Protein Folding and Metal Ions: Mechanisms, Biology and Disease by Cláudio M. GomesProtein Folding and Metal Ions: Mechanisms, Biology and Disease by Cláudio M. Gomes

Protein Folding and Metal Ions: Mechanisms, Biology and Disease

EditorCláudio M. Gomes, Pernilla Wittung-stafshede

Hardcover | October 5, 2010

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The role of metal ions in protein folding and structure is a critical topic to a range of scientists in numerous fields, particularly those working in structural biology and bioinorganic chemistry, those studying protein folding and disease, and those involved in the molecular and cellular aspects of metals in biological systems.Protein Folding and Metal Ions: Mechanisms, Biology and Diseasepresents the contributions of a cadre of international experts who offer a comprehensive exploration of this timely subject at the forefront of current research.

Divided into four sections, this volume:

  • Provides case study examples of protein folding and stability studies in particular systems or proteins that comprise different metal ions of co-factors
  • Reviews the proteins that shuttle metal ions in the cell to a particular target metalloprotein
  • Illustrates how metal binding can be connected to pathological protein conformations in unrelated diseases, from cancer to protein deposition disorders such as Parkinson¿s disease
  • Addresses protein redesign of metal-containing proteins by computational methods, folding simulation studies, and work on model peptides ¿ dissecting the relative energetic contribution of metals sites to protein folding and stability

Together, the 13 chapters in this text cogently describe the state of the science today, illuminate current challenges, propose future possibilities, and encourage further study in this area that offers much promise especially with regard to novel approaches to the treatment of some of the most challenging  and tragic diseases.

Cl¿io M. Gomesis group leader at the Instituto Tecnologia Qu¿ca e Biol¿gica, a research institute affiliated with the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Oeiras, Portugal. Born in 1970, Cl¿io earned his PhD from the Instituto Tecnologia Qu¿ca e Biol¿gica in 1999, as a Gulbenkian PhD program in biology and medicine graduate. From 2000 onward, ...
Title:Protein Folding and Metal Ions: Mechanisms, Biology and DiseaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 5, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:143980964X

ISBN - 13:9781439809648


Table of Contents

Metal Ions, Protein Folding, and Conformational States: An Introduction,Cl¿io M. Gomes and Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede
The Folding Mechanism ofc-Type Cytochromes,Carlo Travaglini-Allocatelli, Stefano Gianni, and Maurizio Brunori
The Mechanism of CytochromecFolding: Early Events and Kinetic Intermediates,Eefei Chen, Robert A. Goldbeck, and David S. Kliger
Stability and Folding of Copper-Binding Proteins,Irina Pozdnyakova and Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede
Iron-Sulfur Clusters, Protein Folds, and Ferredoxin Stability,S¿nia S. Leal and Cl¿io M. Gomes
Folding and Stability of Myoglobins and Hemoglobins,David S. Culbertson and John S. Olson
Frataxin: An Unusual Metal-Binding Protein in Search of a Function,Annalisa Pastore
Mechanism of Human Copper Transporter Wilson¿s Disease Protein,Amanda Barry, Zara Akram, and Svetlana Lutsenko
¿-Synuclein and Metals,Aaron Santner and Vladimir N. Uversky
Zinc and Misfolding,James S. Butler and Stewart N. Loh
The Octarepeat Domain of the Prion Protein and Its Role in Metal Ion Coordination and Disease,Glenn L. Millhauser
Metallopeptides as Tools to Understand Metalloprotein Folding and Stability,Brian R. Gibney
The Folding Landscapes of Metalloproteins,Patrick Weinkam and Peter G. Wolynes