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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful textbook on protein structure.
This textbook covers both the structure and function of proteins. Structure is dealt with from the properties of amino acids to quaternary structure. Protein function is described by class (e.g. membrane proteins, enzymes). Protein bioinformatics is touched upon, and there is a good section on protein synthesis. Techniques of protein expression and structure...
Published on 23 Nov. 2009 by Matthew Culley

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3.0 out of 5 stars An OK book for the basics
I bought this book for a course on protein structure and function and must say it didn't deliver quite what i'd hoped for. It delivers a concise but very brief text on each of its topics, which are good things if you're looking for a book to give you an overview of the basics of protein science. If you are looking for something more in-depth however, it falls short of the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars An OK book for the basics, 26 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Proteins: Structure and Function (Paperback)
I bought this book for a course on protein structure and function and must say it didn't deliver quite what i'd hoped for. It delivers a concise but very brief text on each of its topics, which are good things if you're looking for a book to give you an overview of the basics of protein science. If you are looking for something more in-depth however, it falls short of the target, and despite being a book dedicated to protein structure and function it does not go much more into details about its topics than undergraduate level biochemistry textbooks such as Stryer. On top of this, there are a number of the reaction mechanisms given that are wrong (e.g. the lysozyme mechanism) and chemical arrow pushing that is nonsensical, which was a dissapointment. Overall i wouldn't recommend it if you already have Stryer, if not and you're looking for a book to cover just the basics this one is ok, but not my first choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful textbook on protein structure., 23 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Proteins: Structure and Function (Paperback)
This textbook covers both the structure and function of proteins. Structure is dealt with from the properties of amino acids to quaternary structure. Protein function is described by class (e.g. membrane proteins, enzymes). Protein bioinformatics is touched upon, and there is a good section on protein synthesis. Techniques of protein expression and structure determination are introduced. There is an excellent section on protein folding which is a good introduction to this fascinating area of research. The last chapter introduces the important role of protein structure in the area of molecular medicine.

Overall, I found this a very helpful textbook for my MSc studies but it will also be very useful for undergraduate studies in biochemistry etc.
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