Biocatalysis at Extreme Temperatures: Enzyme Systems Near and Above 100C

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Provides a comprehensive review of catalysis by enzymes at extreme temperatures. Covers what is known about organisms that can grow near 100C and the specific properties of the limited number of enzymes and proteins that have been purified from them. Also discusses techniques and methods for investigating how proteins and nucleic acids are stabilized at extreme temperatures and explores the potential application of these enzymes. Includes contributions from leading research scientists in biochemistry, chemical ...
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Provides a comprehensive review of catalysis by enzymes at extreme temperatures. Covers what is known about organisms that can grow near 100C and the specific properties of the limited number of enzymes and proteins that have been purified from them. Also discusses techniques and methods for investigating how proteins and nucleic acids are stabilized at extreme temperatures and explores the potential application of these enzymes. Includes contributions from leading research scientists in biochemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology, biology, and molecular biology.
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For chemists in pharmaceuticals, medicine, agriculture, and food, reviews what little is known about catalysis by enzymes at near the boiling point of water, the specific properties of the few isolated enzymes and proteins that can live and function at that extreme, and the potential applications. The 13 papers are from a symposium at the April 1991 meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780841224582
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 5/5/1992
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #498
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Table of Contents

Biocatalysis Near and Above 100 C: An Overview Metabolic Enzymes from Sulfur-Dependent, Extremely Thermophilic Organisms Characterization of Enzymes from High-Temperature Bacteria Thermally Stable Urease from Thermophilic Bacteria Respiratory Electron-Transport Components in Hyperthermophilic Bacteria Key Enzymes in the Primary Nitrogen Metabolism of a Hyperthermophile Biocatalysis in Organic Media Pressure Dependence of Enzyme Catalysis Thermodynamic Strategies for Protein Design: Increased Temperature Stability Stability of High-Temperature Enzymes: Development and Testing of a New Predictive Model Computational Approaches to Modeling and Analyzing Thermostability in Proteins DNA-Binding Proteins and Genome Topology in Thermophilic Prokaryotes Applications of Thermostable DNA Polymerases in Molecular Biology

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