Protein Structure and Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123812629, 9780123812636

Protein Structure and Diseases, Volume 83

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Rossen Donev
eBook ISBN: 9780123812636
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123812629
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th May 2011
Page Count: 312
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Table of Contents

  1. Graphical representation and mathematical characterization of protein sequences and applications to viral proteins
    Ambarnil Ghosh and Ashesh Nandy
  2. Structural, thermodynamic and mechanistical studies in uroporphyrinogen III synthase. Molecular basis of congenital erythropoietic porphyria
    Arola Fortian, David Castaño, Esperanza Gonzalez, Ana Laín, Juan M. Falcon-Perez and Oscar Millet
  3. Role of Fibrin Structure in Thrombosis and Vascular Disease
    Amy L. Cilia La Corte, Helen Philippou and Robert A. S. Ariëns
  4. Structural, Dynamic, and Functional Aspects of Helix Association in Membranes: a Computational View
    Anton A. Polyansky, Pavel E. Volynsky, Roman G. Efremov
  5. Proteins MOVE! Protein dynamics and long-range allostery in cell signaling
    Zimei Bu and David J. E. Callaway
  6. Structural diversity of class I MHC like molecules and its implications in binding specificities
    Md. Imtaiyaz Hassan and Faizan Ahmad

Description

Structural genomics is the systematic determination of 3D structures of proteins representative of the range of protein structure and function found in nature. The goal is to build a body of structural information that will predict the structure and potential function for almost any protein from knowledge of its coding sequence. This is essential information for understanding the functioning of the human proteome, the ensemble of tens of thousands of proteins specified by the human genome.

While most structural biologists pursue structures of individual proteins or protein groups, specialists in structural genomics pursue structures of proteins on a genome wide scale. This implies large-scale cloning, expression and purification. One main advantage of this approach is economy of scale.

Key Features

  • Examines the three dimensional structure of all proteins of a given organism, by experimental methods such as X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy
  • Looks at structural genomics as a foundation of drug discovery as discovering new medicines is becoming more challenging and the pharmaceutical industry is looking to new technologies to help in this mission

Readership

Biochemists, biophysicists, cell biologists, protein chemists, structural geneticists, and structural biologists


Details

No. of pages:
312
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123812636
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123812629

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About the Serial Volume Editors

Rossen Donev Serial Volume Editor

Rossen Donev received his PhD degree in 1999 from the Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He did postdoctoral training at Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK (renamed after the merger with Cancer Research Campaign to Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute) and Cardiff University. In 2010 Dr. Donev was appointed Senior Lecturer in Swansea University. Currently he is Head of Research at MicroPharm Ltd, UK and Director of Biomed Consult, UK. He has published more than 60 research papers, has chaired scientific meetings in Molecular Medicine and given plenary talks. Rossen Donev has consulted on projects related to development of treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer therapies. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology and on editorial board of several other journals. His research interests include signaling pathways involved in neuropsychiatric disorders and tumor escape from the immune system, and development of therapeutic strategies for their treatment. More recently he has focused on design of antibody-based oral treatment of pathological conditions of the colon and small intestines.

Affiliations and Expertise

Swansea University, UK