AUTHOR Lesk, Arthur M.
CALL NO QU55 L629p 2021
IMPRINT Oxford : Oxford university press, 2021
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Written primarily for students embarking on an undergraduate bioscience degree, this primer introduces students to the essential topics in protein science clearly and concisely by describing the basic chemical structure of proteins, the factors that stabilize protein structures, protein function, and protein evolution.
It begins by placing proteins in their general context in life. They are synthesized as amino-acid sequences encoded in genomes, and fold spontaneously to three-dimensional structures. This is the point where life makes the tremendous leap from the one-dimensional world of genome and amino-acid sequences, to the three-dimensional world of protein structures – indeed, the world which we inhabit.
Protein Science prepares readers for later more advanced study of the subject, but will also leave readers who do not go on to such advanced study with a satisfying grasp of the essentials of the subject.