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Protein Structure — Function Relationship

  • Zafar H. Zaidi
  • David L. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. N. Sabil, Y. Aissouni, B. Pavoni, D. Tagliapietra, M.-A. Coletti-Previero
    Pages 25-43
  3. Amedeo Conti, Gabriella Giuffrida, Maria Cavaletto, Carlo Giunta
    Pages 45-49
  4. W. A. Cramer, J. B. Heymann, D. Huang, S. E. Martinez, S. L. Schendel, J. L. Smith
    Pages 51-59
  5. Huub Driessen
    Pages 61-69
  6. Gyula Kaslik, András Patthy, Miklós Bálint, László Gráf
    Pages 81-89
  7. L. N. Johnson
    Pages 97-108
  8. John L. Markley, Bin Xia, Young Kee Chae, Hong Cheng, William M. Westler, Jeremie D. Pikus et al.
    Pages 135-146
  9. David Moss, Andrej Šali, Christine Slingsby, Alan Simpson, Andreas Wostrack
    Pages 157-165
  10. Carolyn M. Price
    Pages 175-182
  11. Sheikh A. Saeed, Riaz A. Memon, Anwar H. Gilani
    Pages 183-191
  12. John E. Shively, Stanley A. Hefta, Kristine Swiderek, Anna Wu, Terry D. Lee
    Pages 203-212
  13. David L. Smith, Peiping Lin, Anders Lund, Jean B. Smith
    Pages 223-235
  14. Jisnuson Svasti, Chantragan Srisomsap, Rudee Surarit, Em-on Benjavongkulchai, Wipa Suginta, Sauvarat Khunyoshyeng et al.
    Pages 249-257
  15. Brigitte Wittmann-Liebold, Peter Jungblut
    Pages 259-265
  16. Zafar H. Zaidi, David L. Smith
    Pages 267-293
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 295-298

About this book

Introduction

Although many pursue understanding of the relationship between protein structure and function for the thrill of pure science, the pay-off in a much broader sense is the ability to manipulate the Earth's chemistry and biology to improve the quality of life for mankind. Immediately goals of this area of research include identification of the life-supporting functions of proteins, and the fundamental forces that facilitate these functions. Upon reaching these goals, we shall have the understanding to direct and the tools required to implement changes that will dramatically improve the quality of life. For example, under­ standing the chemical mechanism of diseases will facilitate development of new therapeutic drugs. Likewise, understanding of chemical mechanisms of plant growth will be used with biotechnology to improve food production under adverse climatic conditions. The challenge to understand details of protein structure/function relationships is enormous and requires an international effort for success. To direct the chemistry and biology of our environment in a positive sense will require efforts from bright, imaginative scientists located throughout the world. Although the emergence of FAX, e-mail, and the World Wide Web has revolutionized international communication, there remains a need for scientists located in distant parts of the world to occasionally meet face to face.

Keywords

development enzymes protein receptor transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Zafar H. Zaidi
    • 1
  • David L. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.H. E. J. Research Institute of ChemistryUniversity of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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