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Handbook of Molecular Biophysics : Methods and Applications

Handbook of Molecular Biophysics : Methods and Applications

Henrik G. Bohr (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-40702-6 April 2009 1074 Pages


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This handbook and reference condenses the biophysics and biomedical contents of the renowned Encyclopedia of Applied Physics in one handy volume. Twenty-eight carefully written overview articles cover the latest research, including single molecule spectroscopy, biosensors and cellular biomechanics. Readers benefit from concise summaries of the fundamentals, methods and applications, backed by detailed tables of contents for quick access, and glossaries of terms, as well as detailed lists of references and further reading.
For libraries and R&D teams in academia and industry.
A. Quantum Mechanics Methods for Molecular Biophysics and Electronic Structure Calculations of Biomolecules
1. Quantum Molecular Biological Methods using Density Functional Theory: Spectroscopic and Structural Correlations in Small Peptides, Amino Acids, Proteins and Nucleic Acids (K. J. Jalkanen, H. G. Bohr, S. Suhai)
2. Radiationless Auger-like Electronic Transitions in Biomolecules: Bio-Auger Process (H. Bohr, F. B. Malik)
3. Excited State Dynamics in Biomolecules (G. Groenhof, L. V. Schäfer, M. Boggio-Pasqua, M. A. Robb)
4. Electron Interactions and Currents in CFT -
A Current Functional Theory applied to Molecules (J. Bang, H. Bohr, J. da Providencia)
5. Exploring Excited State Processes in Photosynthesis -
Features of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting (V. Sundstrom)

B. Studies of Motions of Biomolecules and Molecular Dynamics Calculations
6. Optical Tweezers Techniques (L.B. Oddershede)
7. Experimental Probes of Motions in Proteins (H. Frauenfelder)
8. Molecular Dynamics Computations for Proteins (T. Allen, I. Vorobyov)
9. Dynamics of Individual Muscular Protein Molecules (B. G. Nielsen)

C. Biomolecular Structures and Dynamics in Proteins, Lipids, and DNA
10. Protein-lipid Interactions in Biological Membranes (C. Helix Nielsen)
11. DNA Biomechanics (W. K. Olson, A. R. Srinivasan, A. V. Colasanti, G. Zheng, D. Swigon)
12. Models of Membrane Fusion (S. May)

D. Radiation and Spectroscopy Methods in Molecular Biophysics
13. Raman Spectroscopy in Virus Structure Analysis (D. Nemecek, G. J. Thomas, Jr.)
14. X-ray Methods for Investigation of Structures of Lipid Assemblies (H. W. Huang, L. Yang)
15. The Use of Microwaves in Molecular Biophysics (H. Bohr, M. H. Jacobsen, I. Laursen)

E. Neurobiophysics and Ion-channels
16. Neurobiophysics (A. Marino, O. Kolomytkin)
17. Ion Channels (O. S. Andersen, H. I. Ingólfsson, J. A. Lundbæk)
18. Physical Properties of Biological Membranes (T. Heimburg)

F. Techniques for detecting Molecular Structures down to the Single-Molecule-Level
19. Chiral Raman and Single Molecule Spectroscopy (S. Abdali, E. W. Blanch)
20. Single Molecule Biophysics with Fluorescence (C. Huebner, M. Prummer)
21. Biorheology (R. D. Bauer, T. Volk)
22. Lipid Membrane Technology (L.A. Bagatolli)

G. Physical Effects in Biomolecules and larger organic Systems
23. Biological Effects of Electromagnetic and Particle Radiation (J. Kiefer)
24. Biological Effects of Sound and Ultrasound (W. Nyborg)
25. Biosimulation and Computations in Systems Biology (O. Sosnovtseva, J.L. Laugesen, E. Mosekilde)
26. Organic Superconductors (C. Schelde Jacobsen)

H. Molecular Biophysics Applications in Medicine
27. Biomedical Imaging Technologies (W. R. Hendee, A. B. Wolbarst)
28. Raman Spectroscopy in Medicine (C. Krafft, P. Rösch, J. Popp)