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Spectroscopy for the Biological Sciences
by Gordon G. Hammes

Spectroscopy for the Biological Sciences presents the physical principles underlying spectroscopy with a minimum of mathematics.

Examples and applications to the biological sciences are included.

Contents:

  1. Fundamentals of Spectroscopy
    • Introduction
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Particle in a Box
    • Properties of Waves
    • References
    • Problems

  2. X-ray Crystallography
    • Introduction
    • Scattering of X-rays by a Crystal
    • Structure Determination
    • Neutron Diffraction
    • Nucleic Acid Structure
    • Protein Structure
    • Enzyme Catalysis
    • References
    • Problems

  3. Electronic Structure
    • Introduction
    • Absorption Spectra
    • Ultraviolet Spectra of Proteins
    • Nucleic Acid Spectra
    • Prosthetic Groups
    • Difference Spectroscopy
    • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
    • Fluorescence and Phosphorescence
    • RecBCD: Helicase Activity Monitored by Fluorescence
    • Fluorescence Energy Transfer: A Molecular Ruler
    • Application of Energy Transfer to Biological Systems
    • Dihydrofolate Reductase
    • References
    • Problems

  4. Circular Dichroism, Optical Rotary Dispersion, and Fluorescence Polarization
    • Introduction
    • Optical Rotary Dispersion
    • Circular Dichroism
    • Optical Rotary Dispersion and Circular Dichroism of Proteins
    • Optical Rotary Dispersion and Circular Dichroism of Nucleic Acids
    • Small Molecule Binding to DNA
    • Protein Folding
    • Interaction of DNA with Zinc Finger Proteins
    • Fluorescence Polarization
    • Integration of HIV Genome into Host Genome
    • a-ketoglutarate Dehyrogenase100
    • References
    • Problems

  5. Vibrations in Macromolecules
    • Introduction
    • Infrared Spectroscopy
    • Raman Spectroscopy
    • Structure Determination with Vibrational Spectroscopy
    • Resonance Raman Spectroscopy119
    • Structure of Enzyme-Substrate Complexes
    • References
    • Problems

  6. Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electron SpinResonance
    • Introduction
    • NMR Spectrometers
    • Chemical Shifts
    • Spin-spin Splitting
    • Relaxation Times
    • Multi-dimensional NMR
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Electron Spin Resonance
    • References
    • Problems

  7. Applications of Magnetic Resonance in Biology
    • Introduction
    • Regulation of DNA Transcription
    • Protein-DNA Interactions
    • Dynamics of Protein Folding
    • RNA Folding
    • Lactose Permease
    • Conclusion
    • References

  8. Mass Spectrometry
    • Introduction
    • Mass Analysis
    • Tandem Mass Spectrometry
    • Ion Detectors
    • Ionization of the Sample
    • Sample Preparation/Analysis
    • Proteins and Peptides
    • Protein Folding
    • Other Biomolecules
    • References
    • Problems
Appendix 1. Useful Constants and Conversion Factors

Appendix 2. Structures of the Common Amino Acids at Neutral pH

Appendix 3. Common Nucleic Acid Components

Index

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by Gordon G. Hammes

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