Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology

David Van Vranken, Gregory A. Weiss

Garland Science
Published November 16, 2012
Textbook - 504 Pages - 547 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815342144 - CAT# Y106025

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  • Integration of mechanistic arrow-pushing into the study of molecular and cellular biology.
  • Chapters begin with a list of Learning Objectives and end with Learning Outcomes.
  • More than 320 problems located throughout the text, with more challenging problems at the ends of chapters. Selected solutions available to students.
  • Illustrations use colors pedagogically to convey additional biochemical information about biooligomers.


Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology is the first textbook to blend modern tools of organic chemistry with concepts of biology, physiology, and medicine. With a focus on human cell biology and a problems-driven approach, the text explains the combinatorial architecture of biooligomers (genes, DNA, RNA, proteins, glycans, lipids, and terpenes) as the molecular engine for life. Accentuated by rich illustrations and
mechanistic arrow pushing, organic chemistry is used to illuminate the central dogma of molecular biology.

Introduction to Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and molecular biology, as well as those going into medicine and pharmaceutical science.


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