Chemistry for Biologists

Author: David Reed

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1408280841

Category: Science

Page: 520

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Chemistry for Biologists provides a focused yet chemically and mathematically rigorous introduction to those key aspects of chemistry that form the basis of biological processes. Written in a straightforward, accessible style, the book begins with an overview of basic chemical concepts. Building on these core principles, the reader is guided through subjects such as the structure and properties of organic molecules, equilibria, energetics, kinetics, biomolecules, reaction mechanisms, metabolism and structural methods. The relevance of each chemical concept to the study of biology is clearly explained at every stage, enabling students to develop a deep appreciation of the chemistry that underpins their chosen subject, and become confident in applying this knowledge to their own studies.
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Chemistry and Biology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080865768

Category: Science

Page: 391

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Alkaloids are a major group of natural products derived from a variety of organisms, which are widely used as medicinal and biological agents. This Series is world-renowned as the leading compilation of current reviews of this vast field. Internationally acclaimed for more than 40 years, this Series, founded by the late Professor R.H.F. Manske, continues to provide outstanding coverage of the rapidly expanding field of the chemotaxonomy, structure elucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis, and biology of all classes of alkaloids from higher and lower plants, marine organisms, or various terrestrial animals. Each volume provides, through its distinguished authors, up-to-date and detailed coverage of particular classes or sources of alkaloids. Over the years, this Series has become the standard in natural product chemistry to which all other book series aspire. The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Biology endures as an essential reference for all natural product chemists and biologists who have an interest in alkaloids, their diversity, and their unique biological profile. Indispensable reference work written by leading experts in the field Provides up-to-date, timely reviews on compounds and classes of great interest Covers synthesis, biosynthesis, biology, as well as isolation and structure elucidation An essential research tool for anyone working with alkaloids from a chemical or biological perspective
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BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists

Author: Julie Fisher,John Arnold

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9780203426678

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists is a concise book for undergraduates who have a limited background in chemistry. This book covers the main concepts in chemistry, provides simple explanations of chemical terminology, and illustrates underlying principles and phenomena in the life sciences with clear biological examples. Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition has been fully revised and updated and comprises new sections on water as a biological solvent, inorganic molecules and biological macromolecules.
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Comprehensive Natural Products II: Chemistry and Biology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080453821

Category: Science

Page: 7388

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This work presents a definitive interpretation of the current status of and future trends in natural products—a dynamic field at the intersection of chemistry and biology concerned with isolation, identification, structure elucidation, and chemical characteristics of naturally occurring compounds such as pheromones, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and enzymes. With more than 1,800 color figures, Comprehensive Natural Products II features 100% new material and complements rather than replaces the original work (©1999). Reviews the accumulated efforts of chemical and biological research to understand living organisms and their distinctive effects on health and medicine Stimulates new ideas among the established natural products research community—which includes chemists, biochemists, biologists, botanists, and pharmacologists Informs and inspires students and newcomers to the field with accessible content in a range of delivery formats Includes 100% new content, with more than 6,000 figures (1/3 of these in color) and 40,000 references to the primary literature, for a thorough examination of the field Highlights new research and innovations concerning living organisms and their distinctive role in our understanding and improvement of human health, genomics, ecology/environment, and more Adds to the rich body of work that is the first edition, which will be available for the first time in a convenient online format giving researchers complete access to authoritative Natural Products content
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Ether Lipids Chemistry and Biology

Author: Fred Snyder

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323149758

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Ether Lipids: Chemistry and Biology provides the major research breakthroughs in the chemistry and biology of ether lipids. This book contains 16 chapters and begins with the history of studies of ether lipids. The subsequent chapters deal with the chemical syntheses, analytical procedures, biological effects, and metabolic pathways of these lipids. Considerable chapters are devoted to the biochemical aspects of ether lipids in diverse species, such as mammals, birds, marine organisms, mollusks, protozoal, bacteria, and plants. These chapters also illustrate the suitability and usefulness of the various tissues to elucidate the role of these lipids in living systems. This text will be of value to chemists, biologists, biomedical scientists and researchers, and graduate students.
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Chemistry and Biology of Water, Air and Soil

Environmental Aspects

Author: J. Tölgyessy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080875125

Category: Science

Page: 857

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Environmental pollution is a universal problem which threatens the continued existence of mankind, rendering it one of the primary concerns of society. This book provides a comprehensive view of the chemistry and biology of water, air and soil, particularly those aspects connected with the protection of the environment. The first part of the book presents fundamental information on the chemistry and biology of water in its natural state, and the effects of water pollution from industry, traffic, agriculture and urbanization. It covers the composition of natural, service and wastewaters as well as methods of chemical and biological water analysis and water treatment. The second part deals with atmospheric problems, particularly the basic composition of atmosphere and the different sources of its pollution, methods of restriction, and air analysis. The final part of the volume focuses on the characteristics of soil and soil components, natural and anthropogenous soil processes, the chemistry, biology and microbiology of soil, and soil analysis. This book will be of great value to chemists, biologists, physicians, pharmacists, farmers, veterinarians and university students, as well as to those engaged in the sphere of environmental protection.
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Chemistry for Biologists

Author: Julie Fisher,John Arnold

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415680035

Category: Science

Page: 320

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"Knowledge you need in an instant! BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists, Third Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the subject that focuses on core information, with clear, simple diagrams that are easy for students to understand and recall in essays and exams. BIOS Instant Notes in Chemistry for Biologists, Third Edition, is fully up-to-date and covers: The elements -- Chemical bonds and molecular shape -- Water- the biological solvent -- Carbon, the basis for life on Earth -- 3D-molecular structure of organic compounds -- Small inorganic molecules of biological importance -- Some metals in biology -- Molecular interactions -- Common reaction types of carbon based compounds -- Organic compounds by chemical class -- Aromatic compounds -- Chemical synthesis of biological molecules -- Important biological macromolecules by class -- Aqueous behaviour -- Elementary thermodynamics -- Kinetics -- Spectroscopy -- Appendix "--
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Molecules in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Molecular Phenomena in Biological Sciences

Author: Jean Maruani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027725998

Category: Science

Page: 353

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Volume 1: General Introduction to Molecular Sciences Volume 2: Physical Aspects of Molecular Systems Volume 3: Electronic Structure and Chemical Reactivity Volume 4: Molecular Phenomena in Biological Sciences
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Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Chemistry and Biology

Author: Tracey Rouault

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110308428

Category: Science

Page: 672

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This volume on iron-sulfur proteins includes chapters that describe the initial discovery of iron-sulfur proteins in the 1960s to elucidation of the roles of iron sulfur clusters as prosthetic groups of enzymes, such as the citric acid cycle enzyme, aconitase, and numerous other proteins, ranging from nitrogenase to DNA repair proteins. The capacity of iron sulfur clusters to accept and delocalize single electrons is explained by basic chemical principles, which illustrate why iron sulfur proteins are uniquely suitable for electron transport and other activities. Techniques used for detection and stabilization of iron-sulfur clusters, including EPR and Mossbauer spectroscopies, are discussed because they are important for characterizing unrecognized and elusive iron sulfur proteins. Recent insights into how nitrogenase works have arisen from multiple advances, described here, including studies of high-resolution crystal structures. Numerous chapters discuss how microbes, plants, and animals synthesize these complex prosthetic groups, and why it is important to understand the chemistry and biogenesis of iron sulfur proteins. In addition to their vital importance in mitochondrial respiration, numerous iron sulfur proteins are important in maintenance of DNA integrity. Multiple rare human diseases with different clinical presentations are caused by mutations of genes in the iron sulfur cluster biogenesis pathway. Understanding iron sulfur proteins is important for understanding a rapidly expanding group of metabolic pathways important in all kingdoms of life, and for understanding processes ranging from nitrogen fixation to human disease.
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The Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues, Held in Chatham, Massachusetts on October 16-21, 1988

Author: Melvin J. Glimcher,Jane B. Lian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780677223209

Category: Science

Page: 968

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The proceedings of the Third International Conference (on title) held in Chatham, Mass., October, 1988. Presents coverage of many areas of the skeletal system, including new experimental techniques, research areas, ideas, and hypotheses. Discusses at length the chemical nature and structure of organic matrix components and their influence with respect to regulation of cell function. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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