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Structure and Mechanism in Protein Science: A Guide to Enzyme Catalysis and Protein Folding Hardcover – September 15, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0716732686 ISBN-10: 0716732688 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 650 pages
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman; 1st edition (September 15, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716732688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716732686
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #562,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Doc Bailey on December 20, 2000
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This book belongs in every protein biochemists collection. It is a clear, up-to-date review of protein structure and function, with a concentration on enzymes. It covers a host of vital topics, including: the theories of chemical catalysis, enzyme kinetics (buy Segal for an in-depth study of this topic), the methods for determining rate constants, the stereochemistry of enzyme reactions, various regulation mechanisms, binding energies and the forces between molecules, and an overview of protein engineering techniques. If all this were not enough, Fersht concludes with a wonderful chapter covering case studies of enzyme structure and mechanism, and another couple on the kinetics and mechanisms of protein folding. Extensive references are given to the current literature for further study.
Putting all these topics into one book is an accomplishment that few authors could pull off - but Fersht does it extremely well!
Oh - the other nine ?
Cornish-Bowden, "Principles of Enzyme Kinetics"; Segal, "Enzyme Kinetics"; Voet & Voet, "Biochemistry"; Branden & Tooze, "Introduction to Protein Science"; Dixon & Web, "Enzymes"; Pauling, "The Nature of the Chemical Bond"; Scopes, "Protein Purification"; Freifelder, "Physical Biochemistry"; Walsh, "Enzymatic Reaction Mechanisms"
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Matthew M. Yau on August 22, 2001
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The book focuses on enzyme catalysis, stereochemistry of enzyme reactions, determination of rate constant, enzyme kinetics, and protein structure and folding. It would be an ideal reference for the study of protein chemistry. It can serve as the primary text for an advanced course in protein chemistry or a supplement for undergraduate biochemistry text.
Protein folding has remained one of the most intricate yet less understood process in modern biochemistry. Feersht's treatise of the subject in this book is splendid. The author overviews protein structure and diversity in the opening chapter. What I find really precious about this book is the discussion on protein engineering, forces on folding, and recombinant DNA technology in the context of protein folding.
Aside from protein chemistry, the chapter on chemical catalysis is excellent in learning more about transition state theory, general acid/base catalysis, covalent catalysis, structure-reactivity relationships, and kinetic isotope effects.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "tyrofox" on April 30, 2002
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If you are studying protein structure, you probably should read this book for reference.
This is solely my opinion, but I have learned new things and reinforced some old knowledge, as well. The book is well-written, and understandable, without being simplistic.
Some texts are difficult to understand, or dry, or facile. This is not one of those texts.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 2003
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Hands down the bible of enzyme kinetics!
Anyone looking to learn more about enzyme kinetics, thermodynamics, structure, and function will find this book clear, thoughtfully written, and at the forefront in the field.
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By Vinh-bao G. Nguyen on January 9, 2013
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Great book for those studying enzymes. Contains lots of info and is a great source for papers. I would highly recommend this book.
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