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By: David Whitford
This text provides a superb introduction to the study of proteins, focusing on their structure and function. It covers the importance of proteins in biochemistry and introduces the concepts connected with protein folding in a user-friendly manner. The accompanying web site will include animated protein structures, problems and answers, and links to protein databases and other sites of interest.
...an invaluable resource...students of biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, structural biology, as well as medical and dental students will greatly benefit from reading this text... (Annals of Biomedical Engineering, December 2005) "...a worthwhile investment for the beginning student or for the advanced scientist seeking a better grasp of protein chemistry..." (Clinical Chemistry, November 2005) "An outstanding resource for introductory protein chemistry courses and a solid reference for those interested in proteins." (CHOICE, November 2005) " ... the distillation of years of lecturing and undergraduate feedback." (Journal of Biological Education, Spring 2006: Vol.40; 2)
Preface.1. An introduction to protein structure and function.2. Amino acids: the building blocks of proteins.3. The three-dimensional structure of proteins.4. The structure and function of fibrous proteins.5. The structure and function of membrane proteins.6. The diversity of proteins.7. Enzyme kinetics, structure, function and catalysis.8. Protein synthesis, processing and turnover.9. Protein expression, purification and characterization.10. Physical methods of determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins.11. Protein folding in vivo and in vitro.12. Protein structure and a molecular approach to medicine.Epilogue.Glossary.Appendices.Bibliography.References.Index.
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