Enzyme Kinetics: Principles and Methodsby Hans Bisswanger, Leonie Bubenheim (Translator)
This new, expanded and updated edition of the user-friendly and comprehensive treatise on enzyme kinetics expertly balances theory and practice. This is an indispensable aid for advanced students and professionals working with enzymes, whether biochemists, biotechnologists, chemical biologists, pharmacologists or bioengineers in academia, industry and clinical research.
“This new, expanded and updated edition of the user–friendly and comprehensive treatise on enzyme kinetics expertly balances theory and practice. This is an indispensable aid for advanced students and professionals working with enzymes, whether biochemists, biotechnologists, chemical biologists, pharmacologists or bioengineers in academia, industry and clinical research.” (Biology Community, 29 November 2012)
Enzyme kinetics is not a new area in biochemistry. Thirty years ago, enzyme kinetics was one of the most important tools for deconstructing enzymatic mechanisms. With advances in enzyme structure determination and molecular genetics, enzyme kinetics is no longer as prominent. However, enzyme kinetics is still useful to gain insight into enzymes that are too large for NMR studies and that cannot be crystallized. Many enzymes that fit into this category are membrane bound, the kinetics of which are much more complicated. In this new edition (1st ed., 2002), Bisswanger (Univ. of Tübingen, Germany) does a nice job of extending solution enzyme kinetics to membrane-bound enzymes. Setting it apart from other works on the subject, Enzyme Kinetics does not simply deal with substrate binding as a part of the reaction kinetics, but instead devotes about one-third of the text to equilibrium binding between macromolecules and ligands in which no reaction catalysis follows the binding. This binding is then directly connected with enzyme catalyzed reaction kinetics. Enzyme Kinetics was written to serve as a graduate-level course resource and would serve this population well. The inclusion of student problems would be an improvement. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty. L. J. Liotta, Stonehill College (Choice, February 2009)
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Meet the Author
Hans Bisswanger was Professor at the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he has developed and taught for many years an intensive course on enzyme kinetics, enzyme technology and ligand binding. His scientific interest lies with structural and regulatory mechanisms of multi-enzyme complexes, thermophilic enzymes and the technical application of immobilized enzymes. He is the author of two well-known books on enzymology that have appeared in different languages and editions.
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