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Protein Engineering and Design

Discusses the past, present, and future of experimental protein engineering and computational protein design
Appeals to a broad spectrum of readers with carefully balanced content
Contains both highly technical discussions and concrete examples
Includes chapters that may be read independently based on the background and interest level of the reader
Highlights the importance of various technical developments in light of current research practices

By: Sheldon J Park (Editor), Jennifer R Cochran (Editor)

416 pages, 30 colour & 96 b/w illustrations, 13 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Aug 2009 | #210522 | ISBN-13: 9781420076585
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Experimental protein engineering and computational protein design are broad but complementary strategies for developing proteins with altered or novel structural properties and biological functions. By describing cutting-edge advances in both of these fields, Protein Engineering and Design aims to cultivate a synergistic approach to protein science.

Experimental Protein Engineering
The first half of Protein Engineering and Design discusses experimental approaches to protein engineering and starts by describing several high-throughput screening platforms for protein engineering. Key techniques used for diversity generation are also discussed. The next few chapters present examples of therapeutics, enzymes, biomaterials, and other proteins that have been engineered by rational or combinatorial approaches. The section finishes with a chapter on the use of non-natural amino acids in protein engineering.

Computational Protein Design
The second half of Protein Engineering and Design introduces computational protein design, beginning with a chapter on computational and informatics algorithms used in protein engineering. Core components of computational protein design are then discussed in detail, and examples of heuristic protein design are provided. Subsequent chapters present examples of how computational design has played a critical role in advancing the field of protein engineering. Concluding with a chapter outlining current challenges in the field, Protein Engineering and Design makes computational protein design and diversity-oriented protein engineering widely accessible to a broad audience in academia and industry alike.


Phage Display Systems for Protein Engineering, A. Ernst and S. S. Sidhu

Cell Surface Display Systems for Protein Engineering, S. J. Moore, M. J. Olsen, J. R. Cochran, and F. V. Cochran

Cell-Free Display Systems for Protein Engineering, P. A. Barendt and C. A. Sarkar

Library Construction for Protein Engineering, D. Lipovšek, M. Mena, S. M. Lippow, S. Basu, and B. M. Baynes

Design and Engineering of Synthetic Binding Proteins Using Nonantibody Scaffolds, S. Koide

Combinatorial Enzyme Engineering, P. C. Cirino and C. S. Frei

Engineering of Therapeutic Proteins, F. Wen, S. B. Rubin-Pitel, and H. Zhao

Protein Engineered Biomaterials, C. W. P. Foo and S. C. Heilshorn

Protein Engineering Using Noncanonical Amino Acids, D. Yuksel , D. Pamuk, Y. Ivanova, and K. Kumar

Computer Graphics, Homology Modeling, and Bioinformatics, D. F. Green

Knowledge-Based Protein Design, M. A. Fisher, S. C. Patel, I. Cherny, and M. H. Hecht

Molecular Force Fields, P. Koehl

Rotamer Libraries for Molecular Modeling and Design of Proteins, H. Kono

Search Algorithms, J. M. Shifman and M. Fromer

Modulating Protein Structure, M. S. Hanes, T. M. Handel, and A. B. Chowdry

Modulation of Intrinsic Properties by Computational Design, V. Nanda, F. Xu, and D. Hsieh

Modulating Protein Interactions by Rational and Computational Design, J. S. Marvin and L. L. Looger

Future Challenges of Computational Protein Design, E. J. Choi, G. Guntas, and B. Kuhlman

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Sheldon Park holds a B.A. in math and physics from the University of California (Berkeley), an M.S. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University. He studied protein engineering and design while working as a postdoc for Dr. Jeffery Saven and Dr. Eric Boder at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2006, he has been a professor of chemical and biological engineering at University at Buffalo. In his research, Dr. Park uses modeling and simulation to analyze protein molecules and uses high-throughput screening to engineer protein molecules of various structure and function. He is particularly interested in developing efficient methods of engineering complex protein molecules with potential biotechnological and biomedical applications.

Jennifer Cochran holds a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She studied and developed combinatorial protein engineering methods while a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of K. Dane Wittrup in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. Since 2005, she has been a professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. Dr. Cochran's laboratory uses interdisciplinary approaches in chemistry, engineering, and biophysics tostudy complex biological systems and to create designer protein therapeutics and diagnostic agents for biomedical applications. She is interested in elucidating molecular details of receptor-mediated cell signaling events and at the same time developing protein and polymer-based tools that will allow manipulation of cell processes on a molecular level.

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