9781936221561-193622156X-The Organic Chemistry of Biological Pathways

The Organic Chemistry of Biological Pathways

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ISBN-13: 9781936221561
ISBN-10: 193622156X
Edition: Second
Author: John McMurry, Tadhg Begley
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Format: Hardcover 576 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781936221561
ISBN-10: 193622156X
Edition: Second
Author: John McMurry, Tadhg Begley
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Format: Hardcover 576 pages

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Acknowledged authors John McMurry , Tadhg Begley wrote The Organic Chemistry of Biological Pathways comprising 576 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 193622156X and 9781936221561. Since then The Organic Chemistry of Biological Pathways textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 52.60 or rent at the marketplace.

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The Organic Chemistry of Biological Pathways was written for an audience of advanced undergraduates and graduate students who want a deeper understanding of the chemical reactions that take place in living organisms. The authors assume readers have a background in organic chemistry at the level of the typical two-semester college course. Although enzymes are crucial to biological reactions, the authors’ focus always remains on the reactivity patterns of the substrate molecules and on the organic, arrow-pushing details of the individual reactions.

The authors begin the book with a brief review chapter on the fundamental organic reaction mechanisms commonly found in biochemical pathways. Following this brush up on reaction mechanisms is a general introduction to the main classes of biomolecules. Then comes the heart of the book: full chapters devoted to the major metabolic pathways of the main classes of biomolecules—lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleotides, and secondary metabolites. In the course of these chapters, readers cover the chemistry of the common coenzymes, see examples of the common sorts of biological transformations, and ultimately begin to develop an understanding of the patterns found throughout bioorganic chemistry. The authors conclude with a summary of the reaction patterns and mechanisms frequently used in nature to effect chemical transformations, followed by a brief chapter summarizing some general themes of enzymatic catalysis.

All mechanisms have been updated in this second edition, and several hundred references to recent literature are given for those students who want more detail.

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