1. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition by David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox, Hardcover: 1100 pages, Publisher: W. H. Freeman
The fourth edition of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry is truly one of the the best books on the subject. The first chapters of the past edition have been simplified into one single chapter. Also new is an innovative graphical style for depicting enzyme reaction mechanisms. The first chapter introduces the human genome. Biochemical insights derived from the human genome are integrated throughout the text. Tracking the emergence of genomics and proteomics, the chapter establishes DNA technology as a core topic and a path to understanding metabolism, signaling, and other topics covered in the middle chapters of this edition. Includes up-to-date coverage of microarrays, protein chips, comparative genomics, and techniques in cloning and analysis.
2. Biochemistry by Donald Voet, Hardcover: 1616 pages, Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition
An opulent and expansive comprehensive textbook for students who have had the equivalent of one year of college chemistry and at least one semester of organic chemistry, as well as a one-year college course in general biology in which elementary biochemical concepts were discussed. Don and Judy Voet explain biochemical concepts while offering a unified presentation of life and its variation through evolution. Incorporates both classical and current research to illustrate the historical source of much of our biochemical knowledge. This edition has been updated to reflect the enormous advances in molecular and protein structure. Integrated Biochemical Interactions CD.
3. Principles of Biochemistry With a Human Focus by Reginald H. Garrett, Charles M. Grisham, Hardcover: 976 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
This book provides pre-med, junior, and senior science majors the most up-to-date coverage of biochemistry and a distinct focus on the topics most relevant to human health and medicine. Written by a chemist (Grisham) and a biologist (Garrett), the book presents biochemistry from a balanced perspective. It stresses the principles governing structure, function, and interactions of biological molecules. Adds a chapter on the protein life cycle and reports recent RNA findings.
4. The Molecular Basis of Cell Cycle and Growth Control by Gary S. Stein (Editor), Renato Baserga, Antonio Giordano, David T. Denhardt, Hardcover: 389 pages, Publisher: Wiley-Liss
Cell growth and regulation has become a subject of vital interest to basic researchers and clinicians alike. Never has the need for authoritative reviews such as this been greater. Comprising contributions by an international team of scientists at the forefront of one of today’s liveliest areas of biomedical research, this book reports on the state-of-the-science in cell growth and regulation from the conceptual, experimental, and clinical perspective. Written at a level that will appeal to professionals as well as graduate and medical students, it explores a wide range of related topics, with an emphasis on the identification of checkpoints and restriction points and the mechanisms of proliferation competency and cell cycle progression, including: DNA replication and S phase; Mitosis and meiosis; Gene expression and gene regulatory mechanisms; Signal transduction and integration of regulatory information; Differentiation, development, and programmed cell death; Cellular senescence and immortalization.
5. Experiments in Biochemistry: A Hands-On Approach by Shawn O. Farrell, Ryan T. Ranallo, Paperback: 324 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
The experiments have been classroom rested through multiple semesters. They are proven to work and can be completed in a normal lab period. Alternate versions of experiments allow for easy use in labs which meet once a week or multiple times a week. The manual also makes it easy for students to use due to six “Tip” boxes located throughout the text, which give pointers on how to perform the labs and six “Essential Information” boxes that highlight pertinent information. There are also references and further reading sections located at the end of each chapter.