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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by WonderBoy, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Hey guys,
    Have you guys used this book. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson and Cox(Third edition). Just curious about what you guys think about the book. I am using it this fall at Stony Brook undergrad.
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  3. jimjones

    jimjones Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    lehninger for an undergrad biochem class? I thought I was the only one. I had to memorize everything in that book. I ended up studying more for that year long class than all others combined, and ended up with a B- :eek:
  4. daveshnave

    daveshnave Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 9, 2001
    As far as I can tell, according to "the norm," both Lehninger & Cox and Stryer's Biochem are the gold standard in biochem.. both were used in my undergrad courses. Personally I prefer Voet & Voet's Biochemistry, although I've never found it anywhere other than as a 3rd biochem textbook at my undergrad(UCSD)... (they're husband/wife Penn professors). It's the most modern biochem text I've seen, and has great computer diagrams of molecular modeling, etc, which is great to demonstrate structural biochem. For me it was the clearest and most concise, especially with the figures.
  5. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2001
    At UCSD, we used Lehninger for undergrad biochem (from chem dept), whereas they used Voet (for bio based biochem). Lehninger (who died several years ago) was also used by the med school at UCSD so its structured a but differently than than Voet or Stryer. Lehninger got me through biochem in grad school, so I swear by it, but different strokes for different folks..

  6. Eric

    Eric Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 1999
    I used that book at Stony Brook too and now I am using the same book in Med school so hold on to it, it's just fine.
  7. Cobragirl

    Cobragirl Hoohaa helper ;) 10+ Year Member

    Aug 18, 2000
    In residency HELL
    Just like Eric, I used the book in undergrad Biochem I & II...and will be using it again (same edition and everything!) in med-school. Nice and convienant for me...since I wrote my notes in the margins! :D

    PS- I think it's a great book with very understandable illustrations, diagrams, etc.
  8. Barton

    Barton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    Minneapolis, MN
    Nelson and Cox are the instructors for my biochem 507 class this fall. Not surprisingly, we use Nelson and Cox.
  9. Vasiley Zaitsev

    Vasiley Zaitsev Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2001

    Oh gosh..stop your bitching. That book isn't hard! In fact, it is quite basic, and builds up from scratch. A in bchem I, A in bchem II...

  10. That is the text I used in PA school.
  11. jimjones

    jimjones Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    oh gosh... you sure are a star occ16 :rolleyes:
  12. relentless11

    relentless11 Going broke and loving it Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    At UCD, we used both Lehninger and Voet. My first quarter class was Voet, but the 2nd quarter we had a choice of Lehninger. The Professor did his lectures with the Lehninger book, and i enjoyed it that way more. The Lehninger book is more appealing to the eye. More illustrations. I have both books, and i tend to use the Lehninger book more. I think it also comes with a pretty good study guide thing. You can use that book as a note book rather than writing in some spiral bound one. It also comes with pics from the textbook.

    On another note, Lehninger being hard? I think both Voet and Lehninger are pretty equal. I just like pictures more personally.
  13. Wasabi

    Wasabi Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Chicago, Illinois
    Lehninger is the bible of biochemistry. Buy it and you'll definitely find it useful throughout your undergrad years and medical school.
  14. trouserz

    trouserz Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    question... why is biochem soo hard is it the memoirization?
  15. jimjones

    jimjones Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    I think it is the memorization. If you are told to memorize all of the pathways of amino acid and nucleic acid synthesis, for instance, and told to make sure to know all intermediate structures and names, enymes, the works, and given about a week, this is HARD. despite what some of the above posters claim. :p

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