Water and Biological Macromolecules

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Eric Westhof
Macmillan International Higher Education, Nov 11, 1993 - Biochemistry - 466 pages
Water and Biological Macromolecules is a new volume in the series, Topics in Molecular and Structural Biology. Water is so ubiquitous that it has, to a greater degree, been overlooked in molecular biology. This book looks at the biochemical and thermodynamic properties in relation to polypeptides, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipids. Water is so pervasive that it would be an impossible task to cover all its features. With this in mind each contributor has taken special care to refer to other review articles or books to allow the reader to further expand their knowledge.

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Contents

Water structure
4
Thermodynamic and dynamic properties of water
45
Hydration of amino acids in protein crystals
77
Highresolution
98
Hydration of protein secondary structures the role
148
Nucleic Acids
165
Structural water bridges in nucleic acids
226
Hydration sites and hydration bridges around DNA helices
253
Lipid hydration
341
30
342
45
367
98
381
46
382
55
389
Hydration forces
391
135
404

Light scattering spectroscopy studies of the water molecules
266
1
288
Polysaccharide interactions with water
303
11
313
The role of structural water molecules in proteinsaccharide
321
19
322
21
336
Solvation thermodynamics of biopolymers
430
148
433
56
454
338
460
154
461
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