Table of Contents

Part I: Molecular Components of Cells

Chapter 1: Chemistry is the Logic of Biological Phenomena

Chapter 2: Water, pH and Ionic Equilibria

Chapter 3: Amino Acids

Chapter 4: Proteins: Their Biological Functions and Primary Structure

Chapter 5: Proteins: Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure

Chapter 6: Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids

Chapter 7: Structure of Nucleic Acids

Chapter 8: Recombinant DNA: Cloning and Creation of Chimeric Genes

Chapter 9: Lipids and Membranes

Chapter 10: Carbohydrates and Cell Surfaces

Part II: Enzymes and Energetics

Chapter 11: Enzyme Kinetics

Chapter 12: Enzyme Specificity and Allosteric Regulation

Chapter 13: Mechanisms of Enzyme Action

Chapter 14: Coenzymes and Vitamins

Chapter 15: Thermodynamics of Biological Systems

Chapter 16: ATP and Energy-Rich Compounds

Part III: Metabolism and Its Regulation

Chapter 17: Metabolism - An Overview

Chapter 18: Glycolysis

Chapter 19: The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle

Chapter 20: Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation

Chapter 21: Gluconeogenesis, Glycogen Metabolism, and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway

Chapter 22: Photosynthesis

Chapter 23: Fatty Acid Metabolism

Chapter 24: Lipid Biosynthesis

Chapter 25: Metabolic Integration and the Unidirectionality of Pathways

Chapter 26: Nitrogen Acquisition and Amino Acid Metabolism

Chapter 27: The Synthesis and Degradation of Nucleotides

Part IV: Genetic Information

Chapter 28: DNA: Genetic Information, Recombination and Mutation

Chapter 29: DNA Replication and Repair

Chapter 30: Transcription and the Regulation of Gene Expression

Chapter 31: The Genetic Code

Chapter 32: Protein Synthesis and Degradation

Chapter 33: Molecular Evolution

Part V: Molecular Aspects of Cell Biology

Part V: Molecular Aspects of Cell Biology is published separately in a paperback edition by Saunders College Publishing.