Antoine Lavoisier, the author of the "chemical revolution," also did much to estabish the foundations for the fields of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Here, Frederic Lawrence Holmes gives us an intimate portrait of Lavoisier's investigations, ranging over twenty years, from 1773 to 1792, on respiration, fermentation, and plant and animal matter. These studies, Holmes finds, were not simply belated applications of Lavoisier's established chemical theories, but intimately bound from the beginning to his more widely known research on combustion and calcination.
First published in 1966, THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE has held its own as a clear and authoritative introduction to the world of biochemistry. This fourth edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in DNA and protein synthesis, cell regulation, and their social and medical implications.
Chemistry underlies life. This book establishes the relationship between the focal point of chemistry - the molecule - and the key characteristics of living organisms. The key is the interactions between small molecules and macromolecules leading to metabolic control, memory and learning, the senses, and drug action.
Writing in a popular and well illustrated style, leading young scientists describe their research and give their visions of future developments. Topics include studies of atoms and molecules in motion; development of new processes and materials; nature's secrets of biological growth and form, progress in understanding the human body and mind. Introduced by Robert May, the book conveys the excitement and enthusiasm of the young authors. The book offers definitive reviews for anyone with a general interest in the future directions of science.
The first volume in a new series dedicated to protein degradation, this book lays the foundations of targeted protein breakdown via the ubiquitin pathway. The outstanding importance of the ubiquitin pathway has been recognized with the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Aaaron Chiechanover, Avram Hershko, and Irwin Rose. Aaron Ciechanover is one of the editors of this series, and Avram Hershko has contributed to the opening chapter of the present volume. Drawing on the the expertise of two Nobel prize winners, this handy reference compiles information on the initial steps of the ubiquitin pathway. Starting out with a broad view of protein degradation and its functions in cellular regulation, it then goes on to examine the molecular mechanisms of ubiquitin conjugation and recycling in detail. All currently known classes of ubiquitin protein ligases are treated here, including latest structural data on these enzymes. Further volumes in the series cover the function of the proteasome, and the roles of the ubiquitin pathway in regulating key cellular processes, as well as its pathophysiological disease states. Required reading for molecular biologists, cell biologists and physiologists with an interest in protein degradation.
"WHAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE BIG, WILL BE SMALL", a word by an engineer at a recent conference on chips technology. This sentence is particularly true for chemistry. Microfabrication technology emerged from microelectronics into areas like mechanics and now chemistry and biology. The engineering of micron and submicron sized features on the surface of silicon, glass and polymers opens a whole new world. Micromotors smaller than human hair have been fabricated and they work fine. It is the declared goal of the authors to bring these different worlds together in this volume. Authors have been carefully chosen to guarantee for the quality of the contents. An engineer, a chemist or a biologist will find new impulses from the various chapters in this book.
The field of Bioinorganic Chemistry has grown significantly inrecent years; now one of the major sub-disciplines of InorganicChemistry, it has also pervaded other areas of the life sciencesdue to its highly interdisciplinary nature. Bioinorganic Chemistry: Inorganic Elements in the Chemistryof Life, Second Edition provides a detailed introduction to therole of inorganic elements in biology, taking a systematicelement-by-element approach to the topic. The second edition ofthis classic text has been fully revised and updated to include newstructure information, emerging developments in the field, and anincreased focus on medical applications of inorganic compounds. Newtopics have been added including materials aspects of bioinorganicchemistry, elemental cycles, bioorganometallic chemistry, medicalimaging and therapeutic advances. Topics covered include: Metals at the center of photosynthesis Uptake, transport, and storage of essential elements Catalysis through hemoproteins Biological functions of molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium andchromium Function and transport of alkaline and alkaline earth metalcations Biomineralization Biological functions of the non-metallic inorganicelements Bioinorganic chemistry of toxic metals Biochemical behavior of radionuclides and medical imaging usinginorganic compounds Chemotherapy involving non-essential elements This full color text provides a concise and comprehensive review ofbioinorganic chemistry for advanced students of chemistry,biochemistry, biology, medicine and environmental science.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.