Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry

2nd Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780123786302
eBook ISBN: 9780123786319
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th February 2013
Page Count: 3232
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The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Second Edition, represents the current state of a dynamic and crucial field of study.  The Encyclopedia pulls together over 500 articles that help define and explore contemporary biochemistry, with content experts carefully chosen by the Editorial Board to assure both breadth and depth in its coverage.

Editors-In-Chief William J. Lennarz and M. Daniel Lane have crafted a work that proceeds from the acknowledgement that understanding every living process-from physiology, to immunology, and genetics-is impossible without a grasp on the basic chemistry that provides its underpinning.  Each article in the work provides an up-to-date snapshot of a given topic, written by experts, as well as suggestions for further readings for students and researcher wishing to go into greater depth. 

Available on-line via SciVerse ScienceDirect, the functionality of the Encyclopedia will provide easy linking to referenced articles, electronic searching, as well an online index and glossary to aid comprehension and searchability.

Key Features

  • This 4-volume set, thoroughly up-to-date and comprehensive, expertly captures this fast-moving field
  • Curated by two esteemed editors-in-chief and an illustrious team of editors and contributors, representing the state of the field
  • Suggestions for further readings offer researchers and students avenues for deeper exploration; a wide-ranging glossary aids comprehension


Upper level college students and professors in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology and oncology, as well as, researchers in academic, corporate and government laboratories

Table of Contents

  • Editors-in-Chief
  • Editorial Board
  • Preface
  • Permission acknowledgments
  • Article Titles

    • A

      • 26S Proteasome: Structure and Function

        • Abstract
        • Introduction
        • The 20S Proteasome
        • The 26S Proteasome
        • 26S Proteasome Regulation in the Cell
        • Summary
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
      • AAA-ATPases

        • Abstract
        • AAA Proteins
        • Structure and Mechanism of Action
        • Classification and Evolution: AAA and AAA+ (Super)Families
        • Cellular Functions of AAA Proteins
        • Conclusions
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
      • ABC Transporters

        • Abstract
        • Topology
        • Phylogeny
        • Function and Diseases
        • Structure and Biochemical Mechanism
        • Transport Mechanism
        • Substrate Specificity of the Multidrug Exporters and Reversal Agents
        • Conclusion
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
      • Actin Assembly/Disassembly

        • Abstract
        • Actin Structure
        • Actin Isoforms and Model Systems
        • Actin Filaments
        • Actin Dynamics
        • Polymerization Conditions
        • Effects of Actin-Binding Proteins
        • Sequestering Proteins
        • Profilin
        • Capping Proteins
        • ADF/Cofilin
        • Cellular Aspects of Actin Assembly/Disassembly
        • Reagents Used in Actin Research
        • See also
        • Glossary
        • Further Reading
      • Actin-Capping and -Severing Proteins

        • Abstract
        • Overview
        • Actin
        • Actin Dynamics at the Leading Edge
        • Pointed-End Binding and Branching
        • Evolutionary and Structural Relationships between Some Severing and Barbed-End-Capping Proteins
        • Proteins with ADF-H Domains
        • Other Severing, Severing-Enhancing, or Dynamizing Proteins
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