Biochemistry (Lippincott’s Illustrated Review) is written by Richard A. Harvey & Denise R. Ferrier. Proteins are the most abundant and functionally diverse molecules in living systems. Virtually all life processes depend on this kind of molecule. For example, enzymes and polypeptide hormones direct and regulate metabolism in the body, while contractile proteins in muscle allow movement. In bones, the protein collagen forms a framework for the deposition of calcium phosphate crystals, acting like steel cables in reinforced concrete. In the bloodstream, proteins, such as hemoglobin and plasmatic albumin, transport molecules essential for life, while immunoglobulins fight infectious bacteria and viruses. Soon, Proteins display an incredible diversity of functions, but they all share the common structural feature of being linear polymers of amino acids.
|Book Name||Biochemistry (Lippincott’s Illustrated Review)|
|Author of Book||Richard A. Harvey & Denise R. Ferrier|
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Fully updated for its fifth edition, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry enables students to quickly review and assimilate large amounts of complex information through powerful visual aids essential to mastering difficult biochemical concepts. Its distinctive outline format, full-color illustrations, end-of-chapter summaries, and USMLE-style review questions make it one of the most user-friendly books in the field. New features include expanded coverage of molecular biology.
A companion website offers fully searchable online text and additional USMLE-style questions for students and an image bank for teachers.