Cooperativity Theory in Biochemistry

Steady-State and Equilibrium Systems

  • Terrell L. Hill

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Systems without Explicit Interactive Cooperativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terrell L. Hill
      Pages 3-33
    3. Terrell L. Hill
      Pages 34-42
    4. Terrell L. Hill
      Pages 43-57
  3. Small Systems or Complexes with Explicit Interactive Cooperativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
  4. One- or Two-Dimensional Lattices of Units with Explicit Interactive Cooperativity

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 457-459

About this book


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 constitution of biological systems, the manner in which information was trans­ mitted 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 bewildering 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 rep­ licating, distributing 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 sys­ tems. 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. This will enable the reader to get a sense of historical perspective-what is known about the field today-and a description of the frontiers of research where our knowledge is increasing steadily.


biochemistry biology molecular mechanisms nucleic acid proteins

Authors and affiliations

  • Terrell L. Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health and Human ServicesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9555-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-5082-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-6523
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