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October 19, 1940

Annual Review of Biochemistry

JAMA. 1940;115(16):1394. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810420080028

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This book, like its companion volumes that have appeared annually since 1932, is indispensable for those who wish to obtain a reading acquaintance with the present status of certain topics in the biochemical field. The present volume contains twenty-six articles by experts in different countries. Much attention is given to the enzymes, which is proper because of the growing knowledge of the importance of enzymes in the mechanism of biochemical processes. There are reviews on biologic oxidations and reductions, proteolytic enzymes and nonproteolytic enzymes. The subjects of other reviews are the biochemistry of carbohydrates and glycosides, the acyclic constituents of natural fats and oils, the lipids, sterols, amino acids and proteins and compounds of sulfur. The subjects of the metabolism of fat, carbohydrate, protein and amino acids are also included. Of special medical interest is a review of clinical applications of biochemistry. Vitamins, hormones, plant pigments, viruses and the organic

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