Metabolic Regulation in Mammals presents the basic principles of metabolic control, based on investigations conducted during the past twenty years. It explains the impact of recent advances in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics on the field. Beginning with the basic concepts, this text covers all angles of metabolic regulation, including blood caloric homeostasis, cardiac and skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, and liver metabolism. Review questions, summary sections and worked examples help break down the complexity of the subject and allow the reader to review the principles and concepts presented. Details of metabolic pathways are provided for each body system, with accompanying charts to provide the reader with an overall perspective. This text is ideal for undergraduates across a range of biological and health science disciplines, particularly those taking one or two semester courses in metabolic regulation.
Introduction: Metabolism. Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions. Overview of Signal Transduction. Glycolysis. Citric Acid Cycle. Fatty Acid Oxidation. Amino Acid Metabolism. Glycogen. Gluconcogenesis. Synthesis of Triglycerides. Cholesterol. Metabolic Interrelationships of Tissue.
Professors Gibson and Harris both lecture at the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA.