Prediction of Protein Structure and the Principles of Protein Conformation

Author: G.D. Fasman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461315719
Format: PDF, ePub
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The prediction of the conformation of proteins has developed from an intellectual exercise into a serious practical endeavor that has great promise to yield new stable enzymes, products of pharmacological significance, and catalysts of great potential. With the application of predic tion gaining momentum in various fields, such as enzymology and immunology, it was deemed time that a volume be published to make available a thorough evaluation of present methods, for researchers in this field to expound fully the virtues of various algorithms, to open the field to a wider audience, and to offer the scientific public an opportunity to examine carefully its successes and failures. In this manner the practitioners of the art could better evaluate the tools and the output so that their expectations and applications could be more realistic. The editor has assembled chapters by many of the main contributors to this area and simultaneously placed their programs at three national resources so that they are readily available to those who wish to apply them to their personal interests. These algorithms, written by their originators, when utilized on pes or larger computers, can instantaneously take a primary amino acid sequence and produce a two-or three-dimensional artistic image that gives satisfaction to one's esthetic sensibilities and food for thought concerning the structure and function of proteins. It is in this spirit that this volume was envisaged.

Principles of Protein Structure

Author: G.E. Schulz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461261376
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New textbooks at all levels of chemistry appear with great regularity. Some fields like basic biochemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, and chemical thermodynamics are well represented by many excellent texts, and new or revised editions are published sufficiently often to keep up with progress in research. However, some areas of chemistry, especially many of those taught at the graduate level, suffer from a real lack of up-to-date textbooks. The most serious needs occur in fields that are rapidly changing. Textbooks in these subjects usually have to be written by scientists actually involved in the research which is advancing the field. It is not often easy to persuade such individuals to set time aside to help spread the knowledge they have accumulated. Our goal, in this series, is to pinpoint areas of chemistry where recent progress has outpaced what is covered in any available textbooks, and then seek out and persuade experts in these fields to produce relatively concise but instructive introductions to their fields. These should serve the needs of one semester or one quarter graduate courses in chemistry and biochemistry. In some cases the availability of texts in active research areas should help stimulate the creation of new courses.

Protein Structure and Function

Author: Gregory A. Petsko
Publisher: New Science Press
ISBN: 1405119225
Format: PDF
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Each title in the 'Primers in Biology' series is constructed on a modular principle that is intended to make them easy to teach from, to learn from, and to use for reference.

Introduction to Protein Structure

Author: Carl-Ivar Brändén
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815323050
Format: PDF
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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.

Exploring Protein Structure Principles and Practice

Author: Tim Skern
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319768581
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This textbook introduces the basics of protein structure and logically explains how to use online software to explore the information in protein structure databases. Readers will find easily understandable, step-by step exercises and video-trainings to support them in grasping the fundamental concepts. After reading this book, readers will have the skills required to independently explore and analyze macromolecular structures, will be versed in extracting information from protein databases and will be able to visualize protein structures using specialized software and on-line algorithms. This book is written for advanced undergraduates and PhD students wishing to use information from structural biology in their assignments and research and will be a valuable source of information for all those interested in applied and theoretical aspects of structural biology.

Introduction to Protein Structure

Author: Carl Ivar Branden
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1136969896
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Principles of Protein X ray Crystallography

Author: Jan Drenth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387985879
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New textbooks at all levels of chemistry appear with great regularity. Some fields such as basic biochemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, and chemical thermodynamics are well represented by many excellent texts, and new or revised editions are published sufficiently often to keep up with progress in research. However, some areas of chemistry, especially many of those taught at the graduate level, suffer from a real lack of up to-date textbooks. The most serious needs occur in fields that are rapidly changing. Textbooks in these subjects usually have to be written by scientists actually involved in the research that is advancing the field. It is not often easy to persuade such individuals to set time aside to help spread the knowledge they have accumulated. Our goal, in this series, is to pinpoint areas of chemistry where recent progress has outpaced what is covered in any available textbooks, and then seek out and persuade experts in these fields to produce relatively concise but instructive intro ductions to their fields. These should serve the needs of one-semester or one-quarter graduate courses in chemistry and biochemistry. In some cases, the availability of texts in active research areas should help stimulate the creation of new courses. Charles R. Cantor v Preface to the Second Edition Since the publication of the previous edition in 1994, X-ray crystallography of proteins has advanced by improvements in existing techniques and by addition of new techniques.

Protein Structure Prediction A Practical Approach

Author: Michael J. E. Sternberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0191588997
Format: PDF, ePub
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The three-dimensional structure of proteins is a key factor in their biological activity. There is an increasing need to be able to predict the structure of a protein once its amino-acid sequence is known; this book presents practical methods of achieving that ambitious aim, using the latest computer modelling algorithms. - ;The prediction of the three-dimensional structure of a protein from its sequence is a problem faced by an ever-increasing number of biological scientists as they strive to utilize genetic information. The increasing sizes of the sequence and structural databases, the improvements in computing power, and the deeper understanding of the principles of protein structure have led to major developments in the field in the last few years. This book presents practical computer-based methods using the latest computer modelling algorithms. -