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Authors: Cian B. O'Doherty and Adam C. Byrne 
Book Description:
Proteins occasionally exhibit the potential to adopt alternate folds under natural or artificial conditions. These conformational changes can lead to the creation of disease-forming amyloid plaques or accumulation of insoluble aggregates in over-expressed recombinant proteins. Because alternate folds challenge the traditional notion of structurally defined proteins and frequently lead to problems in natural and laboratory settings, it is tempting to characterize structurally ambiguous proteins as ill-behaved. Unfortunately, this perspective masks the positive role structural ambiguity can play in protein function and evolution. This book provides leading-edge research on the study of protein misfolding from researchers all over the globe.

Table of Contents:

Research & Review Studies

NMR of Amyloidogenic Proteins
(Andrei T. Alexandrescu and Robyn L. Croke, Univ. of Connecticut)

Protein Misfolding: A Framework for the Emergence of Novel Biological Functions
(David A. Rozak, Wes Swietnicki, U. S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases, Phillip N. Bryan, Univ. of Maryland Biotechnology Institute)

Protein Translation Rates and Protein Misfolding: Is there any Link?
(Anton A. Komar, Cleveland State Univ.)

Protein Misfolding: A New Paradigm for HFE C282Y Hereditary Hemochromatosis
(Matthew W. Lawless, Trinity College Dublin)

Folding and Aggregation Features of Proteins
(Oxana V. Galzitskaya and Sergiy O. Garbuzynskiy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

ER-Associated Folding and Degradation: Learning from Yeast?
(Riccardo Bernasconi and Maurizio Molinari; Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Via V. Vela)

From ER Stress Response to Organelle Autoregulation
(Hiderou Yoshida; Graduate School of Science, Kyoto Univ.)

Targeting Stress Pathways to Treat Neurological Disorders Linked to Protein Misfolding
(Soledad Matus, Peter Thielen, Melissa Nassif, Mauricio Torres, Claudio Hetz, Program of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the FONDAP Center for Molecular Studies of the Cell, Univ. of Chile, Santiago, Chile)

On the Nature and Possible Functions of Silent Modules in Proteins
(Zakharia M. Frenkel and Edward N. Trifonov, Univ. of Haifa)

Short Communications

New Perspectives in Small-Angle Scattering to Study Unstructured States of Proteins
(Paul Bernado, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Dmitri I. Svergun, European Molecular Biology Laboratory and Russian Academy of Sciences)

Prevention of Protein Misfolding and Aggregation by the Machinery of Molecular Chaperones
(Carlos H.I. Ramos, State Univ. of Campinas)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008 4th Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-881-3
   Status: AV
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