Protein Structure

Molecular and Electronic Reactivity

  • Robert Austin
  • Ephraim Buhks
  • Britton Chance
  • Paul Leslie Dutton
  • Don De Vault
  • Hans Frauenfelder
  • Vitalli I. Gol’danskii

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Welcome & Introduction

    1. Terence Barrett
      Pages 1-2
  3. Protein Structure and Microconformations

  4. Dynamics of Protein Structure

  5. The Role of Protein Structure and Reactivity

  6. Charge Exchange in Proteins and Model Systems

  7. Charge Separation In Photosynthetic Reaction Centers

  8. Applications

  9. Submitted Abstracts

    1. R. Bechtold, C. Kuehn, C. Lepre, H. Schwarz, S. S. Isied
      Pages 487-487
    2. M. Chance, B. Chance, L. Powers, L. Parkhurst, C. Kumar, Y. H. Chou
      Pages 490-490
    3. Don De Vault
      Pages 492-492
    4. F. A. Ferrone, A. J. Martino, S. Basak, M. Colette, M. Brunori
      Pages 493-493
    5. M. R. Gunner, N. Woodbury, W. W. Parson, P. L. Dutton
      Pages 494-495
    6. Eric R. Henry, William A. Eaton, Michael Levitt
      Pages 496-496
    7. Leslie A. Kuhn, John S. Leigh Jr.
      Pages 497-497
    8. Leslie A. Kuhn, John S. Leigh Jr.
      Pages 498-498
    9. H. Koloczek, K. G. Paul, J. M. Vanderkooi
      Pages 500-500
    10. W. W. Wise, G. C. Wagner, P. G. Debrunner
      Pages 509-510

About this book


This book is concerned with the physical aspects of molecular and electronic tunneling in biological systems, and the extent to which protein structure controls these events. The scope is very broad and this volume could almost be a textbook in biophysics. Both fundamental processes and the extrapolation to physiological events are stressed. The discussion sections are remarkably frank and offer insight into the basic problems confronting physists and chemists as they seek to apply their techniques to biological systems. This book on the physics of biomolecules reflects recent progress in understanding the biological function of the key protein molecules from detailed knowledge of their physics. New and exciting are the glasslike aspects of protein structures and the discussion of proteins as fractals. Other topics dealt with are low-temperature kinetics and reactivity, structure and charge exchange, and charge separation in photosynthetic reaction centers.


biomolecules biophysics protein protein structure proteins temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Austin
    • 1
  • Ephraim Buhks
    • 2
  • Britton Chance
    • 3
  • Paul Leslie Dutton
    • 3
  • Don De Vault
    • 4
  • Hans Frauenfelder
    • 4
  • Vitalli I. Gol’danskii
    • 5
  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.B.F. Goodrich Co.BrecksvilleUSA
  3. 3.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  5. 5.Academy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9159-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4796-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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