Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice CONTENIDO: Introduction. The Structural and Biochemical Hierarchy of a Cell and a Human -- Essential topics in dynamic biochemistry. Energy: In the Body, Tissues and Biochemical Processes -- Enzymes: Activities, Properties, Regulation and Physiology -- Transport into the Body: The Gastrointestinal Tract, Digestion and Absorption -- Transport into the Cell: Particles, Molecules and Ions -- Essential metabolism. Carbohydrate Metabolism -- Fat Metabolism -- Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism -- Oxidation of Fuels and ATP Generation: Physiological and Clinical Importance -- Metabolism of Ammonia and Nucleic Acids --Synthesis of Fatty Acids, Triacylglycerol, Phospholipids and Fatty Messengers: The Roles of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids -- Hormones: From Action in the Cell to Function in the Body -- Essential processes of life.
Physical Activity: In Non-Athletes, Athletes and Patients -- Mental Activity and Mental Illness -- Nutrition: Biochemistry, Physiology and Pathology --Starvation: Metabolic Changes, Survival and Death -- Defence Against Pathogens: Barriers, Enzymes and the Immune System -- Survival after Trauma: Metabolic Changes and Response of the Immune System -- Sexual Reproduction -- Growth and Death of Cells and Humans: The Cell Cycle, Apoptosis and Necrosis -- Serious diseases. Cancer: Genes, Cachexia and Death -- Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Heart Attack.