Essentials of Biochemistry Pankaja Naik
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Pankaja Naik PhD Professor SMBT Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center Department of Biochemistry Nashik Maharashtra India
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Essentials of Biochemistry
First Edition:2012
Second Edition: 2017
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5Dedicated to
My Parents6
This second edition of Essentials of Biochemistry is a clear, concise, comprehensive and in full color, exam oriented ideal textbook for medical, dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and other health sciences students. This book is revised and updated keeping in view all categories of students and it addresses their needs in a simple manner. Essentials of Biochemistry has been streamlined to focus on only the most essential biochemical concepts and avoids details not required by undergraduate students. Additional information has been given in the form of diagrams, tables, and flowcharts to understand the topics and its proper perspective.
The text has been so presented that the students would find it easy to attempt any question in the form of objective type or essay type after going through the text. To facilitate the student learning, I have added new features:
After reading this book, reader suggestion and healthy criticism will be of great help in the future improvement of the book. I would like you to send me your feedback at
Pankaja Naik8
I express my profound gratitude to Honorable Shri Balasaheb Thorat (MLA and Trustee), and Honorable Dr Sudhirji Tambe (MLA and Trustee), SMBT Sevabhavi Trust, Nashik, Maharashtra, India for their keen interest in all the academic activities of the faculty members. I sincerely express my gratitude to Dr Harshal Tambe, the dynamic Managing Trustee, SMBT Sevabhavi Trust, Nashik, Maharashtra, India, for his continuous support and encouragement.
I am grateful to all my colleagues and students from various institutes and universities across the world as reviewers. Their suggestions and thoughtful comments have been of immense help to me in maintaining the excellence of the second edition. I would like to acknowledge and thank the help rendered by Dr Pankaj Kamble, Dr Sandip Lambe and Ms Asmita Patil, my colleagues in the department.
Special thanks to Mr SD Kurhe (Chief Officer) and Dr BM Deshpande (Administrative Officer), SMBT Sevabhavi Trust for all the cooperation extended by them to me.
I profusely thank Mr Mukesh Kale, artist/DTP operator, Nashik, Maharashtra, India for his help in completing the script within the due period.
I am grateful to Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman) and Mr Ankit Vij (Group President), M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India for their motivating passion and all the timely help extended in bringing out the second edition. I wish to thank Mr Chandrashekhar S Gawade, Branch Manager, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India for his unfailing personal support in the preparation of the second edition. I also wish to thankMs Payal Bharti (Project Manager), Mr Umar Rashid (Development Editor) and staff of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers for their cooperation and patience during the preparation and publication of the second edition.
Last but not least, I thank my husband Mr Shekhar and my son Mr Sushrut for understanding and supporting me to complete the task successfully.10