||Jul 20, 2006 by Biology Editorial Board
||The Medical Biochemistry Page is a collection of web pages each of which
focuses on a biochemical pathwway, process, or disease. The Illustrations consist almost entirely of simple line drawings of pathways, chemical structures, or graphs. Topics include: Ionic Equilibria, Thermodynamics, Chemistry of Biomolecules, Protein Structure, Hemoglobin and Myoglobin, Enzyme Kinetics, Vitamins and Co-enzymes, Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis, Metabolism of Ethanol, Glycogen Metabolism, Regulation of Blood Glucose Levels, Metabolism of Major Non-Glucose Sugars, The TCA Cycle and PDH, Pentose Phosphate Pathway, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Metabolism of Lipids, Phospholipid Metabolism, Sphingolipid Metabolism, Eicosanoid Metabolism, Fatty Acid Oxidation, Cholesterol and Bile Metabolism, AMPK: Master Metabolic Regulator, Lipoproteins, Glycoprotein Synthesis, The Extracellular Matrix, Glycosaminoglycans and Proteoglycans, Glucuronate Metabolism, Type 1 and 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Nucleotide Metabolism, Nitrogen Metabolism and the Urea Cycle,
Amino Acid Metabolism, Specialized Products of Amino Acids, Iron, Heme and Porphyrin Metabolism, DNA Metabolism, RNA Metabolism, Protein Synthesis, Protein Modifications and Targeting, Inborn Errors in Metabolism, Table of Common Vertebrate Hormones, Steroid Hormones and Receptors, Peptide Hormones and Receptors, Biochemistry of Nerve Transmission, Control of Gene Expression, Blood Coagulation, Muscle Biochemistry, Molecular Tools of Medicine, Growth Factors and Cytokines, Signal Transduction, Signaling by Wnts and the TGF-b/BMP Families, Oncogenes and Cancer, Tumor Suppressors and Cancer
||No goals are stated,
but the site provides a resource for motivated individuals
to look up topics and read detailed descriptions of them. These articles could
be used to gain familiarity with or to review various biochemical pathways and
underpinnings of biological processes in some detail.
|Target Student Population:
||Medical students, would also be appropriate for undergraduates.
|Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
||Basic organic chemistry and some physiology. A scientific/medical vocabulary that includes terms at the level of homeostasis, assay, hyperglycemia. Knowledge of the structure and function of the fundamental classes of biomolecules such as sugars, fats, etc. Algebra
|Type of Material:
||A good reference. Undergraduates and medical students can refer to these pages to get a clear and succinct explanation of a pathway, process or disease.
Considerable detail is available if desired. Extensive linking between related topics allows for review of background material, or follow-up with related