The Chaperonins

The Chaperonins

1st Edition - March 8, 1996

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  • Editors: Dennis Buetow, Ian Cameron, G. Padilla, A. Zimmerman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528885

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The first of its kind, this volume presents the latest research findings on the chaperonins, the best studied family of a class of proteins known as molecular chaperones. These findings are changing our view of some fundamental cellular processes involving proteins, especially how proteins fold into their functional conformations.

Key Features

  • Origins of the new view of protein folding
  • Prokaryotic chaperonins
  • Eukaryotic chaperonins
  • Evolution of the chaperonins
  • Refolding of denatured proteins
  • Organelle biosynthesis
  • Biomedical aspects

Table of Contents

  • R.J. Ellis, Chaperonins: Introductory Perspective. R.S. Gupta, Evolutionary Relationships of Chaperonins. A.A. Gatenby, Chaperonins of Photosynthetic Organisms. T. Langer and W. Neupert, Chaperonin-Mediated Folding and Assembly of Proteins in Mitochondria. K.R. Willison and A.L. Horwich, Structure and Function of Chaperonins in Archaebacteria and Eukaryotic Cytosol. S.M. Van Der Veis and C. Georgopoulos, Regulation of Chaperonin Gene Expression. A.R. Clarke and P.A. Lund, Kinetic and Energetic Aspects of Chaperonin Function. J. Martin, M. Mayhew and F. Ulrich-Hartl, Role of Prokaryotic Chaperonins in Protein Folding. H.R. Saibil, Chaperonin Structure and Conformational Changes. A.R.M. Coates, Immunological Aspects of Chaperonins. Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 323
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: March 8, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528885

About the Series Editors

Dennis Buetow

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Illinois

Ian Cameron

Ian Cameron is Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland with teaching, research, and consulting activities in process systems engineering. He has a particular interest in process modelling, dynamic simulation, and the application of functional systems perspectives to risk management, having extensive industrial experience in these areas. He continues to work closely with industry and government on systems approaches to process and risk management issues. He received his BE from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and his PhD from imperial College London. He is a Fellow of IChemE.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

G. Padilla

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.

A. Zimmerman

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About the Editor

Robert Ellis

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mathematics; University of Maryland

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