Protein Structure and Function will be the first book in an innovative new series of Primers in Biology, that combine the best features of a textbook and a reference book by organising information into easily digestible portions spanning two pages - the first 23 of these, now available online, form a coherent introduction to the relationship between sequence, structure and the functional properties of proteins from a post-genomic perspective for students of biochemistry and bioinformatics, and working scientists in need of a primer.
Proteins: From Sequence to Structure can be accessed for a year for a subscription of $10, including updates to the PubMed-linked bibliography.
The authors, Gregory Petsko (Director of the Rosenstiel Center) and Dagmar Ringe (Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry) at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, are authorities in their field, and Proteins: From Sequence to Structure has received high praise from reviewers:
"This [text] focuses on structure and stability, rather than on biological categories, and it does an excellent job of outlining the fundamental themes." Stephen C Harrison, Harvard University
"I read the outline and sample text [on motifs and classes of domains] with great interest. Overall I think it is just excellent - (in fact it follows almost exactly the same course as my 2nd year lectures on protein structure)." Janet Thornton, University College London (now Director of EBI)
"In many ways it is a powerful successor to the several books on protein structure... It has certainly moved well beyond the
Contact: Gordon Fletcher