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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 13, 2009 - Science - 650 pages
Synthesizes the current knowledge in the field and provides new insights into medical applications

Metalloproteomics is the large-scale study of metal-binding proteins. These proteins, which represent about one quarter of all the proteins in the Protein Data Bank, play important roles in all biological systems and all biological processes. Metalloproteomics provides the latest information on all major families of metal-binding proteins, including their structural, physico-chemical, and functional properties, enabling readers to better understand these proteins. Moreover, the book demonstrates how understanding the structures, properties, and functions of intracellular and extracellular metal-binding proteins may unlock the key to drug development for the treatment of a myriad of diseases.

Written by Eugene Permyakov, an international expert and pioneer in the structural analysis of metal-binding proteins, the book offers

  • Theoretical introduction to cation binding
  • Broad range of methods for investigating the binding of different cations to proteins

  • Characteristics of interactions of physiologically important cations of Ca, Mg, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, Cu, Ni, Mo, W, Na, and K with proteins

  • Detailed considerations of structural and physico-chemical properties of the metal-binding proteins

  • Interactions of all other metal cations with proteins

  • Interactions of different types of cations with nucleic acids

Throughout the text, the author integrates principles of proteomics. In addition, detailed examples underscore the role metal-binding proteins play in health and medicine.

Bringing together and analyzing all the latest findings, Metalloproteomics' scope and level of insight are unparalleled. It is recommended for biophysicists, biochemists, enzymologists, cell and molecular biologists, protein and peptide scientists, organic and bioinorganic chemists, and chemical biologists.

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EUGENE PERMYAKOV, PhD, Doctor of Sciences, Professor of Biophysics, has been the Director of the Institute for Biological Instrumentation of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1994. His research focuses on the study of physico-chemical and functional properties of metal-binding proteins, with an emphasis on calcium-binding proteins.

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