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The Manga Guide to Biochemistry

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Follow along in The Manga Guide to Biochemistry as Kumi explores the mysteries of her body's inner workings. With the help of RoboCat, the professor's friendly endoscopic robot, you'll soar through the incredible chemical machinery that keeps us alive and get an up-close look at biopolymers like DNA and proteins, the metabolic processes that turn our food into energy, and the enzymes that fuel our bodies' chemical reactions. As you dive into the depths of plant and animal cells, you'll learn about:

The metabolism of substances like carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and alcohol
How the energy powerhouses known as mitochondria produce ATP
DNA transcription and the different types of RNA that work together to translate the genetic code into proteins
Enzyme kinetics, how they’re measured, and how enzyme inhibition works


Whether you're a medical student, an amateur scientist, or just curious about how your body turns cupcakes into energy, The Manga Guide to Biochemistry is your key to understanding the science of life.

Chapter 1: What Happens Inside Your Body?
Chapter 2: Photosynthesis and Respiration?
Chapter 3: Biochemistry in Our Everyday Lives?
Chapter 4: Enzymes are the Key to Chemical Reactions?
Chapter 5: Molecular Biology and the Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids

About the Author: Masaharu Takemura is an Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Science who specializes in molecular biology and life science. A Doctor of Medical Science, he has written several books about biology.