An Introduction to Computational Biochemistry / Edition 1

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to biochemcial principles and the skills required for applying computational tools to practical problems in biochemistry. It also details biochemical structures, enzyme reactions, metabolic simulation, genomic and proteomic analyses, and molecular modeling, as well as demonstrating the broad applications and versatility of computers for use in solving biochemical problems.
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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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"…for any faculty members trying to introduce or expand the computational element of their courses, this book should provide some useful ideas and student exercises.” (Biochemistry and Molecular Education, Jan/Feb 2003)

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

"...each chapter is a treasure chest of databases, software, and opportunities...a worthwile addition to a personal bookshelf or an institution’s library..." (Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 80, No. 1, January 2003)

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

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

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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

1 Introduction 1
2 Biochemical Data: Analysis and Management 11
3 Biochemical Exploration: Internet Resources 41
4 Molecular Graphics: Visualization of Biomolecules 53
5 Biochemical Compounds: Structure and Analysis 73
6 Dynamic Biochemistry: Biomolecular Interactions 107
7 Dynamic Biochemistry: Enzyme Kinetics 123
8 Dynamic Biochemistry: Metabolic Simulation 147
9 Genomics: Nucleotide Sequences and Recombinant DNA 165
10 Genomics: Gene Identification 183
11 Proteomics: Protein Sequence Analysis 209
12 Proteomics: Prediction of Protein Structures 233
13 Phylogenetic Analysis 269
14 Molecular Modeling: Molecular Mechanics 285
15 Molecular Modeling: Protein Modeling 315
Appendix 343
Index 357
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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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