Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular Biology

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© 2011 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. This book covers important advances in enzymology, explaining the behavior of enzymes and how they can be utilized to develop novel drugs, synthesize known and novel compounds, and understand evolutionary processes. Advances in Enzymology focuses on enzymes, the primary catalysts of life processes. The explanation of the behavior of enzymes can be found via studies of their chemical mechanisms and can be utilized to develop novel drugs, synthesize known and novel compounds, and understand evolutionary processes. The transglutaminases, first described in 1957, are a large, widely-distributed family of enzymes canonically responsible for the amidation/transamidation of protein side chains. The extraordinary diversity of names associated with various enzymatic activities now recognized and aggregated as transglutaminase bears witness to the remarkable diversity of biological roles associated with the activity, including myriad human diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Toone, EJ

Published Date

  • October 14, 2011

Volume / Issue

  • 78 /

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 548

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781118014288

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9781118105771

Citation Source

  • Scopus