Quantum Biochemistry

Quantum Biochemistry

Editor(s): Chérif F. Matta

Published Online: 25 JUN 2010

Print ISBN: 9783527323227

Online ISBN: 9783527629213

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629213

About this Book

Divided into five major parts, the two volumes of this ready reference cover the tailoring of theoretical methods for biochemical computations, as well as the many kinds of biomolecules, reaction and transition state elucidation, conformational flexibility determination, and drug design. Throughout, the chapters gradually build up from introductory level to comprehensive reviews of the latest research, and include all important compound classes, such as DNA, RNA, enzymes, vitamins, and heterocyclic compounds.
The result is in-depth and vital knowledge for both readers already working in the field as well as those entering it. Includes contributions by Prof. Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009) and Prof. Jerome Karle (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1985).

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Novel Theoretical, Computational, and Experimental Methods and Techniques

  2. Part Two: Nucleic Acids, Amino Acids, Peptides and Their Interactions

    1. Chapter 11

      An Electron Density-Based Approach to the Origin of Stacking Interactions (pages 365–387)

      Ricardo A. Mosquera, María J. González Moa, Laura Estévez, Marcos Mandado and Ana M. Graña

    2. Chapter 13

      Methods in Biocomputational Chemistry: A Lesson from the Amino Acids (pages 403–421)

      Hugo J. Bohórquez, Constanza Cárdenas, Prof. Chérif F. Matta, Russell J. Boyd and Manuel E. Patarroyo

  3. Part Three: Reactivity, Enzyme Catalysis, Biochemical Reaction Paths and Mechanisms

  4. Part Four: From Quantum Biochemistry to Quantum Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Drug Design

    1. Chapter 28

      Targeting Butyrylcholinesterase for Alzheimer's Disease Therapy (pages 757–780)

      Katherine V. Darvesh, Ian R. Pottie, Robert S. McDonald, Earl Martin and Sultan Darvesh

  5. Part Five: Biochemical Signature of Quantum Indeterminism

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