Textbook of Biochemistry, 4th Edition
M D Rafi
216 x 280 mm
Year of Publishing
Territorial Rights
Universities Press

The fourth edition of Textbook of Biochemistry is a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts of biochemistry for undergraduate students of medicine. It covers all the topics and core competencies specified by the MCI in its 'competency-based undergraduate curriculum' effective from August 2019. The topics are developed in a manner that encourages students to think analytically as opposed to memory-based learning. Links between biochemistry and other medical subjects provided throughout the book help to reinforce this approach. A consistent feature of the book is the liberal use of illustrations, tabular layouts and highlighted text, which makes the assimilation and recall of the inherently complex aspects of biochemistry easy.

In this edition, descriptions of topics which may fall under the category of additional reading have been set off from the regular text in a smaller font size to distinguish them from the essential content. This feature, along with comprehensive chapter summaries will help students to optimise the time spent in revising for examinations. The chapter-end exercises comprising review questions, MCQs, case studies, riddles and other problems will further enhance the revision experience. The problems-based exercises and case studies often reveal additional insights on the core concepts covered in the book.

Rafi MD obtained his MBBS degree from Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, and MD from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. He is currently the Dean and Medical Director at Surabhi Medical College, Siddipet.

I Prelude — Molecular and Functional Organisation of Life
1. Learning Biochemistry
2. The Cell and Biological Membranes: Structure and Function

II Molecules of Life
3. Carbohydrates
4. Lipids
5. Amino Acids and Proteins
6. Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids
7. Enzymes
8. Vitamins

III Physiological Biochemistry
9. Biochemistry of Blood
10. Hemoglobin: Chemistry of Respiration
11. Heme Synthesis and Degradation
12. Digestion and Absorption

IV Metabolism
13. A Journey into Metabolism
14. Central Metabolism: Biological Oxidation
15. Metabolism of Carbohydrates
16. Metabolism of Lipids
17. Metabolism of Amino Acids
18. Metabolism of Nucleotides
19. Integration of Metabolism
20. Metabolism of Xenobiotics: Detoxification

V Nutrition
21. Minerals
22. Principles of Nutrition

VI Clinical Biochemistry
23. Water and Electrolytes
24. Acid–Base Balance
25. Organ Function Tests
26. Biochemistry of Cancer

VII Molecular Biology
27. DNA Metabolism
28. RNA Metabolism
29. Protein Biosynthesis
30. Regulation of Gene Expression

VIII Biotechnology and Immunology
31. Recombinant DNA Technology
32. Molecular Biology Techniques
33. Biochemical Techniques
34. Immunochemistry

IX Biochemical Perspective of Endocrinology
35. Hormone Action
36. Hypothalamic and Pituitary Hormones
37. Thyroid Hormones
38. Hormones of the Adrenal Gland
39. Hormones of the Gonads
40. Hormones of the Pancreas and Diabetes Mellitus

X Contemporary Topics

41. Extracellular Matrix
42. Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants
43. Biochemical Genetics
44. Environmental Pollutants, Toxins and Biomedical Waste Management
45. Human Genome Project and Bioinformatics
46. Gene Therapy

Key to MCQs
Appendix: Reference Values and Interpretation of Biochemical Parameters for Ready Clinical Reference
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