Protein Reviews

Dioxygen Binding and Sensing Proteins

A Tribute to Beatrice and Jonathan Wittenberg

Editors: Bolognesi, Martino, di Prisco, Guido, Verde, Cinzia (Eds.)

  • Provides up-to-date information on the latest achievements in the field of structure, physiology and evolution applied on dioxygen-binding and sensing proteins for basic and practicing researchers

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About this book

Following their own brilliant careers in haeme protein research, the outstanding scientists Jonathan and Beatrice Wittenberg continue to provide inspiration to the research community in the study of oxygen-binding proteins. Their research has provided the intellectual stimulus to bring together scientists from all over the world with the common goal of developing fascinating new ideas and performing innovative experiments.

This book is dedicated to Jonathan’s and Bea’s lifetime careers. It further illuminates the facts and ideas which dot the paths they traced in Biochemistry and Physiology, elaborating on how these landmark achievements were made and how the haeme proteins community still refers to them. With the field of haeme protein science such a flourishing area, the contributors to this book predict Jonathan and Bea, having played such a seminal role, will continue to be key figures for quite some time to come.

Praise for the Wittenbergs and their lasting contributions to research:

"Oxygen: a two-atom molecule, but what a wealth of chemistry, and what implications for life! I was always convinced that the deep roots of such a simple statement have constantly inspired the seminal work of the Wittenbergs on the mechanisms of oxygen diffusion and on the varied cellular roles of dozens of different haeme proteins." (Martino Bolognesi)

"All of us who study oxygen transport and all who value good science are in their debt." (Ken van Holde)

"Beatrice and Jonathan Wittenberg have inspired generations of scientists to explore the mysteries of haeme proteins. Their papers…prompted discussions… in the 1970s and led to investigations on numerous invertebrate myoglobins and haemoglobins…" (Nora Terwilliger)

"I was one of many PhD students in the late 1980s who were weaned on the seminal work by the Wittenbergs on myoglobin-facilitated oxygen diffusion. Before reading that article, myoglobin and oxygen diffusion was a mystery to me. With their work, biochemistry and physiology became a dynamic presence in my life." (Cinzia Verde)

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Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Physiology of Oxygen Secretion in the Eye of Fishes of the Suborder Notothenioidei

    Cinzia Verde, Michael Berenbrink, Guido di Prisco

    Pages 49-65

  • Bis-histidyl Ferric Adducts in Tetrameric Haemoglobins

    Alessandro Vergara, Cinzia Verde, Guido di Prisco, et al.

    Pages 93-105

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-0806-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-1563-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dioxygen Binding and Sensing Proteins
Book Subtitle
A Tribute to Beatrice and Jonathan Wittenberg
Editors
  • Martino Bolognesi
  • Guido di Prisco
  • Cinzia Verde
Series Title
Protein Reviews
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-0807-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-0807-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-0806-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-1563-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 264
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