How Proteins Work
- Mike Williamson
- Publication Date:
- July 19, 2011
- Content Details:
- 464 pages | 537 illustrations
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How Proteins Work is an up-to-date and authoritative account of protein function in living systems, explained within the governing parameters of physics, chemistry, and evolution. This text will enable advanced undergraduate students in biochemistry and biophysics to understand the relationships among protein function, structure, and dynamics. It will also serve as a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers looking for a reference on the fundamentals underlying protein function.
By providing an integrated view of proteins at both a cellular and systemic level, this textbook shows how evolution drives proteins to adopt domain structures that combine to achieve biological outcomes. The association of proteins into dimers, molecular machines, and multi-enzymatic complexes enables them to achieve catalytic and functional efficiency.
"I think this is a really nice book that offers an alternative perspective on protein structure and function for biochemistry students..."
Timothy Bugg, Chemistry World
1. Protein Structure and Evolution
2. Protein Domains
4. Protein Interactions in vivo
5. How Enzymes Work
6. Protein Flexibility and Dynamics
7. How Proteins Make Things Move
8. How Proteins Transmit Signals
9. Protein Complexes: Molecular Machines
10. Multi-Enzyme Complexes
11. Techniques for Studying Proteins
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The Art of How Proteins Work
PowerPoint slides and JPEGs of the full-color art are available to adopting instructors on the Instructor Resources site.
Hints and Solutions
Hints to selected problems, as well as solutions to all problems are provided on the Instructor Resources site.
Animations and Videos
Over 25 movies - featured on both the Instructor and Student Resources sites.
For the following resources, students can visit the resource page for How Proteins Work.
Solutions and Hints
Hints to selected problems, as well as solutions to the odd problems, are provided on the Student Resources site.
Each chapter contains a set of flashcards that allow students to review key terms from the text.
The complete glossary from the book is available on the website and can be searched and browsed as a whole or by chapter.
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