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Main Title Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function [electronic resource] /
Author Buxbaum, Engelbert.
Publisher Springer US,
Year Published 2007
Call Number QD415-436
ISBN 9780387684802
Subjects Life sciences. ; Medicine. ; Chemistry. ; Biochemistry. ; Cytology. ; Biomedical engineering.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XI, 367 p. With 3-D glasses. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Protein structure -- Amino acids -- Protein structure -- Purification and characterisation of proteins -- Protein sequencing -- Enzymes -- Enzymes are biocatalysts -- Enzyme kinetics -- Haemoglobin and myoglobin: co-operativity -- Enzyme kinetics: special cases -- Special proteins -- Prion proteins and prion diseases -- Immunoproteins -- Cell skeleton -- Motor proteins and movement -- Cell-cell interactions -- Aiding in folding: molecular chaperones and chaperonins -- Membrane transport -- Transport of proteins into mitochondria -- Intracellular protein transport -- Transport of solutes across membranes. Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function Engelbert Buxbaum, Dr. rer. nat. This book serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of protein structure and function. Starting with their make up from simple building blocks called amino acids, the 3-dimensional structure of proteins is explained. This is followed by an introduction into enzymology and modern concepts of enzyme kinetics, taking into account the physiological and medical significance of this often neglected topic. Also covered in the text are enzymes, biocatalysts, enzyme kinetics, hemoglobin, myoglobin, prion proteins, immunoproteins, motor proteins and movement, cell-cell interactions, molecular chaperones and chaperonins, transport of proteins into mitochondria, transport of proteins between cell compartments, transport of solutes across membranes, analytic techniques, protein-ligand interactions, protein purification, and protein structure, size and shape, emphasizing the link between protein structure, physiological function and medical significance. This book is an introductory text for researchers in protein biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry, biophysics and biomedical research. The book also makes an ideal textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in protein structure and function, and a supplementary text for related courses. About the Author Dr. Buxbaum is a biochemist with interest in enzymology and protein science. Dr. Buxbaum has been working on the biochemistry of membrane transport proteins for almost 20 years and has taught courses in biochemistry and molecular medicine at several universities. "The analytical descriptions of structure, biophysics and function of proteins is an extremely important aspect of today's education in biochemistry." Martin Sagermann, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara