Covering the effect of chirality on all aspects of molecular interaction from the fundamental physical chemical properties of molecules and their molecular physics to the application of chirality in new areas such as its applications in materials science, Topics in Stereochemistry explores a wide variety of properties, both physical and chemical of isomers with a view to their applications in a number of disciplines from biochemistry to materials science.
This book consists of 11 chapters and begins with a brief overview of enzyme structure, followed by a discussion on methods of probing enzyme structure such as X-ray crystallography and optical spectroscopy. Kinetic methods are then described, with emphasis on the general principles of steady-state and transient kinetics. The chemical principles involved in enzyme catalysis are also discussed, and case studies of a few well-documented enzymes are presented. The regulation of enzyme activity is analyzed from a nongenetic viewpoint, with particular reference to binding isotherms and models for allosterism. Two particular enzymes, aspartate transcarbamoylase and phosphofructokinase, are used as examples of well-studied regulatory enzymes. The last two chapters focus on multienzyme complexes and membrane-bound enzymes.
This monograph is intended for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and research workers in molecular biology and biochemistry.