Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Protein Structure

Edited by Eshel Faraggi, ISBN 978-953-51-0555-8, 396 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 20, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2335

Since the dawn of recorded history, and probably even before, men and women have been grasping at the mechanisms by which they themselves exist. Only relatively recently, did this grasp yield anything of substance, and only within the last several decades did the proteins play a pivotal role in this existence. In this expose on the topic of protein structure some of the current issues in this scientific field are discussed. The aim is that a non-expert can gain some appreciation for the intricacies involved, and in the current state of affairs. The expert meanwhile, we hope, can gain a deeper understanding of the topic.