The number one bestselling textbook for the introductory biochemistry course because it brings clarity and coherence to an often unwieldy discipline, offering a thoroughly updated survey of biochemistry's enduring principles, definitive discoveries, and groundbreaking new advances with each edition.
This new Seventh Edition maintains the qualities that have distinguished the text since Albert Lehninger's original edition-clear writing, careful explanations of difficult concepts, helpful problem-solving support, and insightful communication of contemporary biochemistry's core ideas, new techniques, and pivotal discoveries. Again, David Nelson and Michael Cox introduce students to an extraordinary amount of exciting new findings without an overwhelming amount of extra discussion or detail. With this edition, W.H. Freeman and Sapling Learning have teamed up to provide the book's richest, most completely integrated text/media learning experience yet, through an extraordinary new online resource; SaplingPlus. See `Instructor Resources' and `Student Resources' for further information.
David L. Nelson is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is also the Academic Program Director for university's Institute for Cross-college Biology Education. Michael M. Cox was born in Wilmington, Delaware. After graduating from the University of Delaware in 1974, Cox went to Brandeis University to do his doctoral work with William P. Jencks, and then to Stanford in 1979 for postdoctoral study with I. Robert Lehman. He moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983, and became a full professor of biochemistry in 1992. His research focuses on recombinational DNA repair processes. In addition to the work on this text, Cox is a co-author of four editions of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry. He has received awards for both his teaching and his research, including the 1989 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry, and two major teaching awards from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin System. Hobbies include travel, gardening, wine collecting, and assisting in the design of laboratory buildings.
Chapter 1: The Foundations of Biochemistry.- Chapter 2: Water.- Chapter 3: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins.- Chapter 4: The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins.- Chapter 5: Protein Function.- Chapter 6: Enzymes.- Chapter 7: Carbohydrates and Glycobiology.- Chapter 8: Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids.- Chapter 9: DNA-Based Information Technologies.- Chapter 10: Lipids.- Chapter 11: Biological Membranes and Transport.- Chapter 12: Biosignaling.- Chapter 13: Bioenergetics and Biochemical Reaction Types.- Chapter 14: Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis, and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway.- Chapter 15: Principles of Metabolic Regulation.- Chapter 16: The Citric Acid Cycle.- Chapter 17: Fatty Acid Catabolism.- Chapter 18: Amino Acid Oxidation and the Production of Urea.- Chapter 19: Oxidative Phosphorylation and Photophosphorylation Oxidative Phosphorylation.- Chapter 20: Carbohydrate Biosynthesis in Plants and Bacteria.- Chapter 21: Lipid Biosynthesis.- Chapter 22: Biosynthesis of Amino Acids, Nucleotides, and Related Molecules.- Chapter 23: Hormonal Regulation and Integration of Mammalian Metabolism.- Chapter 24: Genes and Chromosomes.- Chapter 25: DNA Metabolism.- Chapter 26: RNA Metabolism.- Chapter 27: Protein Metabolism.- Chapter 28: Regulation of Gene Expression.