Alan Fersht, "Structure and Mechanism in Protein Science : A Guide to Enzyme Catalysis and Protein F

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Alan Fersht, "Structure and Mechanism in Protein Science: A Guide to Enzyme Catalysis and Protein Folding" (3rd edition)
W.H.Freeman | ISBN 0716732688 | 1998 Year | DjVu | 22 Mb | 650 Pages

This book belongs in every protein biochemists collection. It is a clear, up-to-date review of protein structure and function, with a concentration on enzymes. It covers a host of vital topics, including: the theories of chemical catalysis, enzyme kinetics (buy Segal for an in-depth study of this topic), the methods for determining rate constants, the stereochemistry of enzyme reactions, various regulation mechanisms, binding energies and the forces between molecules, and an overview of protein engineering techniques. If all this were not enough, Fersht concludes with a wonderful chapter covering case studies of enzyme structure and mechanism, and another couple on the kinetics and mechanisms of protein folding. Extensive references are given to the current literature for further study.
Putting all these topics into one book is an accomplishment that few authors could pull off - but Fersht does it extremely well!