Chapter 2. Biochemistry Fundamentals

  1. Rosette M. Roat-Malone

Published Online: 19 MAR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471265330.ch2

Bioinorganic Chemistry: A Short Course

Bioinorganic Chemistry: A Short Course

How to Cite

Roat-Malone, R. M. (2002) Biochemistry Fundamentals, in Bioinorganic Chemistry: A Short Course, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471265330.ch2

Author Information

  1. Washington College, Chestertown, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2003
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471159766

Online ISBN: 9780471265337



  • biochemistry;
  • fundamentals;
  • proteins;
  • nucleic acids;
  • zinc-finger proteins;
  • genes;
  • cloning;
  • amino acid building blocks


Biochemistry concerns itself with the study of life at the molecular level. An introduction to the biochemistry topics of proteins, protein kinetics, nucleic acids, and genetics is presented in this chapter. In addition, a discussion of genomics and proteomics introduces topics of current relevance. The last section of the chapter discusses zinc-finger proteins, a topic that combines information introduced in this chapter on proteins, protein analysis, DNA, DNA binding, and cloning.