Foundations of Structural Biology
- Leonard Banaszak, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
Graduate students studying protein structure and function, protein chemistry, macromolecular structure and function, structural biochemistry, and physical biochemistry; pharmaceutical companies working in the same fields.
- Published: January 2000
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-077700-6
"This well-written book describes the principles of modern structural biology as derived from the analysis of the hardcore data from X-ray diffraction and NMR studies of protein structure. ...Addressed to the average student of disciplines such as biology or chemistry, the main objective of the book is to provide the learning mechanisms for visualizing proteins and nucleic acids in terms of their three-dimensional conformations. Throughout the book, there is coherent advice encouraging the reader to use computer tools in order to gather and manipulate information from structural biology databases, and to learn how to extract useful information from the intrinsic comp1exity of structural studies complemented with several well-chosen problems proposed at the end of each chapter. ...this book is worth reading for students and young researchers who are interested on macromolecular biostructures and who wish to learn how to look at them." —BIOCHIMIE