Advances in Biological and Medical Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231082, 9781483281797

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

1st Edition

Volume 9

Editors: John H. Lawrence John W. Gofman
eBook ISBN: 9781483281797
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 506
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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume 9, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in biological and medical physics. The book contains seven chapters and opens with a discussion of the biological synthesis of proteins and some of the recent experimental work concerned with these steps. This is followed by separate chapters on advances in the definition and classification of human chromosomal aberrations; tissue transplantation; the use of the microbeam in radiobiology; electron paramagnetic resonance studies; the polarimetric study of protein structures; and the analysis of biological similarity.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 9 Some Recent Advances in Studies of the Transcription of the Genetic Message I. Introduction II. The Amino Acid Code III. The Relation between the DNA Base Composition and the Amino Acid Composition of Bacteria IV. Changes in Coding Triplets during Evolution V. Transfer-RNA (s-RNA, Amino Acid-Acceptor RNA) References Human Chromosomal Aberration I. Introduction II. Techniques III. Normal Human Chromosome Morphology IV. Types of Chromosomal Abnormality V. Observed Chromosomal Abnormality VI. Further Consideration of Sex Chromosomal and Autosomal Anomaly VII. Chromosomal Abnormality in Leukemia VIII. Chromosomal Abnormality in Other Diseases IX. Conclusion References Tissue Transplantation I. Introduction II. Glossary III. The Trauma of Transplantation IV. Basic Genetic Considerations V. The Homograft Reaction VI. "Conditioning" of the Graft VII. Nonspecific "Conditioning" of the Host VIII. Specific "Conditioning" of the Host IX. The Clinical Problem X. Perspectives References The Microbeam as a Tool in Radiobiology I. Introduction II. Apparatus III. Dose Calibrations IV. Studies with Microbeams V. The Cosmic Ray Problem VI. Summary and Conclusions References Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Studies of Biological Interest I. Introduction II. Basic Theory III. Free Radical Studies of Irradiated Molecules IV. Enzymatic Reactions V. Photoinduced Free-Spin Species VI. Triplet State Studies References Polarimetric Analysis of Protein Structure I. Introduction II. Physical Basis of Optical Rotation III. Drude and Moffitt Equations IV. Sources of Optical Rotation in Proteins V. Optical Rotatory Parameters of Proteins References The Analysis of Biological Similarity


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