Seventh Edition   ©2017

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

David L. Nelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison) , Michael M. Cox (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-2611-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-2611-6; Format: Cloth Text, 1328 pages

Lehninger Hallmarks
Students taking biochemistry for the first time often have difficulty with two key aspects of the course: approaching quantitative problems and applying what they learned in organic chemistry. Central to this book’s popularity are the effective ways it helps students overcome these difficulties:
Focus on Chemical Logic
► Section 13.2, Chemical Logic and Common Biochemical Reactions, discusses the common biochemical reaction types that underlie all metabolic reactions, helping students to connect organic chemistry with biochemistry.
 Chemical logic figures for each of the central metabolic pathways highlight the conservation of mechanism and illustrate patterns that make learning pathways easier.
► Mechanism figures help students understand the reaction process step by step, explaining a consistent set of conventions for each mechanism.
 
Clear Art
► Smarter renditions of classic figures are easier to interpret.
► Molecular structures created specifically for this book use consistent shapes and color schemes.
► Figures with numbered, annotated steps help explain complex processes.
► Summary figures help students keep the big picture in mind while learning the specifics.
 
Problem-Solving Tools
 In-text Worked Examples take students through particular difficult equations to improve their quantitative problem-solving skills.
► More than 600 end-of-chapter problems give students further opportunity to practice what they have learned.
► Data Analysis Problems (one at the end of each chapter), contributed by Brian White of the University of Massachusetts–Boston, encourage students to synthesize what they have learned and apply their knowledge to the interpretation of data from the literature.
 
Key Conventions
For review and easy reference throughout, Principles of Biochemistry highlights important assumptions and ideas that students are expected to assimilate without being told (for example, peptide sequences are written from amino- to carboxyl-terminal end, left to right; nucleotide sequences are written from 5´ to 3´ end, left to right).