Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Life at the Molecular Level, 5th Edition

Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Donald Voet
Judith G. Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt

© 2016

WileyPLUS is an easy way for students to learn, collaborate, and grow. With WileyPLUS and Fundamentals of Biochemistry students have an opportunity to engage with the content in an enhanced way through interactive exercises, embedded figures and media in an online environment. Instructors can easily add in their own assets to the course. Students can engage with each other and their instructors through a collaboration space to pose questions and share ideas. Finally, students can create a personalized study plan, assess progress along the way, and make deeper connections as they interact with the course material and each other.


Sample Calculation Videos

Students come to biochemistry with different levels of maths skills. These embedded videos, created by Charlotte Pratt, walk students through the sample calculations provided for key equations throughout the text.

Brief Bioinformatics Exercises

A series of 73 short, assessable, and content-specific bioinformatics projects (at least two per chapter). They introduce students to the rich variety of biochemical tools used by professionals in the field, and shows them how to mine this information, thereby illuminating the connections between theory and applied biochemistry and stimulating student interest and proficiency in the subject. 

Extended Bioinformatics Projects

A set of 12 newly updated exercises, covering the contents and uses of databases related to nucleic acids, protein sequences, protein structures, enzyme inhibition, and other topics. The exercises use real data sets, pose specific questions, and prompt students to obtain information from online databases and to access the software tools for analyzing such data. 

Animated Process Diagrams

The many process diagrams in the text have each been broken down into discrete steps that students can navigate at their desired pace. These resources are intended to enrich the learning process for students, especially those who rely heavily on visual information. Whereas some resources, particularly the animated figures and animated process diagrams, are brief and could easily be incorporated into an instructor’s classroom lecture, all the resources are ideal for student self-study, allowing students to proceed at their own pace or back up and review as needed. All the media resources are keyed to specific figures or sections of the text, so students can explore molecular structures and processes as they work through a chapter. 

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to the Chemistry of Life
  2. Water
  3. Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids, and Genetic Information
  4. Amino Acids
  5. Proteins: PrimaryStructure
  6. Proteins: Three-Dimensional Structure
  7. Protein Function: Myoglobin and Hemoglobin, Muscle Contraction, and Antibodies
  8. Carbohydrates
  9. Lipids and Biological Membranes 
  1. Membrane Transport
  2. Enzyme Kinetics, Inhibition, and Control
  3. Biochemical Signaling
  4. Introduction to Metabolism
  5. Glucose Catabolism
  6. Glycogen Metabolism and Gluconeogenesis
  7. Citric Acid Cycle
  8. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation
  9. Photosynthesis (Available online) 
  1. Lipid Metabolism
  2. Amino Acid Metabolism
  3. Mammalian Fuel Metabolism: Integration and Regulation
  4. Nucleotide Metabolism
  5. Nucleic Acid Structure
  6. DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
  7. Transcription and RNA Processing
  8. Protein Synthesis
  9. Regulation of Gene Expression