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Computational Approaches to Protein Dynamics: From Quantum to Coarse-Grained Methods

Monika Fuxreiter
April 16, 2018

The Latest Developments on the Role of Dynamics in Protein Functions Computational Approaches to Protein Dynamics: From Quantum to Coarse-Grained Methods presents modern biomolecular computational techniques that address protein flexibility/dynamics at all levels of theory. An international...

Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism: Biology, Techniques, and Applications

Vladimir V. Ghukasyan, Ahmed A. Heikal
April 16, 2018

From the Lab to Clinical Settings—Advances in Quantitative, Noninvasive Optical Diagnostics Noninvasive fluorescence imaging techniques, novel fluorescent labels, and natural biomarkers are revolutionizing our knowledge of cellular processes, signaling and metabolic pathways, the underlying...

Optical Probes in Biology

Jin Zhang, Sohum Mehta, Carsten Schultz
April 16, 2018

Optical probes, particularly the fluorescent varieties, enable researchers to observe cellular events in real time and with great spatial resolution. Optical Probes in Biology explores the diverse capabilities of these powerful and versatile tools and presents various approaches used to design,...

Computational Optical Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging

Sarhan M. Musa
April 13, 2018

Computational Optical Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging covers recent discoveries and research in the field by some of the best inventors and researchers in the world. It also presents useful computational methods and applications used in optical biomedical spectroscopy and imaging. Topics...

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

Amit Kessel, Nir Ben-Tal
April 11, 2018

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...

Light Harvesting in Photosynthesis

Roberta Croce, Rienk van Grondelle, Herbert van Amerongen, Ivo van Stokkum
February 01, 2018

This landmark collective work introduces the physical, chemical, and biological principles underlying photosynthesis: light absorption, excitation energy transfer, and charge separation. It begins with an introduction to properties of various pigments, and the pigment proteins in plant, algae, and...

Biophysical Chemistry

Dagmar Klostermeier, Markus G. Rudolph
December 19, 2017

Biophysical Chemistry explores the concepts of physical chemistry and molecular structure that underlie biochemical processes. Ideally suited for students of life sciences, but equally accessible to students and scientists in related fields, the book concisely describes the fundamental aspects of...

Mysteries in Muscle Contraction: Evidence against Current Dogmas

Haruo Sugi
December 13, 2017

This book explores the author’s wide-ranging work on muscle research, which spans more than 50 years. It delves into the dogmas of muscle contraction: how the models were constructed and what was overlooked during the process, including their resulting shortcomings. The text stimulates general...

Cellular Patterns

Antonio Siber, Primoz Ziherl
December 11, 2017

The mechanics underlying the form and structure of biological tissues is being increasingly investigated and appreciated, with new results appearing at a fast pace. Cellular Patterns covers the salient elements of this thriving field of research in a textbook style, including both historic landmark...

An Introduction to Single Molecule Biophysics

Yuri L. Lyubchenko
November 29, 2017

This book gives an accessible, detailed overview on techniques of single molecule biophysics (SMB), showing how they are applied to numerous biological problems associated with understanding the molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, and translation, as well as functioning of...

Aquaporins in Health and Disease: New Molecular Targets for Drug Discovery

Graca Soveral, Soren Nielsen, Angela Casini
November 01, 2017

Since the discovery of Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) as a water channel, many studies have revealed the importance of aquaporins in mammalian physiology and pathophysiology as well as plant and microbial biology. The studies have also shown aquaporins as potential drug targets and targets for improving crop...

Coarse-Grained Modeling of Biomolecules

Garegin A. Papoian
October 30, 2017

"The chapters in this book survey the progress in simulating biomolecular dynamics…. The images conjured up by this work are not yet universally loved, but are beginning to bring new insights into the study of biological structure and function. The future will decide whether this scientific...