Protein Compartmentalization

  • Arnold W. Strauss
  • Irving Boime
  • Günther Kreil

Part of the Springer Series in Molecular Biology book series (SSMOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter Walter, Vivian Siegel, Leander Lauffer, Pablo D. Garcia
    Pages 1-13
  3. Barry E. Carlin, John Paul Merlie
    Pages 71-86
  4. Cecil B. Pickett, Claudia A. Telakowski-Hopkins
    Pages 103-117
  5. Richard Zimmermann
    Pages 119-136
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 137-140

About this book

Introduction

During the past few decades we have witnessed an era of remarkable growth in the field of molecular biology. In 1950 very little was known of the chemical con­ stitution of biological systems, the manner in which information was transmitted from one organism to another, or the extent to which the chemical basis of life is unified. The picture today is dramatically different. We have an almost bewil­ dering variety of information detailing many different aspects of life at the molecular level. These great advances have brought with them some breath­ taking insights into the molecular mechanisms used by nature for replicating, dis­ tributing, and modifying biological information. We have learned a great deal about the chemical and physical nature of the macromolecular nucleic acids and proteins, and the manner in which carbohydrates, lipids, and smaller molecules work together to provide the molecular setting of living systems. It might be said that these few decades have replaced a near vacuum of information with a very large surplus. It is in the context of this flood of information that this series of monographs on molecular biology has been organized. The idea is to bring together in one place, between the covers of one book, a concise assessment of the state of the subject in a well-defined field.

Keywords

biology membrane mitochondria molecular biology molecular mechanisms nucleic acid protein proteins synthesis translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold W. Strauss
    • 1
  • Irving Boime
    • 2
  • Günther Kreil
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological ChemistryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Molecular BiologyAustrian Academy of SciencesSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4930-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96292-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4930-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-6523
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