6. 5 Ruminant metabolism 133 6. 6 Overview 137 Answers to exercises 137 Questions 138 7 Amino acid catabolism 139 7. 1 Introduction 139 7. 2 Protein degradation 139 7. 3 Removal of nitrogen from amino acids 141 7. 4 Essential amino acids 144 7. 5 Carbon chain catabolism 146 7. 6 Interconversion of amino acids and transamination 150 7. 7 Pathways for nitrogen excretion 155 7. 8 Biosynthesis of urea 156 7. 9 Overview 160 Answers to exercises 160 Questions 160 Answers to questions 162 Glossary 167 Index 169 vi Contents / / '--------------' Editors' Foreword This book is one of a series of brief fundamental** texts for junior undergraduates and diploma students in biological science. The series, Molecular and Cell Biochemistry, covers the whole of modem biochemistry, integrating animal, plant and microbial topics.

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Table of Contents


1 Energy and life.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Thermodynamics.- 1.3 Free energy, enthalpy and entropy.- 1.4 The biochemistry of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).- 1.5 Overview.- Answers to exercises.- Questions.- 2 An overview of bioenergetics.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Organization of metabolism.- 2.3 What is catabolism for?.- 2.4 Acquiring energy from the environment.- 2.5 Strategies for generating ATP and NADPH in catabolism.- 2.6 Overview.- Answers to exercises.- Questions.- 3 Electron transport.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Electron transport.- 3.3 Oxidative phosphorylation.- 3.4 Synthesis of ATP.- 3.5 Photosynthesis.- 3.6 The mechanism of ATP synthesis.- 3.7 Overview.- Answers to exercises.- Questions.- 4 The tricarboxylic acid cycle.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 How the cycle was elucidated.- 4.3 Some biochemical details.- 4.4 The TCA cycle in relation to other cellular processes.- 4.5 Overview.- Answers to exercises.- Questions.- 5 Glycolysis.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Early history of the study of glucose metabolism.- 5.3 The Embden-Meyerhof pathway.- 5.4 Biological significance of the glycolytic pathway.- 5.5 Glycogen and other polysaccharides.- 5.6 Other monosaccharides.- 5.7 The pentose phosphate pathway.- 5.8 Overview.- Answers to exercises.- Questions.- 6 Lipids: breakdown of fatty acids; brown fat; ruminant metabolism.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Triacylglycerols as energy reserves.- 6.3 Oxidation of fatty acids.- 6.4 Thermogenesis.- 6.5 Ruminant metabolism.- 6.6 Overview.- Answers to exercises.- Questions.- 7 Amino acid catabolism.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Protein degradation.- 7.3 Removal of nitrogen from amino acids.- 7.4 Essential amino acids.- 7.5 Carbon chain catabolism.- 7.6 Interconversion of amino acids and transamination.- 7.7 Pathways for nitrogen excretion.- 7.8 Biosynthesis of urea.- 7.9 Overview.- Answers to exercises.- Questions.- Answers to questions.

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GOR005918301
Energy in Biological Systems by Edited by C. Smith
Edited by C. Smith
Molecular & Cell Biochemistry
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Chapman and Hall
1991-06-30
196
0412407701
9780412407703
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