Introduction to Protein Science: Architecture, Function, and Genomics by Arthur LeskIntroduction to Protein Science: Architecture, Function, and Genomics by Arthur Lesk

Introduction to Protein Science: Architecture, Function, and Genomics

byArthur Lesk

Paperback | February 13, 2016

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Over the last century, the centrality of proteins to life on earth has become increasingly clear - from forming crucial molecules such as antibodies in the immune system to acting as catalysts for specific reactions, and as signalling molecules between cells. In fact, the more they arestudied, the more proteins continue to reveal new and exciting functions. Indeed, by studying amino acid sequences it is even possible to unravel some of the mysteries of evolution itself.Introduction to Protein Science, 3rd edition provides a rich and broad introduction to this fascinating field by covering not only the structure and function of proteins, but also the methods and experimental techniques used to study them. The practical applications of our knowledge to diversefields such as biotechnology and medicine are emphasized throughout, to help students appreciate the relevance of the subject to the real world. Active learning is encouraged by the provision of frequent exercises and problems, with further 'weblems' based on the Online Resource Centre.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Introduction to Protein Science features:For students:* Answers to end-of-chapter exercises, and hints to end-of-chapter problems, so students can check their understanding.* Rotating structures from the book to help students visualize proteins in 3D.* Web-based problems for students to complete online.For registered adopters:* Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download
Arthur M. Lesk is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of the highly successful Introduction to Bioinformatics, and Introduction to Genomics, both published by Oxford University Press.
Title:Introduction to Protein Science: Architecture, Function, and GenomicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pagesPublished:February 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198716842

ISBN - 13:9780198716846

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Protein structure3. Protein structure determination4. Bioinformatics of protein sequence and structure5. Proteins as catalysts: enzyme structure, kinetics, and mechanism6. Proteins with partners7. Evolution of protein structure and function8. Protein folding and design9. Proteomics and systems biology