Membrane Structural Biology With Biochemical and Biophysical Foundations

ISBN-10: 0521856558

ISBN-13: 9780521856553

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mary Luckey

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Membrane Structural Biology brings together a physicochemical analysis of the membrane with the latest structural biology on membrane lipids and proteins to offer an exciting portrayal of biomembranes. Written with remarkable clarity, this text appears at a time when membranes have moved back into the scientific spotlight and will provide a unique foundation for advanced students and working scientists. The structure, function and biogenesis of membrane lipids and proteins are examined, bioinformatics and computational approaches to membrane components are introduced, and the high-resolution structures that are giving new insights into the vital roles membranes play are discussed. The many correlations between membrane research and human health are discussed and key themes for future work in this area are identified. Membrane structural biology is poised to answer many basic and applied questions and this cutting-edge text will provide a solid grounding for all those working in this field.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Mary Luckey is Professor Emerita in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Francisco State University. She earned her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley with the first identification of an iron transport protein in the bacterial outer membrane. Her postdoctoral work demonstrated the specificity of the E. coli maltoporin in proteoliposomes. While continuing research on maltoporin structure and function, she has taught biochemistry for over 25 years, including the graduate-level membrane biochemistry course that provided the impetus for this book.

Introduction
The diversity of membrane lipids
Tools for studying membrane components: detergents and model systems
Proteins in or at the bilayer
Bundles and barrels
Functions and families
Protein folding and biogenesis
Diffraction and simulation
Membrane enzymes and transducers
Transporters and channels
Membrane protein complexes as nanomachines
Key themes and future directions
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