The Biochemistry of Cells

  • Edward K. Yeargers
  • Ronald W. Shonkwiler
  • James V. Herod


The purpose of this chapter is to present the structure of some of the molecules that make up a cell and to show how they are constructed under the supervision of hereditary elements of the cell. This will lead into a mathematical description of biological catalysis at the end of this chapter and is a necessary prelude to the discussion of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Chapter 10. As a result, this chapter contains a lot of biological information.


Free Energy Transition State Covalent Bond Lone Pair Living System 
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References and Suggested Further Reading

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    Thermodynamics: Harold J. Morowitz, Energy Flow in Biology, Academic Press, New York, 1968.Google Scholar
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    Biochemical structure: Lubert Stryer, Biochemistry, W.H. Freeman and Company, 2nd ed., 1981.Google Scholar
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    Biochemical structure and thermodynamics: Edward K. Yeargers, Basic Biophysics for Biology, CRC Press Inc., Boca Raton, FL., 1992.Google Scholar
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    Thermodynamics and enzyme function: R W. Atkins, Physical Chemistry, W.-H. Freeman and Co. New York, 3rd ed., 1986.Google Scholar
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    Chemical genetics: David T. Suzuki, Anthony J. F Griffiths, Jeffrey H. Miller and Richard C. Lewontin, An Introduction to Genetic Analysis, W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, 3rd ed., 1986.Google Scholar
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    Chemical genetics: James D. Watson, Nancy W. Hopkins, Jelfrey w. Koberts, Joan A. Steitz and Alan M. Weiner, Molecular Biology of the Gene, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Co., Inc., Menlo Park, CA., 4th ed., 1987.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward K. Yeargers
    • 1
  • Ronald W. Shonkwiler
    • 2
  • James V. Herod
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BiologyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of MathematicsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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