Introduction to Protein Structure

Author: Carl Ivar Branden
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1136969896
Format: PDF
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Introduction to Protein Structure gives an account of the principles of protein structure, with examples of key proteins in their biological context generously illustrated in full color top illuminate the structural principles described in the text. The first few chapters introduce the general principles of protein structure both for novices and for non-specialists needing a primer. Subsequent chapters use specific examples of proteins to show how they fulfill a wide variety of biological functions. The book ends with chapters on the experimental approach to determining and predicting protein structure, as well as engineering new proteins to modify their functions.

Introduction to Protein Structure

Author: Carl-Ivar Brändén
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815323050
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new edition gives an up-to-date account of the principles of protein structure, with examples of key proteins in their biological context, illustrated in colour to illuminate the structural principles described in the text.

Introduction to protein structure

Author: Carl Branden
Publisher: Textbooks
Format: PDF
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A contemporary account of the principles of protein structure, with examples of proteins in their biological context. Includes chapters on the general principles, specific examples of structures and on determining and predicting.

Introduction to Proteins

Author: Amit Kessel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498747183
Format: PDF
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Introduction to Proteins shows how proteins can be analyzed in multiple ways. It refers to the roles of proteins and enzymes in diverse contexts and everyday applications, including medical disorders, drugs, toxins, chemical warfare, and animal behavior. This edition includes a brand-new chapter on enzymatic catalysis and biochemistry, an in-depth discussion of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and a wider-scale description of methods for studying proteins.

Introduction to Protein Structure Prediction

Author: Huzefa Rangwala
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470470596
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A look at the methods and algorithms used to predict protein structure A thorough knowledge of the function and structure of proteins is critical for the advancement of biology and the life sciences as well as the development of better drugs, higher-yield crops, and even synthetic bio-fuels. To that end, this reference sheds light on the methods used for protein structure prediction and reveals the key applications of modeled structures. This indispensable book covers the applications of modeled protein structures and unravels the relationship between pure sequence information and three-dimensional structure, which continues to be one of the greatest challenges in molecular biology. With this resource, readers will find an all-encompassing examination of the problems, methods, tools, servers, databases, and applications of protein structure prediction and they will acquire unique insight into the future applications of the modeled protein structures. The book begins with a thorough introduction to the protein structure prediction problem and is divided into four themes: a background on structure prediction, the prediction of structural elements, tertiary structure prediction, and functional insights. Within those four sections, the following topics are covered: Databases and resources that are commonly used for protein structure prediction The structure prediction flagship assessment (CASP) and the protein structure initiative (PSI) Definitions of recurring substructures and the computational approaches used for solving sequence problems Difficulties with contact map prediction and how sophisticated machine learning methods can solve those problems Structure prediction methods that rely on homology modeling, threading, and fragment assembly Hybrid methods that achieve high-resolution protein structures Parts of the protein structure that may be conserved and used to interact with other biomolecules How the loop prediction problem can be used for refinement of the modeled structures The computational model that detects the differences between protein structure and its modeled mutant Whether working in the field of bioinformatics or molecular biology research or taking courses in protein modeling, readers will find the content in this book invaluable.

Introduction to Protein Architecture

Author: Arthur M. Lesk
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198504740
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is truly a monument to the architecture of proteins: a gorgeous tour of the structures that dwell within us. The 'frozen music' of biology is clearly presented in beautiful detail. The computer-generated renderings give pause to anyone who wonders what God was up to when She thought about creating life. Proteins, as represented here, are Her finest efforts. Visually stunning is only the most obvious aspect of this amazing introduction to structural genomics (proteinomics): the systematic study of protein structures. This is a serious graduate level textbook. The text should be considered for any introductory graduate level course in biochemistry. Beginning with sound chemical principles, the text lays a solid foundation for the concepts of secondary and tertiary structure within protein. The author builds a superstructure from which to view the motifs of cofactor binding domains and active sites in enzymes.Based on the authors successful book on the principles of protein structure This book explains the general characteristics of proteins that underlie the very great variety of protein folding patterns observed in nature. It is profusely illustrated with superb computer graphics in full colour throughout the text. Most of the illustrations are stereo diagrams, which are stunning three-dimensional representations of protein structure. The book also introduces the use of the World Wide Web in bioinformatics. To suit the needs of courses, each chapter includes recommended reading, lists of useful web sites, traditional exercises, and a newly-introduced type of exercise called a weblem, for WEB-based probLEM.

Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function

Author: Engelbert Buxbaum
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331919920X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book serves as an introduction to protein structure and function. Starting with their makeup from simple building blocks, called amino acids, the 3-dimensional structure of proteins is explained. This leads to a discussion how misfolding of proteins causes diseases like cancer, various encephalopathies, or diabetes. Enzymology and modern concepts of enzyme kinetics are then introduced, taking into account the physiological, pharmacological and medical significance of this often neglected topic. This is followed by thorough coverage of hæmoglobin and myoglobin, immunoproteins, motor proteins and movement, cell-cell interactions, molecular chaperones and chaperonins, transport of proteins to various cell compartments and solute transport across biological membranes. Proteins in the laboratory are also covered, including a detailed description of the purification and determination of proteins, as well as their characterisation for size and shape, structure and molecular interactions. The book emphasises the link between protein structure, physiological function and medical significance. This book can be used for graduate and advanced undergraduate classes covering protein structure and function and as an introductory text for researchers in protein biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, chemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and related courses. About the author: Dr. Buxbaum is a biochemist with interest in enzymology and protein science. He has been working on the biochemistry of membrane transport proteins for nearly thirty years and has taught courses in biochemistry and biomedicine at several universities.

Introduction to Protein Science

Author: Arthur Lesk
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199541302
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introduction to Protein Science provides a broad introduction to the contemporary study of proteins in health and disease, suitable for students on biological, biochemical, and biomedical degrees internationally. The book relates the study of proteins to the context of modern high-throughput data streams of genomics and proteomics.


Author: Thomas E. Creighton
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716770305
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This landmark work provides a comprehensive description of the molecular, chemical and physical properties of proteins. It brings together in one convenient, authoritative resource coverage of all aspects of proteins - biosynthesis, evolution, dynamics, ligand binding and catalysis, in addition to their structures. "To read this book is to be in the company of a stimulating teacher-one who can be by turns encouraging as he covers familiar ground with a rigorous but fresh approach, disturbing as he exposes the weaknesses of some conventional explanation, and exhilarating as he highlights the many rather simple questions which cannot yet be satisfactorily answered." Trends in Biochemical Sciences

Protein Structure and Function

Author: Gregory A. Petsko
Publisher: New Science Press
ISBN: 0878936637
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Published by New Science Press and distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Oxford University PressThis text introduces general principles of protein structure, folding, and function, then goes beyond these basics to tackle the conceptual basis of inferring structure and function from genomic sequence. It is the first book in a series, Primers in Biology, employing a modular design in whichchapters are divided into topics, each occupying one two-page spread that includes the relevant text, illustrations (in full color), definitions, and references.The book has five chapters. The first is an introduction to the principles of protein structure and folding, with emphasis on proteins' biophysical properties. The second describes the principles of the main biochemical functions of proteins, namely binding and catalysis, with a short section on theproperties of structural proteins. Chapter 3 covers the regulation of protein function, containing concise descriptions of all the regulatory mechanisms that operate on proteins, from pH to phosphorylation, with several sections on protein switches based on nucleotide hydrolysis. Chapter 4introduces the principles whereby structure and function are deduced from sequence, with illustrative examples. The final chapter addresses how data on protein structure is gathered, interpreted, and presented.Written for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, Protein Structure and Function is also be for working scientists needing an up-to-date introduction to the field.