Introduction to Proteins: Structure, Function, and Motion, Second Edition

Amit Kessel, Nir Ben-Tal

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February 19, 2018 Forthcoming by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 890 Pages - 300 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498747172 - CAT# K27031
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology


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  • Discusses experimental/computational methods used in studying protein structure and dynamics
  • Discusses the energetics of protein structure
  • Covers intrinsically-unstructured proteins, with a complete and realistic view of the proteome, whilst also exploring the full repertoire of protein functions
  • Describes protein–ligand interactions
  • Discusses enzymes and biological catalysis in terms of biochemistry and metabolism, molecular mechanisms, thermodynamics, kinetics, and real-world applications in medicine/industry
  • Identifies useful web resources for the study of proteins
  • Animations of biochemical processes, enzymatic mechanisms, and protein conformational changes via embedded QR codes — easily scanned by any smartphone
  • Downloadable solutions manual at


Introduction to Proteins shows how proteins can be analyzed in multiple ways. It refers to the roles of proteins and enzymes in diverse contexts and everyday applications, including medical disorders, drugs, toxins, chemical warfare, and animal behavior.

This edition includes a brand-new chapter on enzymatic catalysis and biochemistry, an in-depth discussion of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and a wider-scale description of methods for studying proteins.