Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry book of principles of biochemistry and molecular biology
The book is written by McGraw-Hill Medical , there are other books by this author at the link below.
Harper’s Biochemistry offers concise yet authoritative coverage of the principles of biochemistry and molecular biology. Written in a clear, accessible style, it progresses from the simplest chemical components to an explanation of the structure and working of cells. The new edition features more than 150 illustrations that further elucidate biochemical processes and shows how these are applied in modern medicine, agriculture and industry.
“Divided into 35 chapters, Harper’s Biochemistry is divided into three major areas: an introduction to biochemistry/molecular biology; physical chemistry; enzyme mechanisms.”
The book has been written with many instructors in mind and includes exercises on selected topics. It can be used as a textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses, or as a reference text for students specializing in the many bioscience fields such as medicine, biotechnology or pharmacology.
“Written for students by one of the world’s most respected experts, Harper’sBiochemistry is an in-depth study of biochemistry and molecular biology and provides a foundation for the advanced study of these fields.”
Harper’s Biochemistry 5th Edition is now available online.
“No! I am not insane. But I do think that enzymes are magic. In order to do their work the enzymes need to have a bond of attraction between the enzyme and its substrate, a bond of repulsion between it and this substrate, a hydrogen bond, or at least a hydrophobic-hydrophilic transference event. How does this happen? The answer is that enzymes are able to perform these functions even though they lack an internal molecular structure and thus are said to be “proteins”.
This is the basic idea that we shall try to elucidate in this chapter. It is a rather complicated topic, but I think it is worthwhile to study it. In the end, I hope you will understand what I wrote above; that enzymes are not magical but just as complicated as other molecules. And that you will not take offence from these few pages.”
Biochemistry (the science of biological molecules) is the central theme in this book, which aims to explain what biochemists do and why they do it. The book presents a clear, rigorous yet accessible exposition of these complex subjects.