Protein Structure and Function
"This reviewer has not encountered a book better than this one for students interested in learning more about structure-function relationships in proteins."
—B. Williams, Choice
"The modular structure works well for this primer. ... The authors stress the concepts underlying protein structure, regulation, design, and mechanism. These are the fundamentals that students often miss in the rush to memorize details. ... For teachers, the organization of the book makes it easy to arrange a course or series of lectures by simply picking and choosing the topics to be covered. For students, this volume provides a well-organized introduction to protein structure and function with up-to-date references to the literature."
—Steven Smith, The Quarterly Review of Biology
On Chapter 1
"In summary this chapter covers truly a lot of ground with some insightful depth and cohesion.... In many ways it is a powerful successor to the several books on protein structure.... It has certainly moved well beyond the scope of other books, covering up to the most recent paradigm shifts in the field. The extensive use of color figures marks it as a very different kind of communication with the reader than most predecessor text."
—Robert Stroud, University of California, San Francisco
"[Protein Structure and Function] focuses on structure and stability, rather than on biological categories, and it does an excellent job of outlining the fundamental themes. It also ties in physical chemistry (through forces, etc.)."
—Stephen Harrison, Harvard University
"I read the outline and sample text (on motifs and classes of domains) with great interest. Overall I think it is just excellent—in fact it follows almost exactly the same course as my 2nd year lectures on protein structure."
—Janet Thornton, University College London (Now Director of EBI)
On Chapter 2
"A really good book provides a wealth of information in a manner that the reader remembers what he/she has read. This book does just that. The contents just pop into mind from time to time. This book will be a winner."
—Tom Bruice, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The format is very pleasing to the eye and easy to read. . . . The selection of subsections and topics is excellent."
—Karen Allen, Boston University School of Medicine
On Chapter 3
"I'm very excited about what [Petsko and Ringe] are putting together. This treatment and focus is much needed. It will be essential reading by students and faculty alike, and will serve as a crucial reference book for everyone in the biosciences."
—James Spudich, Stanford University School of Medicine
"I very much liked the Petsko–Ringe signaling section—it covered all the major bases in a thoughtful and coherent way; I'm amazed they managed to make the morass of signal transduction so intelligible."
—Tony Pawson, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
On Chapter 4
"It is well-written, makes for interesting reading and contains a number of excellent examples. The whole book appears to be an important, useful and timely one."
—Roman Laskowski, European Bioinformatics Institute
"I really enjoyed the content and thought the work was generally well written and very timely given the recent explosion of interest in this area."
—Michael Snyder, Yale University
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