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Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

By: Roger L Lundblad

CRC Press

Hardback | May 2010 | Edition: 4 | #179665 | ISBN-13: 9780849391682
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Edited by renowned protein scientist and bestselling author Roger Lundblad, with the assistance of Fiona Macdonald of CRC Press, this fourth edition of the Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology represents a dramatic revision -- the first in two decades -- to one of biochemistry's most referenced works. This edition gathers a wealth of information not easily obtained, including information not found on the web.

Offering a molecular perspective not available 20 years ago, it provides basic and updated information on proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Presented in an organized, concise, and simple-to-use format, this popular reference allows quick access to the most frequently used data. It covers a wide range of topics, including amino acids, peptides, synthetic poly acids, vitamins, coenzymes, proteomics, genomics, and cell biology, as well as physical and chemical data. It also details the properties of commonly used biochemicals and laboratory solvents.

! a welcome addition to the list of handbooks available through CRC Press. I am sure it will find heavy use in both basic research and biotechnology. --David Lide, Former Editor-in-Chief, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, From the Foreword


Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins Properties of Amino Acids Data on the Naturally Occurring Amino Acids Structures and Symbols for Synthetic Amino Acids Incorporated Into Synthetic Polypeptides Unnatural Amino Acids for Incorporation into Proteins Properties of the I -Keto Acid Analogs of Amino Acids I ,I -Unsaturated Amino Acids Amino Acid Antagonists Coefficients of Solubility Equations of Certain Amino Acids in Water Heat Capacities, Absolute Entropies, and Entropies of Formation of Amino Acids and Related Compounds Heat of Combustion, Enthalpy and Free Energy of Formation of Amino Acids and Related Compounds Solubilities of Amino Acids in Water at Various Temperatures Heats of Solution of Amino Acids in Aqueous Solution at 25 C Free Energies of Solution and Standard Free Energy of Formation of Amino Acids in Aqueous Solution at 25 C Far Ultraviolet Absorption Spectra of Amino Acids UV Absorption Characteristics of N-Acetyl Methyl Esters of the Aromatic Amino Acids, Cystine and of N-Acetylcysteine Numerical Values of the Absorbances of the Aromatic Amino Acids in Acid, Neutral and Alkaline Solutions Luminescence of the Aromatic Amino Acids Luminescence of Derivatives of the Aromatic Amino Acids Luminescence of Proteins Lacking Tryptophan Luminescence of Proteins Containing Tryptophan Hydrophobicities of Amino Acids and Proteins Chemical Specificity of Reagents for Protein Modification Reagents for the Chemical Modification of Proteins Protein pK Values Protease Inhibitors and Protease Inhibitor Cocktails Assay of Solution Protein Concentration Spectrophotometric Determination of Protein Concentration in the Short-Wavelength Ultraviolet Lipids A Comprehensive Classification System for Lipids Properties of Fatty Acids and Their Methyl Esters Densities, Specific Volumes, and Temperature Coefficients of Fatty Acids from C8 to C12 Composition and Properties of Common Oils and Fats Androgens Bile Acids Corticoids Estrogens Progestogens Sterols Prostaglandins and Related Fatty-Acid Derived Materials Vitamins and Coenzymes Properties of Vitamins Biological Characteristics of Vitamins Properties for Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbate-2-Sulfate Vitamers Vitamin Names Discarded Nucleic Acids UV Spectral Characteristics and Acidic Dissociation Constants of 280 Alkyl Bases, Nucleosides, and Nucleotides Ultraviolet Absorbance of Oligonucleotides Containing 2a -O-Methylpentose Residues Spectrophotometric Constants of Ribonucleotides Purines, Pyrimidines, Nucleosides, and Nucleotides: Physical Constants and Spectral Properties Chemical Modification of Nucleic Acids Transfection Technologies Carbohydrates Introduction to Carbohydrates Natural Alditols, Inositols, Inososes, and Amino Alditols and Inosamines Natural Acids of Carbohydrate Derivation Natural Aldoses Natural Ketoses Carbohydrate Phosphate Esters The Naturally Occurring Amino Sugars Oligosaccharides (Including Disaccharides) Mucopolysaccharides (Glycosaminoglycans) Physical and Chemical Data Recommendations for Nomenclature and Tables in Biochemical Thermodynamics Standard Transformed Gibbs Energies of Formation for Biochemical Reactants Enthalpy, Entropy, and Free Energy Values for Biochemical Redox Reactions Oxidation-Reduction Potentials, Absorbance Bands and Molar Absorbance of Compounds used in Biochemical Studies Calorimetric I"H Values Accompanying Conformational Changes of Macromolecules in Solution Free Energies of Hydrolysis and Decarboxylation Deci-Normal Solutions of Oxidation and Reduction Reagents Guidelines for Potentiometric Measurements in Suspensions Part A. The Suspension Effect Ionization Constants of Acids and Bases Guidelines for NMR Measurements for Determination of High and Low pKa Values Measurement and Interpretation of Electrokinetic Phenomena Measurement of pH Definition, Standards, and Procedures General Comments on Buffers List of Buffers Bronsted Acidities Measurement of pH Buffer Solutions Amine Buffers Useful for Biological Research Preparation of Buffers for Use in Enzyme Studies Buffer for Acrylamide Gels (Single-Gel Systems) Starch Gels Indicators for Volumetric Work and pH Determinations Acid and Base Indicators Specific Gravity of Liquids Viscosity and Density Tables A Listing of Log P Values, Water Solubility, and Molecular Weight for Some Selected Chemicals Chemicals Commonly Used in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Their Properties Common Detergents Used in Biochemical Research Some Properties of Detergents and Surfactants Used in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Some Biological Stains and Dyes Mordant Dyes Metal Chelating Agents Water Stability of Solutions for GLP and cGMP Use General Information on Spectroscopy Microplates Plastics Chemical and Physical Properties of Various Commercial Plastics Generic Source-Based Nomenclature for Polymers Definitions of Terms Relating to Reactions of Polymers and to Functional Polymeric Materials Definitions of Terms Related to Polymer Blends, Composites, and Multiphase Polymeric Materials Organic Name Reactions Useful in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Enzymes in Synthetic Organic Chemistry Therapeutic Enzymes Weights of Cells and Cell Constituents Particle Diameter Appendix A: Abbreviations and Acronyms Appendix B: Glossary of Terms Useful in Biochemistry Index

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