- Series: Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry
- Hardcover: 332 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 3rd edition (November 9, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0387333347
- ISBN-13: 978-0387333342
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,830,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Principles of Protein X-Ray Crystallography (Springer Advanced Texts in Chemistry) 3rd Edition
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From the reviews of the third edition:
"This book, Principles of Protein X-ray Crystallography, aims to satisfy nearly everyone; … The volume is well organized … . this is a solid book by an experienced protein crystallographer. It covers the full spectrum of subjects for a professional structural biologist. Specialized subjects are kept in separate chapters so the book can be parsed by those interested in the big picture of the method. … it is probably the most definitive work that is currently available for structural biologists." (Jon Robertus, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 129 (17), 2007)
From the Back Cover
X-ray crystallography has long been a vital method for studying the structure of proteins and other macromolecules. As the importance of proteins continues to grow, in fields from biochemistry and biophysics to pharmaceutical development and biotechnology, many researchers have found that a knowledge of X-ray diffraction is an indispensable tool. In this new edition of his essential work, Dr. Jan Drenth, recognized internationally for his numerous contributions to crystallographic research, has provided an up-to-date and technically rigorous introduction to the subject.
Principles of Protein X-ray Crystallography provides the theoretical background necessary to understand how the structure of proteins is determined at atomic resolution. It is intended to serve as an introduction for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and established scientists who want to use protein crystallography in their own endeavors, or need to understand the subject in order to critically evaluate the literature. New additions to the book include a section on twinning, an additional chapter on crystal growth and a discussion of single-wavelength anomalous dispersion (SAD).
"The new edition... will bring important and significant, and timely, coverage of twinning and of SAD phasing." – Professor John Helliwell, Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester
"a complete and up to date... single source of theory." – Duncan McRee, President, ActiveSight
About the Authors:
Dr. Jan Drenth is a professor emeritus at the Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Contributing author Dr. Jeroen R. Mesters Ph.D. is a Senior Research Assistant at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Luebeck, Germany.
Top customer reviews
X-ray Crystallography is a very dense subject, and is not a course to take on a whim. I would not reccomend taking a course on Crystallography unless you have a really intense interest in pursuing research in that area. If you are interested in this area, do not buy this text even if it is required for your course. Take a look at Crystallography Made Crystal Clear by Gale Rhodes. That book is much clearer, though also lacks sufficient practice problems.
Understandably, owing to the author's experiences and background, this book is an excellent one for people interested in the real math behind protein crystallography. It is much on the lines of the other classic book by Blundell and Johnson, also crystallographers belonging to the same era as Jan Drenth. It is quite full of mathematics and therefore, is not recommended for biologists or chemists with weak math skills. For such people I would recommend other introductory books on the subject written by Gale Rhodes, David Blow and Alex McPherson. A good approach would be to learn the basics from these intoductory books and 'graduate' to Drenth's book later.