Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. F. J. Savage
      Pages 3-44
    3. H. D. Lüdemann
      Pages 45-59
  3. Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Julia M. Goodfellow, Narmada Thanki, Janet M. Thornton
      Pages 63-97
    3. C. Y. Sekharudu, M. Sundaralingam
      Pages 148-162
  4. Nucleic Acids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. D. L. Beveridge, S. Swaminathan, G. Ravishanker, J. M. Withka, J. Srinivasan, C. Prevost et al.
      Pages 165-225
    3. F. Vovelle, J. M. Goodfellow
      Pages 244-265
  5. Polysaccharides and Lipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Serge Pérez
      Pages 295-320
    3. Yves Bourne, Christian Cambillau
      Pages 321-337
    4. Gregor Cevc
      Pages 338-389
  6. Thermodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. C. J. van Oss
      Pages 393-429
    3. A. Ben-Naim
      Pages 430-459
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 460-466

About this book


Water and Biological Macromolecules is a new volume in the series, Topics in Molecular and Structural Biology. Water is so ubiquitous that it has, to a greater degree, been overlooked in molecular biology. This book looks at the biochemical and thermodynamic properties in relation to polypeptides, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipids. Water is so pervasive that it would be an impossible task to cover all its features. With this in mind each contributor has taken special care to refer to other review articles or books to allow the reader to further expand their knowledge.


amino acid biology biopolymer DNA Hydra Lipid molecular biology nucleic acid polysaccharide protein protein folding structural biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Westhof
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et CellulaireCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueStrasbourgFrance

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