Prion Proteins, Volume 57

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780120342570
eBook ISBN: 9780080493398
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th June 2001
Page Count: 405
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Prion Proteins is "issue-oriented" and edited by a well-known authority in the field. Topics covered include structure, diversity, and energetics as well as the diseases associated with prion proteins.


Biochemists, neurochemists, molecular biologists, biophysicists, and biomedical researchers.

Table of Contents

Preface. Prion Protein Diversity and Disease in the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies,

S.A. Priola. Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Prion Proteins, M.A. Baldwin. Three-Dimensional Structures of Prion Proteins, K. Wuthrich and R. Riek. Folding Dynamics and Energetics of Recombinant Prion Proteins, R. Glockshuber. Simulations and Computational Analyses of Prion Protein Conformations, D.O.V. Alonso and V. Daggett. Interactions and Conversions of Prion Protein Isoforms, B. Caughey, G.J. Raymond, M.A. Callahan, C. Wong, G.S. Baron, and L. Xiong. Studies of Peptide Fragments of Prion Proteins,

F.Tagliavini, G. Forloni, P. D'Ursi, O. Bugiani, and M. Salmona. Biosynthesis and Cellular Processing of the Prion Protein, D.A. Harris. Interaction of Prion Proteins with Cell Surface Receptors, Molecular Chaperones, and Other Molecules, S. Gauzynski, C. Hundt, C. Leucht, and S. Weiss. Transgenic Studies of the Influence of the PrP Structure on TSE Diseases, E.A Asante and J. Collinge. Yeast Prions Act as Genes Composed of Self-Propagating Protein Amyloids, R.B. Wickner, K.L. Taylor, H.K. Edkes, M. Maddeleis, H. Moriyama, and B.T. Roberts. [PSI+], SUP35, and Chaperones, T.R. Serio and S.L. Lindquist. Author Index. Subject Index.


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@qu:"...all thinkable aspects of prion-protein biochemistry are dissected, largely by the field's best experts. ...I enjoyed the book, and have learned quite a few things about modern methods of protein analysis. Investigators with a background in protein chemistry who wish to enter the prion field, as well as prionologists who desire to deepen their knowledge of prion biophysics, will find many aspects of this book stimulating and informative." @source:--Adriano Aguzzi, Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital of Zurich, in NATURE CELL BIOLOGY (March 2002) @qu:"This appears to be the first comprehensive review of various aspects of prion biochemistry/biology. As such, it is a welcome addition." @source:--Eugene A. Davidson in DOODY'S PUBLISHING (October 2001)