Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function

Authors: Buxbaum, Engelbert

  • Textbook for courses at both graduate and undergraduate level
  • Also for related courses in biochemistry, biochemistry lab and methods
  • Contains comprehensive analytical description of structure, biophysics and function of proteins
  • Also summarizes the techniques used to characterize protein and protein interactions
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

Dr. Buxbaum is a biochemist with interests in enzymology and protein science. He has special experience with isolation of soluble and membrane proteins, assay development, enzyme kinetics, binding, and transport studies. Dr. Buxbaum has taught courses in biochemistry, protein science, and molecular medicine at various universities.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19920-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19920-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19919-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 521
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 223 illustrations in colour
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