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Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function


By: Engelbert Buxbaum

368 pages, 232 illus


Hardback | Jul 2007 | #165826 | ISBN-13: 9780387263526
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Textbook for courses at both graduate and undergraduate level. Also for related courses in biochemistry, biochemistry lab, and methods. Contains comprehensive analytical description of structure, biophysics, and function of proteins. Also summarizes the techniques used to characterize protein and protein interactions.


Amino Acids.- Protein Structure.- Purification of proteins.- Protein Sequencing.- Enzymes are biocatalysts.- Enzyme kinetics.- Haemoglobin and Myoglobin.- Enzyme kinetics: Special cases.- Prion proteins and prion diseases.- Immunoproteins.- Cell Skeleton.- Motor proteins and movement.- Cell-cell interactions.- Aiding in folding: Molecular chaperones and chaperonins.- Transport of proteins into mitochondria.- Transport of proteins between cell compartments.- Transport of solutes across membranes.- Appendix.

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Dr Buxbaum is a Biochemist with interest in enzymology and protein science. He has special experience with isolation of soluble and membrane proteins, assay development, enzyme kinetics, binding and transport studies. Dr. Buxbaum has taught courses in biochemistry, protein science, and molecular medicine at various universities.

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