Friday, 8 January 2010

How stuff works.

My preceding post got rather technical and delved into the finer points of cell biochemistry. For those who want to learn more about how cells work, I thoroughly recommend Metabolism at a Glance (Paperback) by Jack G Salway, Sen. Lecturer in Medical Biochemistry, University of Surrey. It's crammed with metabolic pathway diagrams.

I also recommend Medical Biochemistry at a Glance (Paperback) by Jack G Salway.

For general information on nutrition and metabolism, I recommend Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (Paperback) by David A Bender, Sen. Lecturer in Biochemistry, UCL.

A good website for information on how the body works is

The best site for information on fat loss, muscle gain etc is

A good website for enzyme structures is

Here's a searchable version of Biochemistry, by L Stryer.
It's a bit dry, but of interest is:-
Food Intake and Starvation Induce Metabolic Changes and
Phosphatidate Is a Common Intermediate in the Synthesis of Phospholipids and Triacylglycerols.

Here's NCBI Bookshelf where you can search many textbooks.

Update: Here are some cool Animations and Computer-Generated Movies by Harvard University.

Here's a YouTube video of ATP Synthase, which takes a proton gradient and, using a molecular motor-generator, converts ADP + Phosphate into ATP, the energy source that cells use.

Happy reading and viewing!


Dr.A said...

I bought the Metabolism at a Glance book a couple of years ago.. very useful.

Dr. B G said...

Thank you for your reading suggestions! Very helpful for me! I've been perusing Dr. Horn's site this past week and indeed there are quite a lot of good gems.

Anonymous said...

Great info! Thanks a lot.

LynMarie Daye said...

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 11th Edition can be downloaded for free! It's a great text.

Nigel Kinbrum BSc(Hons)Eng said...

Hi LynMarie.

Thanks for that. I love free stuff. Firefox is having difficulties with that link. It's using up increasing amounts of memory until there's none left and I have to do a re-start. I'll try IE instead.