Enzyme Chemistry

Impact and applications

  • Colin J. Suckling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Colin J. Suckling
    Pages 1-7
  3. Seiji Shinkai
    Pages 40-77
  4. Colin J. Suckling
    Pages 78-118
  5. Barrie Hesp, Alvin K. Willard
    Pages 119-161
  6. Donald H. Brown, W. Ewen Smith
    Pages 162-195
  7. Keith E. Suckling
    Pages 232-251
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 252-255

About this book


In the molecular sciences, enzyme chemistry occupies a special niche as one of the major contact points between chemical and biological disciplines. The special properties of enzymes as selective and efficient catalysts are so central to current challenges to chemists that the development of enzyme chemistry in the past thirty years has been a major stimulus to chemical research in general. On the one hand studies of the intrinsic properties of enzymes and, on the other hand, their applications to synthesis, drug design, and biosynthesis have had an immense impact. This book brings together in one volume essays describing several such fields with emphasis on the applications. It would be unnecessarily repetitious to outline the approach and contents of the book in a Preface; the first short chapter is more eloquent than a formal Preface can be. I shall therefore encourage you to begin with the Introduction in Chapter 1 and here I wish to extend my warm thanks to those who have contributed to the production of this book: the authors for their acceptance of the overall concept of the book and for the thoughtfulness of their writing; Dr Charles Suckling, FRS and Professor Hamish Wood for their constructive criticism of the whole book; and Dr John Buckingham and his colleagues at Chapman and Hall for their efficiency and enthusiasm in transforming the typescripts into the book that you now hold. Colin J. Suckling University of Strathclyde Contributors Donald H.


Coenzym biochemistry enzyme enzymology natural product

Editors and affiliations

  • Colin J. Suckling
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8957-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5574-5
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