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The twenty-one chapters of this quantity current a finished description for chemists, biologists and scholars of the elemental actual and chemical phenomena that shape the foundation of molecular biology. themes contain the elemental thermodynamic and kinetic houses of biochemical reactions in resolution; the actual homes of aqueous strategies, together with the hydrophobic impact; either person and cooperative noncovalent interactions among atoms and molecules; mass spectrometry; and radioactivity. equipment for looking at the constructions of nucleic acids and proteins, together with microscopy, scanning probes, crystallography and NMR, are defined intimately. The interactions of macromolecules with radiation of varied forms are defined when it comes to the data that they yield. The hydrodynamic houses of proteins and nucleic acids in aqueous answer and in molecular sieves are defined to give an explanation for centrifugation and electrophoresis. The interactions of macromolecules with different molecules in answer and while connected to sturdy helps are defined, explaining chromatography, blotting, affinity labeling, and cross-linking.
• entrance subject
• universal Abbreviations
• thesaurus
• Preface
• desk of Contents
•Section 1. basics 1. Thermodynamics for Molecular Biology
2. Noncovalent Interactions among Atoms and Molecules
three. Aqueous strategies
four. Kinetics: a short evaluation
five. Isotopes and Radioactivity
6. Mass Spectrometry
•Section 2. Visualizing Macromolecules 7. Scattering of Radiation via Molecules
eight. Microscopy and Scanning Probes
nine. Crystallography
•Section three. Spectroscopy 10. Absorption and Emission of sunshine
eleven. round Dichroism
12. Vibrational Spectroscopy
thirteen. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
14. Electron Magnetic/Paramagnetic/Spin Resonance
•Section four. shipping in resolution 15. Hydrodynamics: routine of Molecules in answer
sixteen. Sedimentation by way of Centrifugation
17. Electrophoresis
18. Molecular Sieves: Gel Filtration/Size Exclusion Chromatography
•Section five. Interactions among Molecules 19. Ligand Binding
20. Chromatography
21. Interactions of Immobilized Macromolecules

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Lopez & G. I. Makhatadze (2002) Methods Mol. Biol. 173, 113-1 19. Differential scanning calorimetry in life science: thermodynamics, stability, molecular recognition and application in drug design. G. Bruylants et al. (2005) Curr. Med. Chem. 12,2011-2020. Advances in the analysis of conformational transitions in peptides using differential scanning calorimetry. W. W. Streicher & G. I. Makhatadze (2007) Methods Mol. Biol. 350, 105-113. ~ CHAPTER 2 ~ NONCOVALENT INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ATOMS AND MOLECULES Life is dependent upon physical interactions between the many different molecules present in a cell: water, salts, membranes, proteins, nucleic acids and the numerous other large and small molecules present in living systems.

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Relationship between ion pair geometries and electrostatic strengths in proteins. S. Kumar & R. Nussinov (2002) Biophys. J. 83, 1595–1612. Noncovalent Interactions Between Atoms and Molecules CHAPTER 2 27 Protein stabilization by salt bridges: concepts, experimental approaches and clarification of some misunderstandings. H. R. Bosshard et al. (2004) J. Mol. Recognit. 17, 1–16. Statistical characterization of salt bridges in proteins. J. N. Sarakatsannis & Y. Duan (2005) Proteins 60, 732– 739. H H C H H H N C N + H C H H O N O H Figure 2-2.

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