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Amino Acids and Peptides

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  • This text is intended for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in chemistry and biochemistry studying amino acids and peptides. The authors concentrate on amino acids and peptides without detailed discussions of proteins, while giving all the essential background chemistry, including sequence determination, synthesis and spectroscopic methods. The approach is intended to encourage the reader to cross classical boundaries while gaining an understanding of protein behavior on a molecular level. The book includes chapters on the biological roles of amino acids, as well as a section on enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of peptides, with suitable examples, an area often neglected in texts describing peptide synthesis. This modern text will be of value in the amino acid, peptide and protein field, to advanced undergraduates, graduate students and research workers.

    • Approach suitable for both chemists and biochemists
    • Much of the material in the book is directly relevant to proteins as well as amino acids and peptides
    • Emphasis on analytical methods and their applications
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    "Barret and Elmore concentrate on the many chemical and biological aspects of amino acids and peptides. Exclusion of proteins from the discussion is purposeful, but enough molecular detail is given so that the properties of proteins may be appreciated...Appropriate for graduate students and others interested in this specific topic." K. Cornely, Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511037702
    • contains: 192 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Peptide conformations
    3. Physicochemical properties of amino acids and peptides
    4. Reactions and analytical methods for amino acids and peptides
    5. Determination of primary structure of peptides
    6. Synthesis of amino acids
    7. Synthesis of peptides
    8. Biological roles of amino acids and peptides
    9. Some aspects of amino acid and peptide drug design

  • Authors

    G. C. Barrett, Oxford Brookes University

    D. T. Elmore, University of Oxford

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