Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology

  • Fritz Eckstein
  • David M. J. Lilley

Part of the Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology book series (NUCLEIC, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. D. S. Sigman, A. Spassky
    Pages 13-27
  3. R. Q. Marmorstein, P. B. Sigler
    Pages 56-78
  4. P. E. Shaw, R. A. Hipskind, H. Schröter, A. Nordheim
    Pages 120-132
  5. A. E. Sippel, A. Stief, A. Hecht, A. Müller, M. Theisen, U. Borgmeyer et al.
    Pages 133-147
  6. I. Grummt
    Pages 148-163
  7. M. Delarue, D. Moras
    Pages 182-196
  8. U. Vijayraghavan, J. Abelson
    Pages 197-215
  9. J. C. Boothroyd
    Pages 216-230
  10. M. Baer, N. Lumelsky, C. Guerrier-Takada, S. Altman
    Pages 231-250
  11. A. Gierl, H. Saedler
    Pages 251-259
  12. R. Masterson, J. Schell
    Pages 260-268
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


A wide range of topics are covered, including articles on nucleic acid structure, through their interactions with proteins to the control of gene expression. A number of authors address the subject of RNA, including the difficult but important subject of its chemical synthesis, the complexities of its structures and the mechanisms of transcript splicing. The probing of DNA structure is reviewed in papers on the application of hydroxyl radical and 1,10 phenanthroline copper cleavages. A number of important DNA-protein interactions are discussed, including DNA polymerase, the tryptophan and deoR repressors, and the resolvase enzymes which cleave Holliday junctions in recombination. Gene transcription is also covered, from the points of view of DNA methylation, mammalian ribosomal and avian lysozyme genes, and the control of transcription in the proto-oncogene c-fos. Finally, the plant kingdom has not been forgotten with articles on development and transposition in plants.


DNA RNA biology enzymes gene expression gene transcription genes methylation molecular biology nucleic acid oncogene protein proteins synthesis transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Fritz Eckstein
    • 1
  • David M. J. Lilley
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung ChemieMax-Planck-Institut für experimentelle MedizinGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Biochemistry DepartmentUniversity of DundeeDundeeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83711-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83709-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-1891
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-2486
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