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.

Key Features

*Reveals new structural and functional aspects of fibrous proteins *Based on Fibrous Protein workshop in Alpbach, Austria that gave rise to 2003 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry


Biochemists, biophysicists, cell biologists, and protein chemists

Table of Contents

Fibrous Proteins: New Structural and Functional Aspects Revealed Structural and Functional Implications of Sequence Repeats in Fibrous Proteins The Structure of a-helical coiled coils The Design of Coiled-coil Structures and Assemblies Microdissection of the Sequence and Structure of Intermediate Filament Chains Intermediate Filament Associated Proteins Spectrin, a-Actinin and Dystrophin Fibrinogen and Fibrin Molecular structure of the collagen triple-helix Collagen Fibrillar Form and Function Molecular Packing in Network-Forming Collagens Fibrillin Microfibrils Elastin


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About the authors

David Parry

Affiliations and Expertise

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

John Squire

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College London, United Kingdom


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