Water in Biological and Chemical Processes: From Structure and Dynamics to Function

Water in Biological and Chemical Processes: From Structure and Dynamics to Function

by Biman Bagchi
     
 

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Building up from microscopic basics to observed complex functions, this insightful monograph explains and describes how the unique molecular properties of water give rise to its structural and dynamical behaviour which in turn translates into its role in biological and chemical processes. The discussion of the biological functions of water details not only the

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Building up from microscopic basics to observed complex functions, this insightful monograph explains and describes how the unique molecular properties of water give rise to its structural and dynamical behaviour which in turn translates into its role in biological and chemical processes. The discussion of the biological functions of water details not only the stabilising effect of water in proteins and DNA, but also the direct role that water molecules themselves play in biochemical processes, such as enzyme kinetics, protein synthesis and drug-DNA interaction. The overview of the behaviour of water in chemical systems discusses hydrophilic, hydrophobic and amphiphilic effects, as well as the interactions of water with micelles, reverse micelles, microemulsions and carbon nanotubes. Supported by extensive experimental and computer simulation data, highlighting many of the recent advances in the study of water in complex systems, this is an ideal resource for anyone studying water at the molecular level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107037298
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Series:
Cambridge Molecular Science Series
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Biman Bagchi is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences, The National Academy of Sciences, India, and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, Italy.

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