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Authoritative history of protein science written by authors who have themselves made major contributions to the knowledge and understanding of these molecules.
CHEMISTRY; 1. The naming; 2. Crystallinity, haemaglobin; 3. The peptide bond; 4. Proteins are true macromolecules; 5. Bristling with charges; 6. Fibrous proteins; 7. Analytical imperative; 8. Amino acid sequence; 9. Subunits and domains; DETAILED STRUCTURE; 10. Early approaches to protein folding; 11. Hydrogen bonds and the alpha-helix; 12. Irving Langmuir and the hydrophobic factor; 13. Three-dimensional structure; PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTION; 14. An ancient and many-sided science; 15. Are enzymes proteins?; 16. Antibodies; 17. Colour vision; 18. Muscle contraction; 19. Cell membranes; HOW ARE PROTEINS MADE?; 20. The link to genetics; 21. After the double helix: the triple code; 22. The new alchemy; NOTES AND REFERENCES; INDEXES