Book review for "Seven Molecules"
The seven molecules are not just the seven basic elements, but the variety of the seven types of biomolecules: water, sugar, fats, amino acids, active ingredients, proteins, nucleotides. The authors of this book will help you to think about it and think about it.
Your job is to memorize how chemical structure, physical properties, spatial form and physiological function are related. The first part is about the membrane vesicles. In the second part, things get dynamic: the neural interactions through which messages are exchanged, modulated, and relayed. Here, reversible covalent labeling provides the fine-tuning and alignment. It is primarily charge carriers that control. Some stimulating examples of adenyl phosphate energetics are discussed in more detail. Oxygen transport and light sensitivity show particularly impressively how the seven molecules are now revealing a still wonderful chemistry. Target readers will take this for granted. That is the purpose of this handy, well-made book.
It is in the nature of the matter and the authors that they not only describe it externally, but also penetrate into the chemical functionalization and function, for example in the distinction between the usefulness and harmfulness of a molecular species. The illustrations are very carefully thought out, including the physical-chemical" events". The formula print is clear and sterically flawless. The idiosyncratic fun language takes some getting used to. On the other hand, the series of questions at the end of each chapter encourages reflection. Their answer can be found in the appendix.
An attentive readership is to be wished for the book. The price is not too prohibitive.