Fibrous Proteins: Coiled-Coils, Collagen and Elastomers


  • David Parry, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • John Squire, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Fibrous Protein: Coiled-Coils, Collagen and Elastomers is the first of a three-part series on Fibrous Proteins. The books are based on a very successful workshop in Alpbach, Austria on the general topic of Fibrous Proteins that gave rise to the award winning issue of Journal of Structural Biology. Part II will contain an extensive discussion of Molecular Motors and Muscle, Part III on Amyloids, Prions and Beta Proteins. Advances in Protein Chemistry is available online on ScienceDirect — full-text online of volumes 53 onwards.
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Biochemists, biophysicists, cell biologists, and protein chemists


Book information

  • Published: May 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-034270-9


Praise for the Series "The authority, originality, and editing of the reviews are first class." --NATURE "The Advances in Protein Chemistry series has been a major factor in the education of protein chemists." --JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Table of Contents

Fibrous Proteins: New Structural and Functional Aspects Revealed Structural and Functional Implications of Sequence Repeats in Fibrous ProteinsThe Structure of a-helical coiled coils The Design of Coiled-coil Structures and AssembliesMicrodissection of the Sequence and Structure of Intermediate Filament ChainsIntermediate Filament Associated ProteinsSpectrin, a-Actinin and DystrophinFibrinogen and FibrinMolecular structure of the collagen triple-helixCollagen Fibrillar Form and FunctionMolecular Packing in Network-Forming CollagensFibrillin MicrofibrilsElastin