Fortschritte der Chemie Organischer Naturstoffe / Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products / Progrés dans la Chimie des Substances Organiques Naturelles

  • Authors
  • A. Albert
  • K. Brückner
  • R. B. Corey
  • K. Freudenberg
  • H. H. Inhoffen
  • R. Lemberg
  • L. Pauling
  • S. Peat
  • H. Schmid
  • W. A. Schroeder
  • L. Ƶechmeister

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. H. H. Inhoffen, K. Brückner
    Pages 83-123
  3. H. Schmid
    Pages 124-179
  4. Linus Pauling, Robert B. Corey
    Pages 180-239
  5. R. Lemberg
    Pages 299-349
  6. Adrien Albert
    Pages 350-403
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 404-462

About this book

Introduction

The properties of proteins are determined not only by the sequence of amino-acid residues in the polypeptide chains, but also by the con­ figuration of the chains-the way in which the chains are coiled or folded. It is probable that denaturation, the loss of some of the specific properties of a native protein, may in many cases be the result simply of a change in configuration of the polypeptide chains, without any change whatever in the sequence of amino-acid residues. During the past few years great progress has been made in the attack on the determination of the sequence of amino-acid residues in the poly­ peptide chains of proteins, through the work of SANGER and his collabora­ tors (Io9, IIO) and of other investigators. There has also been significant progress in the attack on the problem of the configuration of polypeptide chains, largely through the application of the X-ray diffraction technique.

Keywords

Naturstoffe chemistry natural product natural products research

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Ƶechmeister
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-8014-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1954
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-8016-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8014-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0071-7886
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