Fractals in Molecular Biophysics

Author: T. Gregory Dewey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359183

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Historically, science has sought to reduce complex problems to their simplest components, but more recently it has recognized the merit of studying complex phenomena in situ. Fractal geometry is one such appealing approach, and this book discusses its application to complex problems in molecular biophysics. The book provides a detailed, unified treatment of fractal aspects of protein and structure dynamics, fractal reaction kinetics in biochemical systems, sequence correlations in DNA and proteins, and descriptors of chaos in enzymatic systems. In an area that has been slow to acknowledge the use of fractals, this is an important addition to the literature, offering a glimpse of the wealth of possible applications to complex problems.

Molecular Orbital Calculations for Biological Systems

Author: Anne-Marie Sapse

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195098730

Category: Medical

Page: 233

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Molecular Orbital Calculations for Biological Systems is a hands-on guide to computational quantum chemistry and its applications in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. With improvements in software, molecular modeling techniques are now becoming widely available; they are increasingly used to complement experimental results, saving significant amounts of lab time. Common applications include pharmaceutical research and development; for example, ab initio and semi-empirical methods are playing important roles in peptide investigations and in drug design. The opening chapters provide an introduction for the non-quantum chemist to the basic quantum chemistry methods, ab initio, semi-empirical, and density functionals, as well as to one of the main families of computer programs, the Gaussian series. The second part then describes current research which applies quantum chemistry methods to such biological systems as amino acids, peptides, and anti-cancer drugs. Throughout the authors seek to encourage biochemists to discover aspects of their own research which might benefit from computational work. They also show that the methods are accessible to researchers from a wide range of mathematical backgrounds. Combining concise introductions with practical advice, this volume will be an invaluable tool for research on biological systems.

Hadron models and related New Energy issues

Author: Florentin Smarandache,V. Christianto

Publisher: Infinite Study

ISBN: 1599730421

Category: Cold fusion

Page: 454

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The present book covers a wide-range of issues from alternative hadron models to their likely implications to New Energy research, including alternative interpretation of low-energy reaction (coldfusion) phenomena.The authors explored some new approaches to describe novel phenomena in particle physics. M Pitkanen introduces his nuclear string hypothesis derived from his Topological Geometrodynamics theory, while E. Goldfain discusses a number of nonlinear dynamics methods, including bifurcation, pattern formation (complex Ginzburg-Landau equation) to describe elementary particle masses. Fu Yuhua discusses a plausible method for prediction of phenomena related to New Energy development.F. Smarandache discusses his unmatter hypothesis, and A. Yefremov et al. discuss Yang-Mills field from Quaternion Space Geometry. Diego Rapoport discusses link between Torsion fields and Hadronic Mechanic.A.H. Phillips discusses semiconductor nanodevices, while V. and A. Boju discuss Digital Discrete and Combinatorial methods and their likely implications to New Energy research. Pavel Pintr et al. describe planetary orbit distance from modified Schrodinger equation, and M. Pereira discusses his new Hypergeometrical description of Standard Model of elementary particles.The present volume will be suitable for researchers interested in New Energy issues, in particular their link with alternative hadron models and interpretation.While some of these discussions may be found a bit too theoretical, our view is that once these phenomena can be put into rigorous theoretical framework, thereafter more 'open-minded' physicists may be more ready to consider these New Energy methods more seriously. Our basic proposition in the present book is that considering these new theoretical insights, one can expect there are new methods to generate New Energy technologies which are clearly within reach of human knowledge in the coming years.

Biophysical Chemistry of Fractal Structures and Processes in Environmental Systems

Author: Nicola Senesi,Kevin J. Wilkinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470511192

Category: Science

Page: 340

View: 9877

This book aims to provide the scientific community with a novel and valuable approach based on fractal geometry concepts on the important properties and processes of diverse environmental systems. The interpretation of complex environmental systems using modern fractal approaches is compared and contrasted with the more classical approaches. The book will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary for solving practical environmental problems. Furthermore, it examinea how the fractal approach has been applied in order to understand the structure and reactivity of natural, environmental systems including flocs, sediments, soils, microorganisms and humic substances.

Introduction to Molecular Biophysics

Author: Jack A. Tuszynski,Michal Kurzynski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203009963

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 8202

Molecular biophysics is a rapidly growing field of research that plays an important role in elucidating the mysteries of life's molecules and their assemblies, as well as the relationship between their structure and function. Introduction to Molecular Biophysics fills an existing gap in the literature on this subject by providing the reader with the modern theoretical tools needed to understand life processes from a physical viewpoint. The authors review numerous topics of relevance to biophysics, including peptide chains, DNA structure and function, cytoplasm, membranes, and motor proteins. Each chapter is richly illustrated and contains numerous examples, references, and problems that make this book useful as both an inclusive reference work and textbook.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Journal of Cell Biology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cells

Page: N.A

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No. 2, pt. 2 of November issue each year from v. 19-47; 1963-70 and v. 55- 1972- contain the Abstracts of papers presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, 3d-10th; 1963-70 and 12th- 1972- .

Physikalische Chemie

Author: Peter W. Atkins,Julio de Paula,Michael Bär,Anna Schleitzer,Carsten Heinisch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527315462

Category: Science

Page: 1220

View: 6207

Dielectric Relaxation in Biological Systems

Physical Principles, Methods, and Applications

Author: Valerica Raicu,Yuri Feldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199686513

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 429

View: 6421

This title covers the theoretical basis and practical aspects of the study of dielectric properties of biological systems, such as water, electrolyte and polyelectrolytes, solutions of biological macromolecules, cells suspensions and cellular systems.


Author: Friedrich Lottspeich,Joachim W. Engels

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827429421

Category: Science

Page: 1208

View: 2725

Das bewährte Standardwerk Bioanalytik beschreibt und erläutert alle analytischen Methoden, die heute in der Biochemie und Molekularbiologie eingesetzt werden - in fünf großen Abschnitten: Proteinanalytik, 3D-Strukturaufklärung, Spezielle Stoffgruppen, Nucleinsäureanalytik, Systematische Funktionsanalytik. Die komplett überarbeitete 3. Auflage berücksichtigt zahlreiche methodische Weiterentwicklungen und greift auch hochaktuelle Trends in der Forschung auf. Großer Wert wurde auf eine kritische, praxisbezogene Darstellung der Methoden und auf eine Vernetzung der verschiedenen Kapitel untereinander gelegt. So wird die Neuauflage dieses kompetenten und informationsreichen Lehr- und Handbuches wieder all jenen, die sich in der Vielfalt der biologisch-chemischen Labormethoden zurechtfinden müssen, als zuverlässiger Wegweiser dienen.

Supramolecular Structure and Function 7

Author: Greta Pifat-Mrzljak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306466724

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2395

This book is the proceedings of the 7th International Summer School on Biophysics: Supramolecular Structure and Function, held September 14-26, 2000, in Rovinj, Croatia. An enormous amount of new knowledge on the molecular basis of biological phenomena has emerged in the rapidly expanding field of biophysics. The principles and methods of modern biophysics now provide a strong foundation for all of the biosciences, and serve as a rational common language for scientists from various disciplines. The series of books on Supramolecular Structure and Function was inspired by the International Summer School on Biophysics, established under the sponsorship of IUPAB, UNESCO, and ICGEB, held in Rovinj, in 2001, and follows the successful interdisciplinary approach. This volume covers some powerful methods, such as analytical centrifugation, mass spectrometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance, for the study of complex biological structures, and discusses useful physical concepts as applied to biological and biochemical systems. Case-orientated studies concentrating on particular methodologies are presented and examples are given, addressing some of the most important aspects of structure-function relationship in biological assemblies. Biophysics nowadays collaborates closely with molecular biology and bioinformatics as well as with neurosciences, and this is also demonstrated in this book. The book should be of interest both to experienced researchers wishing to widen their insight into molecular structure and function, and to younger scientists at the doctoral and postdoctoral level interested in the molecular nature of fundamental biological entities and phenomena.