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Protein Folding $395.00
Editors: Eric C. Walters
Book Description:
Proteins are an important class of biological macromolecules present in every biological organism. Proteins are synthesized on ribosomes as a linear chain of amino acid residues in a specific order from information encoded within the DNA. In order to function, each newly synthesized chain must fold into the unique 3-D structure that is characteristic of the individual protein. Protein folding is a highly specific process and each protein has a specific fold to perform its specific function. Uncovering the mechanisms through which such processes take place is one of the greatest challenges in the post genomic era. This book presents current research from around the globe in the study of protein folding, including heterologous protein folding in yeast; how homodimeric proteins fold and assemble; ribosome assisted protein folding; protein disulphide isomerases; and self-assembling peptids for biomedical applications.

Table of Contents:

Protein Disulphide Isomerases: Diversity and Roles in Plants
(Mrinal Bhave, Huimei Wu, Atul Kamboj, Environment and Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia)pp.1-40

Self-Assembling Peptides for Biomedical Applications: IR and Raman Spectroscopies for the Study of Secondary Structure
(Michele Di Foggia, Paola Taddei, Armida Torreggiani, Monica Dettin, Anna Tinti, Dipartimento di Biochimica, Sez. Chimica e Propedeutica Biochimica, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, and others)pp.41-82

Stability and Stabilization of Proteins: The Ribonuclease A Example
(Ulrich Arnold, Martin-Luther University, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Halle, Germany)pp.83-118

Heterologous Protein Folding in Yeast
(Byung-Kwon Choi, GlycoFi, Inc., A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Lebanon, New Hampshire)pp.119-150

Modelling of Protein Folding and Prediction of Rate Based on Nucleation Mechanism
(Oxana V. Galzitskaya, Institute of Protein Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russian Federatio)pp.151-186

Intrinsically Unordered Proteins: Structural Properties, Prediction and Relevance
(Susan Costantini, Marco Miele, Giovanni Colonna, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and CRISCEB, Interdepartmental Research Center for Computational and Biotechnological Sciences, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy, and others)pp.187-216

How Homodimeric Proteins Fold and Assembly?
(Absalom Zamorano-Carrillo, Jonathan Pablo Carrillo-Vázquez, Brenda Chimal-Vega, Oscar Daniel-García, Roberto Isaac López-Cruz, Roberto Carlos Maya-Martínez, Elibeth Mirasol Meléndez, Claudia G. Benítez-Cardoza, Laboratorio de Investigación Bioquímica, ENMyH-Instituto Politécnico Nacional, D.F., México, and others)pp.217-260

The Relationship between Human MAT1A Mutations and Disease: A Folding and Association Problem?
(María A. Pajares, Claudia Pérez, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols” (CSIC-UAM), Madrid, Spain, and others)pp.261-288

Paradigm of Protein folding in Neurodegenerative Diseases ^
(Dr. Pratibha Mehta Luthra, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India)pp.289-312

Differential Scanning Calorimetry: Thermodynamic Analysis of the Unfolding Transitions of Proteins, Domains and Peptidic Fragments by Using Equilibrium Models
(Jose C. Martinez, Eva S. Cobos, Irene Luque, Javier Ruiz-Sanz, Department of Physical Chemistry and Institute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain)pp.313-348

Study of Folding/Unfolding Kinetics of Lattice Proteins by Applying a Simple Statistical Mechanical Model for Protein Folding
(Hiroshi Wako, Haruo Abe, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, and others)pp.349-376

Ribosome Assisted Protein Folding: Some of its Biological Implications
(Dibyendu Samanta, Anindita Das, Debasis Das, Arpita Bhattacharya, Arunima Basu, Jaydip Ghosh, Chanchal DasGupta, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER-Kolkata, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India, and others)pp.377-400

Bacterial Cyclophilins
(Angel Manteca, Jesus Sanchez, Area de Microbiologia, Departamento de Biologia Funcional and IUBA, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, and others)pp.401-420

Complete Description of Protein Folding Shapes for Structural Comparison
(Jiaan Yang, Sundia Meditech Company, Ltd. Shanghai, China)pp.421-442

Folding and Unfolding of Hyperthermophilic Proteins: Molecular Basis of Adaptation to Hot Environment
(Atsushi Mukaiyama, Kazufumi Takano, Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, and others)pp.443-464

Decoding Amino Acid Sequences of Proteins using Inter-Residue Average Distance Statistics toExtract Information on Protein Folding Mechanisms
(Takeshi Kikuchi, Department of Bioinformatics, College of Biosciences, Ritsumeikan University, Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan)pp.465-488

Redox-Dependent Chaperoning, Following PDI Footsteps
(Olivier Serve, Yukiko Kamiya, Koichi Kato, Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience and Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Myodaiji, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan, and others)pp.489-500

On the Myoglobin Folding in Organic Solvents and Cosolvents
(Katia C. S. Figueiredo, Helen C. Ferraz, Cristiano P. Borges, Tito L. M. Alves, Programa de Engenharia Quimica, COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)pp.501-518

Functional Significance of Intrinsically Disordered Conformations in Activation Domains of the Transcription Factors
(R. Kumar, Department of Basic Sciences, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania)pp.519-530

Coarse Grained Protein Modeling
(Carlo Guardiani, Fabio Cecconi, Centro Interdipartimentale per lo Studio delle Dinamiche Complesse (CSDC), Firenze, Italy, and others)pp.531-578

Protein Folding: A Perspective from Statistical Physics
(Jinzhi Lei, Kerson Huang, Zhou Pei-Yuan Center for Applied Mathematics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and others)pp.579-604

Index pp.605-621

      Protein Biochemistry, Synthesis, Structure and Cellular Functions
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010 4th quarter
   Pages: pp.621
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-259-6
   Status: AV
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