© 1999



Part of the Cellular Organelles book series (CORG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Historical and Fundamental Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 3-5
    3. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 7-22
    4. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 23-45
    5. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 47-60
  3. Structure of the Ribosome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Victor D. Vasiliev
      Pages 63-73
    3. Alexey A. Bogdanov
      Pages 75-95
    4. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 97-116
  4. Function of the Ribosome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 163-193
    3. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 213-239
    4. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 241-259
    5. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 261-270
    6. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 271-308
    7. Alexander S. Spirin
      Pages 309-338

About this book


This book is based on an advanced course of lectures on ribosome structure and protein biosynthesis that I offer at the Moscow State University. These lectures have been part of a general course on molecular biology for almost three decades, and they have undergone considerable evolution as knowledge has been pro­ gressing in this field. The progress continues, and readers should be prepared that some facts, statements, and ideas included in the book may be incomplete or out­ of-date. In any case, this is primarily a textbook, but not a comprehensive review. It provides a background of knowledge and current ideas in the field and gives ex­ amples of observations and their interpretations. I understand that some interpre­ tations and generalizations may be tentative or disputable, but I hope that this will stimulate thinking and discussing better than if I left white spots. The book has a prototype: it is my monograph "Ribosome Structure and Pro­ tein Biosynthesis" published by the Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Menlo Park, California, in 1986. Here I have basically kept the former order of pre­ sentation ofthe topics and the subdivision into chapters. The contents ofthe chap­ ters, however, have been significantly revised and supplemented. The newly writ­ ten chapters on translational control in prokaryotes (Chapter 16) and eukaryotes (Chapter 17) are added.


RNA biology biosynthesis evolution membrane membrane transport molecular biology morphology protein quaternary structure synthesis translation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ribosomes
  • Authors Alexander Spirin
  • Series Title Cellular Organelles
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-306-46146-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-7817-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 416
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
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