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Protein folding-misfolding; some current concepts of protein chemistry.


Protein folding-misfolding; some current concepts of protein chemistry.

Ed. by Joseph P. Zbilut and Thomas Scheibel.

Nova Science Publishers


199 pages




Unlike polymers, whose molecules tend to have very large extended molecules forming a matrix, proteins tend to self-assemble and fold into compact, self-contained structures. This tendency has important implications for many areas, including sequencing and sequence-embedded information. These seven articles explain the implications of folding behavior in proteins, including the folding and self-assembly process itself and conformational switches, protein-to-protein interactions in terms of structural principle as well as the stability and kinetics of association, understanding why and when proteins do not fold, in vitro transcription and translation systems in protein expression and folding, protein structure prediction and molecular forces, recurrence quantification as a signal analysis approach to the study of protein sequences and structure, and the fundamentals of electrostatics.

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Date:Jun 1, 2007
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