Direct Methods for Solving Macromolecular Structures Suzanne Fortier

ISBN: 9780792349495

Published: February 28th 1998

Hardcover

526 pages


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Direct Methods for Solving Macromolecular Structures  by  Suzanne Fortier

Direct Methods for Solving Macromolecular Structures by Suzanne Fortier
February 28th 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 526 pages | ISBN: 9780792349495 | 5.58 Mb

This book of the proceedings of the 1997 NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Direct Methods for Solving Macromolecular Structures was assembled from the lecturers contributions and represents a comprehensive and in-depth overview ofMoreThis book of the proceedings of the 1997 NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Direct Methods for Solving Macromolecular Structures was assembled from the lecturers contributions and represents a comprehensive and in-depth overview of crystallographic structure determination methods for macromolecules.

While having a focus based on the direct methods, the Institute adopted an inclusive and broad perspective. Thus, both direct and experimental phasing techniques are presented in this book, highlighting their complementarities and synergies.

As weil, methodologies spanning the full crystallographic image reconstruction process - from low resolution envelope definition to high resolution atomic refinement- are discussed. The first part of the book introduces the array of tools currently used in structure determination, whether originating from a mathematical, computational or experimental framework. This section of the book displays the variety and ingenuity of old and new phasing approaches developed to solve increasingly complex structures. Some of the contributions focus on recent developments and/or implementations that have given older approaches a new life.

A case in point is the re-implementation of Buergers superposition approach, which is now solving protein structures. Another beautiful example is found in the introduction to the traditional multiple isomorphous replacement approach where new techniques, such as site-directed mutagenesis and the use of inert gases in the preparation of heavy atom derivatives, are described.

Equally impressive are the presentations of newer approaches, which take advantage of advances on the experimental front (e. g.



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