Integrative Human Biochemistry

A Textbook for Medical Biochemistry

  • Andrea T. da Poian
  • Miguel A. R. B. Castanho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Molecules of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 3-21
    3. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 23-47
    4. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 49-128
  3. The Interplay and Regulation of Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 131-156
    3. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 157-184
    4. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 185-221
    5. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 223-257
    6. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 305-340
    7. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 341-374
    8. Andrea T. Da Poian, Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
      Pages 375-407
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 409-421

About this book

Introduction

This book covers in detail the mechanisms for how energy is managed in the human body. The basic principles that elucidate the reactivity and physical interactions of matter are addressed and quantified with simple approaches. Three-dimensional representations of molecules are presented throughout the book so molecules can be viewed as unique entities in their shape and function. The book is focused on the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes in the context of human physiological situations such as fasting, feeding and physical exercise, in which metabolic regulation is highlighted. Furthermore the book uses key historical experiments that opened up new concepts in Biochemistry to further illustrate how the human body functions at molecular level, helping students to appreciate how scientific knowledge emerges.

This book also:

·            Elucidates the foundations of the molecular events of life

·      <      Uses key historical experiments that opened up new concepts in Biochemistry to further illustrate how the human body functions at molecular level, helping students to appreciate how scientific knowledge emerges

·           Provides realistic representations of molecules throughout the book

Advance Praise for Integrative Human Biochemistry

“This textbook provides a modern and integrative perspective of hum

an biochemistry and will be a faithful companion to health science students following curricula in whic

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this discipline is addressed. This textbook will be a most useful tool for the teaching community.”

–Joan Guinovart

Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain

President-elect of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,

IUBMB

Keywords

Body weight and metabolic diseases Catabolism of the major biomolecules Energy conservation in metabolism Integrative human biochemistry Mechanisms of ATP systhesis Metabolic responsis to hyperglycemia Metabolism during physical activity Regulation metabolism during hypoglicemia Regulation of metabolism

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrea T. da Poian
    • 1
  • Miguel A. R. B. Castanho
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Bioquímica Médica Leopoldo de MeisFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Institute of Biochemistry and Institute of Molecular Medicine, School of MedicineUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3058-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3057-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3058-6
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