IntechOpen Book Series

Biochemistry

DOI 10.5772/intechopen.72877ISSN 2632-0983

Latest publication October 18th, 2021

A collection of scientific Topics in Biochemistry - always open for submission with an Annual Volume published each calendar year with a dedicated ISSN and ISBN.

Led by Series Editor Dr. Miroslav Blumenberg and an international Editorial Board, all submissions are peer-reviewed and published immediately after acceptance.

The Book Series also publishes a program of research-driven Thematic Edited Volumes that focus on specific areas and allow for a more in-depth overview of a particular subject.

Scope

Biochemistry, the study of chemical transformations occurring within living organisms, impacts all areas of life sciences, from molecular crystallography and genetics to ecology, medicine, and population biology. Biochemistry examines macromolecules - proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids – and their building blocks, structures, functions, and interactions. Much of biochemistry is devoted to enzymes, proteins that catalyze chemical reactions, enzyme structures, mechanisms of action and their roles within cells. Biochemistry also studies small signaling molecules, coenzymes, inhibitors, vitamins, and hormones, which play roles in life processes. Biochemical experimentation, besides coopting classical chemistry methods, e.g., chromatography, adopted new techniques, e.g., X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, NMR, radioisotopes, and developed sophisticated microbial genetic tools, e.g., auxotroph mutants and their revertants, fermentation, etc. More recently, biochemistry embraced the ‘big data’ omics systems. Initial biochemical studies have been exclusively analytic: dissecting, purifying, and examining individual components of a biological system; in the apt words of Efraim Racker (1913 –1991), “Don’t waste clean thinking on dirty enzymes.” Today, however, biochemistry is becoming more agglomerative and comprehensive, setting out to integrate and describe entirely particular biological systems. The ‘big data’ metabolomics can define the complement of small molecules, e.g., in a soil or biofilm sample; proteomics can distinguish all the comprising proteins, e.g., serum; metagenomics can identify all the genes in a complex environment, e.g., the bovine rumen. This Biochemistry Series will address the current research on biomolecules and the emerging trends with great promise.

Series Editor

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Miroslav Blumenberg

New York University Langone Medical Center, United States of America

Publication details

DOI 10.5772/intechopen.72877

ISSN 2632-0983

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Topics in Biochemistry

Topic Editors

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Şükrü Beydemir

Anadolu University, Turkey

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Deniz Ekinci

Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey

Topic Editor

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Tomohisa Ogawa

Tohoku University, Japan

Topic Editor

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Yannis Karamanos

Artois University, France

Topic Editors

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Paolo Iadarola

University of Pavia, Italy

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Simona Viglio

University of Pavia, Italy

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