An Introduction to Computational Biochemistry / Edition 1

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This comprehensive text offers a solid introduction to the biochemical principles and skills required for any researcher applying computational tools to practical problems in biochemistry. Each chapter includes an introduction to the topic, a review of the biological concepts involved, a discussion of the programming and applications used, key references, and problem sets and answers. Providing detailed coverage of biochemical structures, enzyme reactions, metabolic simulation, genomic and proteomic analyses, and molecular modeling, this is the perfect resource for students and researchers in biochemistry, bioinformatics, bioengineering and computational science.

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"…for any faculty members trying to introduce or expand thecomputational element of their courses, this book should providesome useful ideas and student exercises.” (Biochemistryand Molecular Education, Jan/Feb 2003)

"...a worthwhile addition to a personal bookshelf or aninstitution's library..." (Journal of Chemical Education,January 2003)

"...each chapter is a treasure chest of databases, software, andopportunities...a worthwile addition to a personal bookshelf or aninstitution’s library..." (Journal of ChemicalEducation, Vol. 80, No. 1, January 2003)

"...provides an excellent introduction to this newly establisheddiscipline...recommendable and a worthy investment for students..."(ChemBioChem, 2003)

" excellent introduction to this newly establisheddiscipline...recommendable and a worthy investment for students..."(ChemBioChem, Vol 4(4), 2003)

From The Critics
This text provides an introduction to biochemical principles and the skills required for applying computational tools to practical problems in biochemistry. Written for end users as opposed to programmers, the text can be used at an entry level to teach students biochemical principles as well as specific uses of application programs for the acquisition, analysis, and management of biochemical data with computers. Each chapter contains a review of biological concepts, discussion of programming techniques and applications, and problem sets. A list of software suppliers is included. Tsai teaches chemistry and biochemistry at Carleton University, Canada. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471401209
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents



Biochemistry Data: Analysis and Management.

Biochemical Exploration: Internet Resources.

Molecular Graphics: Visualization of Biomolecules.

Biochemical Compounds: Structure and Analysis.

Dynamic Biochemistry: Biomolecular Interactions.

Dynamic Biochemistry: Enzyme Kinetics.

Dynamic Biochemistry: Metabolic Simulation.

Genomics: Nucleotide Sequences and Recombinant DNA.

Genomics: Gene Identification.

Proteomics: Protein Sequence Analysis.

Proteomics: Prediction of Protein Structures.

Phylogenetic Analysis.

Molecular Modeling: Molecular Mechanics.

Molecular Modeling: Protein Modeling.

Appendix 1: List of Software Programs.

Appendix 2: List of World Wide Web Servers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2003

    Worthwhile Book

    ¿¿a worthwhile addition to a personal bookshelf or an institution¿s library¿¿ (Journal of Chemical Education, January 2003)

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