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    Protein-ligand interactions: fundamentals

    Williams, Mark A. (2013) Protein-ligand interactions: fundamentals. In: Williams, Mark A. and Daviter, Tina (eds.) Protein–Ligand Interactions: Fundamentals. Methods in Molecular Biology I 1008. Berlin, Germany: Springer, pp. 3-34. ISBN 9781627033978.

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    Here are described the basic mechanisms governing the interactions between proteins and their natural or manmade ligands, together with the principles underlying their analysis. The consequences of these principles are detailed for the simplest case of one-to-one binding. The general features of experimental measurements of biomolecular interactions arise from properties of the molecules involved and, thus, are common to many methods of detection. Consequently, an understanding of these principles greatly simplifies adoption and comparison of experimental methods and provides the rationale underlying many common protocols. In seeking to understand and interpret the results of experiments or identify possible sources of error these fundamental ideas are a constant guide.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN: 1064-3745
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Protein complexes, Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Nonlinear regression, Specificity, Drug design
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Bioinformatics, Bloomsbury Centre for (Closed), Structural Molecular Biology, Institute of (ISMB)
    Depositing User: Mark Williams
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2014 12:59
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:09


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