Exploring Proteins: a students guide to experimental skills and methods

Paperback | February 28, 2009

byNicholas Price, Jacqueline Nairn

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Exploring Proteins offers a complete course in developing the skills - and self-confidence - to be able to understand the way proteins behave and the basis of the methods used to separate, identify and characterise them. Finding out about biological molecules and systems is a hands-on, experimental task: Exploring Proteins equips the reader with the skills they need to plan and carry out this experimental work, and to understand, analyse, and present the data their work generates. With a focus throughout on active learning, the book blends background information on proteins and protein biochemistry, with the methods used to study them, featuring extensive worked examples and questions throughout to help the reader check their understanding, and develop critical data-handlingskills for themselves. It also offers complete flexibility - with sample data sets for readers without access to a lab, and suggested protocols for use where students can be given the opportunity to collect data for themselves. With the emphasis of research shifting from genomics to proteomics, there has never been a more important time for students to master key biomolecular research skills. Exploring Proteins is the ideal companion and guide to ensure students develop the skills they need. The Online Resource Centre to accompany Exploring Proteins features the following resources for registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book in electronic format* Suggested protocols for the carrying out of experiments included in the book For students: * Detailed solutions to the end-of-chapter problems

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Exploring Proteins offers a complete course in developing the skills - and self-confidence - to be able to understand the way proteins behave and the basis of the methods used to separate, identify and characterise them. Finding out about biological molecules and systems is a hands-on, experimental task: Exploring Proteins equips the...

Nicholas Price is Professor of Protein Science in the Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Jacqueline Nairn is Lecturer in Biochemistry, in the School of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Stirling.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.06 inPublished:February 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199205701

ISBN - 13:9780199205707

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Table of Contents

Section A: The basic concepts and tools1. Conceptual toolkit: The molecular principles for understanding proteins2. The key mathematical tools3. Calculations in the molecular biosciences; Part 1. Characterisation of molecular components4. Calculations in the molecular biosciences: Part 2. Characterisation of processesSection B: Goals and methods5. The important properties of proteins and how to explore themSection C: Data analysis in practice6. Analytical methods7. Purification of proteins8. Determination of protein structure9. Enzyme activity and mechanism10. Binding of ligands to proteins11. How to report experimental work