Intended for the one-semester, sophomore/junior level course, Boyer's text is written for a range of majors including Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, and Environmental Studies. It is also appropriate for use in one-term Biochemistry courses now required for certification by the American Chemical Society. Prerequisites for the course include General and Organic Chemistry. Boyer enhances the understanding of biological processes by initiating the study of Biochemistry with nucleic acids, especially DNA, playing a more central role. Other biomolecules are treated as direct or indirect products. It is an approach that captures the student's attention by giving them a current and practical sense of Biochemistry and presenting applications that can be used in their careers. This focus makes the text particularly relevant for students in allied health, agriculture, and related programs. An accompanying interactive CD ROM/Web site provides additional opportunity for study and enrichment. It contains Animations, Concept Reviews, Cutting Edge Biochemistry Materials, and Structural Tutorials.
1. Biochemistry: Setting the Stage. 2. The Flow of Biological Information. 3. Biomolecules in Water. 4. Amino Acids, Peptides, & Proteins. 5. Protein Architecture & Biological Function. 6. Enzymes I: Reactions, Kinetics, Inhibition, Application. 7. Enzymes II: Coenzymes, Regulation, Catalytic Antibodies, & Ribozymes. 8. Carbohydrates: Structure & Biological Function. 9. Lipids, Biological Membranes, and Cellular Transport. 10. DNA and RNA: Structure and Function. 11. DNA Replication and Transcription. 12. Translation if RNA. 13. Recombinant DNA and Other Topics in Biotechnology. 14. Basic Concepts of Cellular Metabolism in Bioenergetics. 15. Metabolism of Carbohydrates. 16. Production of NADH and NADPH. 17. ATP Formation by Electron--Transport Chain. 18. Metabolism of Fatty Acids and Lipids. 19. Metabolism of Amino Acids and Other Nitrogenous Compounds. 20. Integration, Coordination, and Specialization in Metabolism.