Medical Biochemistry is supported by over forty years of teaching experience, providing coverage of basic biochemical concepts, including the structure and physical and chemical properties of hydrocarbons, lipids, proteins, and nucleotides in a straightforward and easy to comprehend language. The book develops these concepts into the more complex aspects of biochemistry using a systems approach, dedicating chapters to the integral study of biological phenomena, including particular aspects of metabolism in some organs and tissues, and the biochemical bases of endocrinology, immunity, vitamins, hemostasis, and apoptosis.
Dr. Gustavo Blanco is an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Cordoba, Argentina and currently a Professor at Kansas University Medical Center. Dr. Antonio Blanco is an M.D. and Ph.D. at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. He was Research Associate at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at Baltimore (US) for 4 years. He has been the Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry of the National University of Cordoba for 31 years and is currently Emeritus Professor of the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. He is also a member of several academic societies, including the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina.
1. Chemical Composition of Living Beings 2. Water 3. Proteins 4. Carbohydrates 5. Lipids 6. Nucleic Acids 7. Elements of Thermodynamics and Biochemical Kinetics 8. Enzymes 9. Biological Oxidations: Bioenergetics 10. Antioxidants 11. Membranes 12. Digestion - Absorption 13. Metabolism 14. Carbohydrate Metabolism 15. Lipid Metabolism 16. Amino Acid Metabolism 17. Heme Metabolism 18. Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism 19. Integration and Regulation of Metabolism 20. Metabolism in Some Tissues 21. The Genetic Information (I) 22. The Genetic Information (II) 23. Regulation of Gene Expression 24. Posttranslational Protein Modifications 25. Biochemical Basis of Endocrinology (I) Receptors and Signal Transduction 26. Biochemical Bases of Endocrinology (II) Hormones and Other Chemical Intermediates 27. Vitamins 28. Water and Acid-Base Balance 29. Essential Minerals 30. Molecular Basis of Immunity 31. Hemostasis 32. Apoptosis