Chapter 1. The Building Blocks

  1. Tom A. Waigh

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch1

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

How to Cite

Waigh, T. A. (2007) The Building Blocks, in Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017173

Online ISBN: 9780470513156

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Keywords:

  • alpha helices, beta sheets and beta barrels;
  • single covalent bond;
  • biological polymers conformation;
  • hydrogen and hydroxyl ion concentrations;
  • intermolecular disulfide and hydrogen bonds combination;
  • protein crystallisation and filaments formation;
  • helix-coil transition;
  • compact supercoiled structure;
  • cruciform structure;
  • amorphous hyperbranched glucose polymer analogous

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Proteins

  • Lipids

  • Nucleic Acids

  • Carbohydrates

  • Water

  • Proteoglycans and Glycoproteins

  • Cells (Complex Constructs of Biomolecules)

  • Viruses (Complex Constructs of Biomolecules)

  • Bacteria (Complex Constructs of Biomolecules)

  • Other Molecules

  • Further Reading

  • Tutorial Questions