States Academic Press
Biological Science, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology - Biochemistry
Biochemistry is a sub-discipline of both biology and chemistry, which focuses on the various chemical processes related to living organisms. It attempts to understand the structure of tissues and organs by studying the chemical basis of biological mechanisms that occur within and in between the living cells. Some common biomolecules studied under this field are carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Metabolic activities like gluconeogenesis, glycolysis and aerobic respiration are also an important part of this discipline. The subject of biochemistry can be further classified into structural biology and enzymology. Structural biology deals with the molecular structure of various biological macromolecules such as membranes, DNA, RNA and proteins. These structures are divided into primary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure and quaternary structure. This book unfolds the innovative aspects of biochemistry which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of the subject matter. Some of the diverse topics covered herein address the varied branches that fall under this category. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.