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Title Biochemistry for sport and exercise metabolism / Donald MacLaren, James Morton.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken N.J. : Wiley, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 249 pages) : color illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
Subject Human mechanics.
Biochemistry.
Sports -- Physiological aspects.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects.
Energy metabolism.
Muscles -- Metabolism.
Energy Metabolism.
Sports -- physiology.
Exercise -- physiology.
Contents Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism; Contents; Preface; One Basic Muscle Physiology and Energetics; 1 Energy sources for muscular activity; 1.1 Adenosine triphosphate: the energy currency; 1.2 Energy continuum; 1.3 Energy supply for muscle contraction; 1.4 Energy systems and running speed; 1.5 Why can't a marathon be sprinted?; 1.6 Energy sources and muscle; 1.7 Can muscle use protein for energy?; 1.8 Key points; 2 Skeletal muscle structure and function; 2.1 Skeletal muscle structure; 2.1.1 Gross anatomical structure; 2.1.2 The muscle fibre; 2.2 Muscle contraction.
2.2.1 Propagation of the action potential2.2.2 Excitation-contraction coupling; 2.2.3 The sliding filament mechanism; 2.3 Muscle fibre types; 2.3.1 General classification of muscle fibres; 2.3.2 Muscle fibre distribution; 2.3.3 Muscle fibre recruitment; 2.4 Muscles in action; 2.4.1 Types of muscle contraction; 2.4.2 The twitch contraction; 2.4.3 The length-tension relationship; 2.4.4 Tetanus contractions; 2.4.5 Force-velocity relationship; 2.4.6 Muscle fatigue; 2.5 Key points; 3 Biochemical concepts; 3.1 Organization of matter; 3.1.1 Matter and elements; 3.1.2 Atoms and atomic structure.
3.1.3 Atomic number and mass number3.1.4 Atomic mass; 3.1.5 Ions, molecules, compounds and macronutrients; 3.2 Chemical bonding; 3.2.1 Ionic bonds; 3.2.2 Covalent bonds; 3.2.3 Molecular formulae and structures; 3.2.4 Functional groups; 3.3 Chemical reactions, ATP and energy; 3.3.1 Energy; 3.3.2 ATP; 3.3.3 Units of energy; 3.3.4 Types of chemical reactions; 3.4 Water; 3.4.1 General functions of water; 3.4.2 Water as a solvent; 3.5 Solutions and concentrations; 3.6 Acid-base balance; 3.6.1 Acids, bases and salts; 3.6.2 pH Scale; 3.6.3 Buffers; 3.7 Cell structure; 3.7.1 The plasma membrane.
3.7.2 The nucleus3.7.3 Cytoplasm and organelles; 3.8 Key points; Two Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Biochemistry; 4 Proteins; 4.1 Protein function; 4.1.1 General protein function; 4.2 Amino acids; 4.2.1 Amino acid structure; 4.3 Protein structure; 4.3.1 Primary structure; 4.3.2 Secondary structure; 4.3.3 Tertiary structure; 4.3.4 Quaternary structure; 4.4 Proteins as enzymes; 4.4.1 Mechanisms of enzyme action; 4.4.2 Factors affecting rates of enzymatic reactions; 4.4.3 Coenzymes and cofactors; 4.4.4 Classification of enzymes; 4.4.5 Regulation of enzyme activity; 4.5 Protein turnover.
4.5.1 Overview of protein turnover4.5.2 DNA structure; 4.5.3 Transcription; 4.5.4 The genetic code; 4.5.5 Translation; 4.6 Amino acid metabolism; 4.6.1 Free amino acid pool; 4.6.2 Transamination; 4.6.3 Deamination; 4.6.4 Branched chain amino acids; 4.6.5 Glucose-alanine cycle; 4.6.6 Glutamine; 4.6.7 The urea cycle; 4.7 Key points; 5 Carbohydrates; 5.1 Relevance of carbohydrates for sport and exercise; 5.2 Types and structure of carbohydrates; 5.2.1 Monosaccharides; 5.2.2 Disaccharides and polysaccharides; 5.3 Metabolism of carbohydrates; 5.3.1 Glycogenolysis; 5.3.2 Glycolysis.
Summary "This book will provide them with the basics of the subject presented in a clear, accessible style placed firmly within a sporting context"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Morton, James, 1982-
Other Title Print version: MacLaren, Donald, 1947- Biochemistry for sport and exercise metabolism. Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken N.J. : Wiley, 2012