Introduction to Protein Science: Architecture, Function, and Genomics (Paperback)

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Over the last century, the centrality of proteins to life on earth has become increasingly clear - from forming crucial molecules such as antibodies in the immune system to acting as catalysts for specific reactions, and as signalling molecules between cells. In fact, the more they are studied, the more proteins continue to reveal new and exciting functions. Indeed, by studying amino acid sequences it is even possible to unravel some of the mysteries of evolution itself.

Introduction to Protein Science, 3rd edition provides a rich and broad introduction to this fascinating field by covering not only the structure and function of proteins, but also the methods and experimental techniques used to study them. The practical applications of our knowledge to diverse fields such as biotechnology and medicine are emphasized throughout, to help students appreciate the relevance of the subject to the real world. Active learning is encouraged by the provision of frequent exercises and problems, with further 'weblems' based on the Online Resource Centre.

Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Introduction to Protein Science features:

For students:
DTAnswers to end-of-chapter exercises, and hints to end-of-chapter problems, so students can check their understanding.
DTRotating structures from the book to help students visualize proteins in 3D.
DTWeb-based problems for students to complete online.

For registered adopters:
DTFigures from the book in electronic format, ready to download

About the Author

Arthur Lesk, The Pennsylvania State University Arthur M. Lesk is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of the highly successful Introduction to Bioinformatics, and Introduction to Genomics, both published by Oxford University Press.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780198716846
ISBN-10: 0198716842
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 500
Language: English