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Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Authored by: Roger L. Lundblad , Fiona M. Macdonald

Print publication date:  May  2010
Online publication date:  July  2010

Print ISBN: 9780849391682
eBook ISBN: 9781315100623
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b10501
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Book description

    Edited by renowned protein scientist and bestselling author Roger L. Lundblad, with the assistance of Fiona M. Macdonald of CRC Press, this fourth edition of the Handbook of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology represents a dramatic revision ? the first in two decades ? of one of biochemistry's most referenced works. This edition gathers a wealth of information not easily obtained, including information not found on the web.

    Offering a molecular perspective not available 20 years ago, it provides physical and chemical data on proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Presented in an organized, concise, and simple-to-use format, this popular reference allows quick access to the most frequently used data. Covering a wide range of topics, from classical biochemistry to proteomics and genomics, it also details the properties of commonly used biochemicals, laboratory solvents, and reagents.

    Just a small sampling of the wealth of information found inside the handbook:

  • Buffers and buffer solutions
  • Heat capacities and combustion levels
  • Reagents for the chemical modification of proteins
  • Comprehensive classification system for lipids
  • Biological characteristics of vitamins
  • A huge variety of UV data
  • Recommendations for nomenclature and tables in biochemical thermodynamics
  • Guidelines for NMR measurements for determination of high and low pKa values
  • Viscosity and density tables
  • Chemical and physical properties of various commercial plastics
  • Generic source-based nomenclature for polymers
  • Therapeutic enzymes

About the Editors:

Roger L. Lundblad, Ph.D.

Roger L. Lundblad is a native of San Francisco, California. He received his undergraduate education at Pacific Lutheran University and his PhD degree in biochemistry at the University of Washington. After postdoctoral work in the laboratories of Stanford Moore and William Stein at the Rockefeller University, he joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the Hyland Division of Baxter Healthcare in 1990. Currently Dr. Lundblad is an independent consultant and writer in biotechnology in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is an adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Journal of Genomics and Proteomics.

Fiona M. Macdonald, Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

Fiona M. Macdonald received her BSc in chemistry from Durham University, UK. She obtained her PhD in inorganic biochemistry at Birkbeck College, University of London, studying under Peter Sadler. Having spent most of her career in scientific publishing, she is now at Taylor and Francis and is involved in developing chemical information products.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Properties of Amino Acids Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Data on the Naturally Occurring Amino Acids Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Structures and Symbols for Synthetic Amino Acids Incorporated Into Synthetic Polypeptides Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Unnatural Amino Acids for Incorporation Into Proteins Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Properties of the α-Keto Acid Analogs of Amino Acids Download PDF
Chapter  6:  α,β-Unsaturated Amino Acids Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Amino Acid Antagonists Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Coefficients of Solubility Equations of Certain Amino Acids in Water  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Heat Capacities, Absolute Entropies, and Entropies of Formation of Amino Acids and Related Compounds Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Heat of Combustion, Enthalpy and Free Energy of Formation of Amino Acids and Related Compounds Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Solubilities of Amino Acids in Water at Various Temperatures Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Heats of Solution of Amino Acids in Aqueous Solution at 25° C Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Free Energies of Solution and Standard Free Energy of Formation of Amino Acids in Aqueous Solution at 25° C Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Far Ultraviolet Absorption Spectra of Amino Acids Download PDF
Chapter  15:  UV Absorption Characteristics of N-Acetyl Methyl Esters of the Aromatic Amino Acids, Cystine, and of N-Acetylcysteine Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Numerical Values of the Absorbances of the Aromatic Amino Acids in Acid, Neutral and Alkaline Solutions Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Luminescence of the Aromatic Amino Acids Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Luminescence of Derivatives of the Aromatic Amino Acids Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Luminescence of Proteins Lacking Tryptophan Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Luminescence of Proteins Containing Tryptophan Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Hydrophobicities of Amino Acids and Proteins Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Chemical Specificity of Reagents for Protein Modification  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Reagents for the Chemical Modification of Proteins Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Protein pK Values Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Protease Inhibitors and Protease Inhibitor Cocktails Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Assay of Solution Protein Concentration Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Spectrophotometric Determination of Protein Concentration in the Short-Wavelength Ultraviolet Download PDF
Chapter  28:  A Comprehensive Classification System for Lipids  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Properties of Fatty Acids and Their Methyl Esters Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Densities, Specific Volumes, and Temperature Coefficients of Fatty Acids From C to C  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Composition and Properties of Common Oils and Fats Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Androgens Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Bile Acids Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Corticoids Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Estrogens Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Progestogens Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sterols Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Prostaglandins and Related Fatty-Acid-Derived Materials Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Properties of Vitamins Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Biological Characteristics of Vitamins Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Properties for Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbate-2-SULFATE Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Vitamers Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Vitamin Names Discarded Download PDF
Chapter  44:  UV Spectral Characteristics and Acidic Dissociation Constants of 280 Alkyl Bases, Nucleosides, and Nucleotides Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Ultraviolet Absorbance of Oligonucleotides Containing 2′-O-Methylpentose Residues Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Spectrophotometric Constants of Ribonucleotides Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Purines, Pyrimidines, Nucleosides, and Nucleotides: Physical Constants and Spectral Properties Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Chemical Modification of Nucleic Acids Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Transfection Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Introduction to Carbohydrates Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Table A: Natural Alditols, Inositols, Inososes, and Amino Alditols and Inosamines Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Table B: Natural Acids of Carbohydrate Derivation Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Table C Natural Aldoses Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Table D: Natural Ketoses Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Carbohydrate Phosphate Esters Download PDF
Chapter  56:  The Naturally Occurring Amino Sugars Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Oligosaccharides (Including Disaccharides) Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Mucopolysaccharides (Glycosaminoglycans) Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Iubmb-Iupac Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature (JCBN) Recommendations for Nomenclature and Tables in Biochemical Thermodynamics Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Standard Transformed Gibbs Energies of Formation for Biochemical Reactants Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Enthalpy, Entropy, and Free Energy Values for Biochemical Redox Reactions Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Oxidation-Reduction Potentials, Absorbance Bands and Molar Absorbance of Compounds Used in Biochemical Studies Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Calorimetric ΔH Values Accompanying Conformational Changes of Macromolecules in Solution Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Free Energies of Hydrolysis and Decarboxylation Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Deci-Normal Solutions of Oxidation and Reduction Reagents Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Guidelines for Potentiometric Measurements in Suspensions Part A. The Suspension Effect Download PDF
Chapter  67:  Ionization Constants of Acids and Bases Download PDF
Chapter  68:  Guidelines for NMR Measurements for Determination of High and Low pK Values Download PDF
Chapter  69:  Measurement and Interpretation of Electrokinetic Phenomena Download PDF
Chapter  70:  Measurement of pH Definition, Standards, and Procedures Download PDF
Chapter  71:  General Comments on Buffers Download PDF
Chapter  72:  List of Buffers Download PDF
Chapter  73:  Brønsted Acidities Download PDF
Chapter  74:  Measurement of pH Download PDF
Chapter  75:  Buffer Solutions Download PDF
Chapter  76:  Amine Buffers Useful for Biological Research Download PDF
Chapter  77:  Preparation of Buffers for Use in Enzyme Studies* Download PDF
Chapter  78:  Buffer for Acrylamide Gels (Single-Gel Systems) Download PDF
Chapter  79:  Buffer for Acrylamide Gels with More Than One Layer Download PDF
Chapter  80:  Starch Gels Download PDF
Chapter  81:  Indicators for Volumetric Work and pH Determinations Download PDF
Chapter  82:  Acid and Base Indicators Download PDF
Chapter  83:  Specific Gravity of Liquids Download PDF
Chapter  84:  Viscosity and Density Tables Download PDF
Chapter  85:  A Listing of Log P Values, Water Solubility, and Molecular Weight for Some Selected Chemicals Download PDF
Chapter  86:  Chemicals Commonly Used in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Their Properties Download PDF
Chapter  87:  Common Detergents Used in Biochemical Research Download PDF
Chapter  88:  Some Properties of Detergents and Surfactants Used in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Download PDF
Chapter  89:  Some Biological Stains and Dyes Download PDF
Chapter  90:  Mordant Dyes Download PDF
Chapter  91:  Metal Chelating Agents  Download PDF
Chapter  92:  Water Download PDF
Chapter  93:  Stability of Solutions for GLP and cGMP Use Download PDF
Chapter  94:  General Information on Spectroscopy Download PDF
Chapter  95:  Microplates Download PDF
Chapter  96:  Plastics Download PDF
Chapter  97:  Chemical and Physical Properties of Various Commercial Plastics Download PDF
Chapter  98:  Generic Source-Based Nomenclature for Polymers Download PDF
Chapter  99:  Definitions of Terms Relating to Reactions of Polymers and to Functional Polymeric Materials Download PDF
Chapter  100:  Definitions of Terms Related to Polymer Blends, Composites, and Multiphase Polymeric Materials Download PDF
Chapter  101:  Organic Name Reactions Useful in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Download PDF
Chapter  102:  Enzymes in Synthetic Organic Chemistry,  Download PDF
Chapter  103:  Therapeutic Enzymes  Download PDF
Chapter  104:  Weights of Cells and Cell Constituents Download PDF
Chapter  105:  Particle Diameter Download PDF
AppendixA Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
AppendixB Download PDF
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