Description

The use of thermodynamics in biological research can be equated to an energy book-keeping system. While the structure and function of a molecule is important, it is equally important to know what drives the energy force. These methods look to answer: What are the sources of energy that drive the function? Which of the pathways are of biological significance? As the base of macromolecular structures continues to expand through powerful techniques of molecular biology, such as X-ray crystal data and spectroscopy methods, the importance of tested and reliable methods for answering these questions will continue to expand as well. This volume presents sophisticated methods for estimating the thermodynamic parameters of specific protein-protein, protein-DNA and small molecule interactions.

Key Features

* Elucidates the relationships between structure and energetics and their applications to molecular design, aiding researchers in the design of medically important molecules
* Provides a "must-have" methods volume that keeps MIE buyers and online subscribers up-to-date with the latest research
* Offers step-by-step lab instructions, including necessary equipment, from a global research community

Readership

Biochemists, biophysicists, molecular biologists, analytical chemists, and physiologists.

Details

No. of pages:
676
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123747761
Electronic ISBN:
9780080887814

About the editors

Michael Johnson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, USA

Jo Holt

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA

Gary Ackers

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo, USA