Contents: Section 1: Chemical Basis of Life. 1. Biochemical Perspective to Medicine. 2. Subcellular Organelles and Cell Membranes. 3. Amino Acids and Proteins. 4. Enzymology: General Concepts, Enzyme Kinetics, Isoenzymes and Clinical Enzymology. 5. Chemistry of Carbohydrates. 6. Chemistry of Lipids. Section 2: General Metabolism. 7. Overview of Metabolism. 8. Metabolic Pathways of Glucose. 9. Regulation of Blood Glucose, Insulin and Diabetes Mellitus. 10. Metabolic Pathways of Carbohydrates other than Glucose. 11. Metabolism of Fatty Acids. 12. Cholesterol and Lipoproteins. 13. Cardiovascular Diseases, Biomarkers of CVD and Hyperlipidemias. 14. Medium Chain Fatty Acid, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid, Prostaglandins and Compound Lipids. 15. General Amino Acid Metabolism: Urea Cycle and One-carbon Metabolism 16. Metabolism of Aliphatic Amino Acids (Glycine, Serine, Methionine, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Lysine, Arginine, Nitric Oxide, Histidine, Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine). 17. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Amino Acids (Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Tryptophan, Histidine and Proline). 18. Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Prenatal Screening and Newborn Screening. 19. Citric Acid Cycle, Biological Oxidation and Electron Transport Chain. 20. Heme and Hemoglobin (Pigment Metabolism). Section 3: Clinical And Applied Biochemistry: 21. Liver and Gastric Function Tests. 22. Kidney Function Tests. 23. Plasma Proteins. 24. Acid-base Balance and pH. 25. Water Balance, Electrolyte Balance (Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Magnesium) and Body Fluids. 26. Free Radicals and Antioxidants. 27. Detoxification and Biotransformation of Xenobiotics. Section 4: Nutrition. 28. Fat Soluble Vitamins (A, D, E and K). 29. Water-Soluble Vitamins (Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Ascorbic Acid). 30. Mineral Metabolism and Abnormalities. 31. Energy Metabolism and Nutrition. 32. Heavy Metal Poisons and Environmental Pollution. Section 5: Molecular Biology. 33. Nucleotides: Chemistry and Metabolism. 34. Deoxyribonucleic Acid: Structure, Organization and Replication. 35. Transcription and Translation. 36. Inheritance, Mutations, Cell Cycle and Control of Gene Expression. 37. Recombinant DNA Technology and Gene Therapy. 38. Molecular Diagnostics. Section 6: Advanced Biochemistry. 39. Mechanisms of Action of Hormones. 40. Immunochemistry. 41. Biochemistry of Aids and HIV. 42. Biochemistry of Cancer. 43. Extracellular Matrix and Tissue Proteins in Health and Diseases. 44. Clinical Laboratory Practice: Laboratory Instrumentation, Techniques and Quality Control. 45. Applications of Isotopes in Medicine. Appendices. Index.
With this Ninth edition, the Textbook of Biochemistry for Medical Students is entering in the 24th year of existence. The Medical Council of India has accepted it as one of the standard textbooks. This book has also reached the hands of medical students of neighbouring countries of Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, etc; and distant countries in Africa and Europe. The textbook has a Spanish edition, with wide circulation in Central and South America. Slovak edition has also been published. Apart from the medical community, this book has also become popular among other biology group of students in India. The Medical Council of India has recently revised the MBBS curriculum, and this new edition incorporates all the relevant points and strictly adheres to the new curriculum.