Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry
includes a brief history of biochemistry and emphasizes the interrelationships between biochemistry and medicine. Water and pH are reviewed, and the various orders of proteins structure are addressed.
begins with a chapter on hemoglobin, three chapters address the kinetics, mechanism of action, and metabolic regulation of enzymes. A chapter on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology reflects the ever-increasing importance of these topics in modern biochemistry, biology, and medicine.
addresses bioenergetics and the role of high energy phosphates in energy capture and transfer, the oxidation–reduction reactions involved in biologic oxidation, and metabolic details of energy capture via the respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation.
considers the metabolism of carbohydrates via glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, the pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen metabolism, gluconeogenesis, and the control of blood glucose.