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Biochemistry, Update (with ThomsonNOW, InfoTrac Printed Access Card)

Biochemistry, Update (with ThomsonNOW, InfoTrac Printed Access Card)



  • Reginald H. Garrett
  • Charles M. Grisham   


  • Hardcover: 1216 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole; 3 edition (December 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495119121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495119128
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.2 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds


Book Description

In Biochemistry, the questions often are more exhilarating than the answers. This Updated Third Edition continues the unique conceptual and organizing framework, "Essential Questions." Guiding students through the density of the material by the use of section head questions, supporting concept statements, and summaries, this focused approach is supported by unparalleled text/media integration through BiochemistryNow, providing students with a seamless learning system. Beautifully and consistently illustrated, this text gives science majors the most current presentation of biochemistry available. Written by a chemist and a biologist, the book presents biochemistry from balanced perspectives. This Updated Edition includes "Emerging Insights into Biochemistry" at the end of each chapter, which present students with the latest advances in biochemical research. The Updated Edition also is enhanced by the power of the online assessment-centered learning tool, BiochemistryNow. This powerful online learning companion helps students gauge their unique study needs and provides them with a Personalized Learning plan that enhances their problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding.

Book Info

Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville. Textbook is provides the fundamental principles governing the structure, function, and interactions or biological molecules. Specifically discusses the molecular components of cells, protein dynamics, metabolism and its regulation, and information transfer. Features chapter exercises and summaries. Previous edition: c1998. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Reginald H. Garrett was educated in the Baltimore city public schools and at the John Hopkins University, where he received his Ph.D. in biology in 1968. Since that time, he has been at the University of Virginia, where he is currently Professor of Biology. He is the author of numerous papers and review articles on biochemical, genetic, and molecular biological aspects of inorganic nitrogen metabolism. His early research focused on the pathway of nitrate assimilation in filamentous fungi. His investigations contributed substantially to our understanding of the enzymology, genetics, and regulation of this major pathway of biological nitrogen acquisition. More recently, he has collaborated in systems approaches to the metabolic basis of nutrition-related diseases. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and private industry. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge on two sabbatical occasions, and served as Invited Professor at the University of Toulouse, France. He has taught biochemistry at the University of Virginia for 39 years. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Charles M. Grisham was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and educated at Benilde High School. He received his B.S. in chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1969 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1973. Following a postdoctoral appointment at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia, he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia, where he is Professor of Chemistry. He has authored numerous papers and review articles on active transport of sodium, potassium, and calcium in mammalian systems, on protein kinase C, and on the applications of NMR and EPR spectroscopy to the study of biological systems. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, the Research Corporation, the American Heart Association and the American Chemical Society. He is a Research Career Development Awardee of the National Institutes of Health, and in 1983 and 1984 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Aarhus University Institute of Physiology, Aarhus, Denmark. He held the Knapp Chair in Chemistry in 1999 at the University of San Diego. He has taught biochemistry and physical chemistry at the University of Virginia for 32 years. He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.



All in all, most suitable for a general audience, December 14, 2000

Undergraduate biochem at my school is taught by the biochem department (not surprising). However, as a result, we have all sorts of people taking the course from prospective chemists (me) to premeds and general bio sci majors. So the dept. uses this book and it’s probably the best compromise out there. Voet and Voet would be perfect if the course was taught exclusively for chemists, Stryer if the course was loaded up with premeds (horrifying thought, I know 🙂 ) But Garrett and Grisham have managed to write a rather well balanced text (one is in UVA’s bio dept., the other UVA’s chem dept) with plenty of both chemical insight and medical relevance. Based on (I’m sure) similar experiences they’ve had teaching biochem to a mixed audience, and knowing that most undergrad biochem courses tend to be taught to similar groups of students nationwide, this is the best book for a case like that. (However, I’m getting Voet and Voet as a reference for me personally one of these days.)

Outstanding professor, June 11, 2003

I took the Comparative Biochemistry at UVa taught by Prof. Garrett and it was the best class I took at UVa. He had an amazing way of organizing lectures so that I kept wanting to learn more and more as the hour went by. I didn’t even have to take a lot of notes, because he made things clear and it all sunk in. I was really inspired to do a good job on our research papers and really learned alot because of the types of things he taught us to think about. I was a terrible student, had awful grades especially in chemistry and biology but this class really stuck out. Oh, and I got an A too. Unlike alot of professors, he didn’t have a loud or condescending tone. While I didn’t pursue biochemistry any further, I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had because he was such a great professor and I enjoyed his class so much.