Chemical Biology of the Genome

Chemical Biology of the Genome
Author: Siddhartha Roy,Tapas K. Kundu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN: 0128176458
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of the Genome Book Excerpt:

Chemical Biology of the Genome provides a comprehensive overview of essential concepts and principles of genomic and epigenomics dynamics as explored through the lens of chemical biology. Key examples and case studies illustrate chemical biology methods for study and analysis of the genome and epigenome, with an emphasis on relevance to physiological and pathophysiological processes and drug discovery. Authors and international leaders in biochemical studies of the genome, Drs. Siddhartha Roy and Tapas Kundu, adopt an integrated, interdisciplinary approach throughout, demonstrating how fast evolving chemical and mass-scale sequencing tools are increasingly used to interpret biochemical processes of the genome. Later sections discuss chemical modifications of the genome, DNA sequence recognition by proteins and gene regulation, GWAS and EpiGWAS studies, 3D architecture of the genome, and functional genome architecture. In-depth, discovery focused chapters examine intervention in gene networks using SiRNA/ShRNA, miRNA, and anti-miR, small molecule modulation of iPS, drug resistance pathways altered DNA methylation as drug targets, anti-miR as therapeutics, and nanodelivery of drugs. Offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the chemical biology of the genome and epigenome, employing illustrative case studies in both physiological and pathophysiological contexts Supports researchers in employing chemical and mass-scale sequencing approaches to interpret genomic and epigenomic dynamics Highlights innovative pathways and molecular targets for new disease study and drug discovery

Advancing Development of Synthetic Gene Regulators

Advancing Development of Synthetic Gene Regulators
Author: Anandhakumar Chandran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 9811065470
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Development of Synthetic Gene Regulators Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on an “outside the box” notion by utilizing the powerful applications of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies in the interface of chemistry and biology. In personalized medicine, developing small molecules targeting a specific genomic sequence is an attractive goal. N-methylpyrrole (P)–N-methylimidazole (I) polyamides (PIPs) are a class of small molecule that can bind to the DNA minor groove. First, a cost-effective NGS (ion torrent platform)-based Bind-n-Seq was developed to identify the binding specificity of PIP conjugates in a randomized DNA library. Their biological influences rely primarily on selective DNA binding affinity, so it is important to analyze their genome-wide binding preferences. However, it is demanding to enrich specifically the small-molecule-bound DNA without chemical cross-linking or covalent binding in chromatinized genomes. Herein is described a method that was developed using high-throughput sequencing to map the differential binding sites and relative enriched regions of non-cross-linked SAHA-PIPs throughout the complex human genome. SAHA-PIPs binding motifs were identified and the genome-level mapping of SAHA-PIPs-enriched regions provided evidence for the differential activation of the gene network. A method using high-throughput sequencing to map the binding sites and relative enriched regions of alkylating PIP throughout the human genome was also developed. The genome-level mapping of alkylating the PIP-enriched region and the binding sites on the human genome identifies significant genomic targets of breast cancer. It is anticipated that this pioneering low-cost, high through-put investigation at the sequence-specific level will be helpful in understanding the binding specificity of various DNA-binding small molecules, which in turn will be beneficial for the development of small-molecule-based drugs targeting a genome-level sequence.

Chemical Genomics

Chemical Genomics
Author: Haian Fu
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-02-13
ISBN: 1107377587
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Genomics Book Excerpt:

Advances in chemistry, biology and genomics coupled with laboratory automation and computational technologies have led to the rapid emergence of the multidisciplinary field of chemical genomics. This edited text, with contributions from experts in the field, discusses the new techniques and applications that help further the study of chemical genomics. The beginning chapters provide an overview of the basic principles of chemical biology and chemical genomics. This is followed by a technical section that describes the sources of small-molecule chemicals; the basics of high-throughput screening technologies; and various bioassays for biochemical-, cellular- and organism-based screens. The final chapters connect the chemical genomics field with personalized medicine and the druggable genome for future discovery of new therapeutics. This book will be valuable to researchers, professionals and graduate students in many fields, including biology, biomedicine and chemistry.

The Chemical Biology of Long Noncoding RNAs

The Chemical Biology of Long Noncoding RNAs
Author: Stefan Jurga,Jan Barciszewski
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 303044743X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chemical Biology of Long Noncoding RNAs Book Excerpt:

This book offers a comprehensive and detailed overview of various aspects of long non-coding RNAs. It discusses their emerging significance in molecular medicine, ranging from human cancers to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Transcriptomic studies have demonstrated that the majority of genomes found in complex organisms are expressed in highly dynamic and cell-specific patterns, producing huge numbers of intergenic, antisense and intronic long non-protein-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Thousands of lncRNAs have been identified, and unlike mRNA, they have no protein-coding capacity. A large repertoire of ncRNAs, actively transcribed from the mammalian genome, control diverse cellular processes, both in terms of development and diseases, through a variety of gene regulatory mechanisms. IncRNAs have emerged as a new paradigm in epigenetic regulation of the genome. Given its scope, the book will be of particular interest to molecular, chemical, cell and developmental biologists, as well as specialists in translational medicine involved in disease-oriented research. It also offers a valuable resource for in silico experts seeking a deeper understanding of lncRNA expression and function through computational analysis of the NGS data.

Chemical Biology of Natural Products

Chemical Biology of Natural Products
Author: David J. Newman,Gordon M. Cragg,Paul Grothaus
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1351643282
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of Natural Products Book Excerpt:

Chemical Biology of Natural Products This unique, long-awaited volume is designed to address contemporary aspects of natural product chemistry and its influence on biological systems, not solely on human interactions. The subjects covered include discovery, isolation and characterization, biosynthesis, biosynthetic engineering, pharmaceutical, and other applications of these compounds. Each chapter begins with a brief and simple introduction to the subject matter, and then proceeds to guide the reader towards the more contemporary, cutting-edge research in the field, with the contributing authors presenting current examples from their own work in order to exemplify key themes. Topics covered in the text include genome mining, heterologous expression, natural product synthesis, biosynthesis, glycosylation, chemical ecology, and therapeutic applications of natural products, both current and potential.

Chemical Genomics

Chemical Genomics
Author: Stefan Jaroch,Hilmar Weinmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2007-05-26
ISBN: 3540376356
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Genomics Book Excerpt:

Chemical genomics is a highly interdisciplinary and very exciting field of research both in academics and in the life sciences industry. The Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop 58 was organized to bring together scientific leaders in the field to discuss the implications of chemical genomics for drug discovery. Various aspects of the interface between chemistry and biology are covered in this volume, such as chemogenomics efforts in the pharmaceutical industry, diversity-oriented synthesis, chemogenomic approaches to the study of cell function, screening technologies, and natural products as tools in chemical biology.

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics
Author: ERIC MARECHAL,Sylvaine Roy,Laurence Lafanechère
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN: 3642196152
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics Book Excerpt:

Biological and chemical sciences have undergone an unprecedented transformation, reflected by the huge use of parallel and automated technologies in key fields such as genome sequencing, DNA chips, nanoscale functional biology or combinatorial chemistry. It is now possible to generate and store from tens of thousands to millions of new small molecules, based on enhanced chemical synthesis strategies. Automated screening of small molecules is one of the technologies that has revolutionized biology, first developed for the pharmaceutical industry and recently introduced in academic laboratories. High-throughput and high-content screening allow the identification of bioactive compounds in collections of molecules (chemical libraries), being effective on biological targets defined at various organisational scales, from proteins to cells to complete organisms. These bioactive molecules can be therapeutic drug candidates, molecules for biotech, diagnostic or agronomic applications, or tools for basic research. Handling a large number of biological (genomic and post-genomic), chemical and experimental information, screening approaches cannot be envisaged without any electronic storage and mathematical treatment of the data. “Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics” is an introductory manual presenting methods and concepts making up the basis for this recent discipline. This book is dedicated to biologists, chemists and computer scientist beginners. It is organized in brief, illustrated chapters with practical examples. Clear definitions of biological, chemical and IT concepts are given in a glossary section to help readers who are not familiar with one of these disciplines. "Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics" should therefore be helpful for students (from Bachelor's degree level), technological platform engineers, and researchers in biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, both in biotech and academic laboratories.

CRISPR

CRISPR
Author: Rodolphe Barrangou,Erik Sontheimer,Luciano Marraffini
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-09-14
ISBN: 168367037X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CRISPR Book Excerpt:

CRISPR CRISPR: BIOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS “An excellent compendium of all things CRISPR from some of the leading minds in the field. With thorough coverage from every angle and beautifully detailed illustrations, this book is not to be missed!” Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UC Berkeley; Founder, Innovative Genomics Institute; Nobel Laureate and coinventor of CRISPR technology “This journey through CRISPR biology and several of its breakthrough applications offers an exciting glimpse into one of the most beautiful and compelling fields in the life sciences.” David R. Liu, Director of the Merkin Institute at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University; coinventor of base editing and prime editing “A must read! The CRISPR topics, written by world-leading experts, span from the fascinating mechanistic underpinnings to the ingenious applications. One can read from start to finish or pick and choose themes. Either way, the book delivers utterly enjoyable learning!” Bonnie Bassler, Squibb Professor and Chair, Princeton University Department of Molecular Biology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator CRISPR-Cas systems have revolutionized the science of gene editing and their possible applications continue to expand, from basic research to potentially groundbreaking medical and commercial uses. Led by a distinguished team of editors, CRISPR: Biology and Applications explores the subject matter needed to delve into this fascinating area. Topics covered include: Classification and molecular mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas systems CRISPR-Cas evolution, regulation, expression, and function Uses for gene editing and modulation of gene expression CRISPR-based antimicrobials and phage resistance for medical and industrial purposes Written by internationally renowned authors, CRISPR: Biology and Applications serves as both an introductory guide for those new to the field and an authoritative reference for seasoned researchers whose work touches this evolving and headline- making science.

Data Mining in Drug Discovery

Data Mining in Drug Discovery
Author: Rémy D. Hoffmann,Arnaud Gohier,Pavel Pospisil
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-09-25
ISBN: 3527656006
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Mining in Drug Discovery Book Excerpt:

Written for drug developers rather than computer scientists, this monograph adopts a systematic approach to mining scientifi c data sources, covering all key steps in rational drug discovery, from compound screening to lead compound selection and personalized medicine. Clearly divided into four sections, the first part discusses the different data sources available, both commercial and non-commercial, while the next section looks at the role and value of data mining in drug discovery. The third part compares the most common applications and strategies for polypharmacology, where data mining can substantially enhance the research effort. The final section of the book is devoted to systems biology approaches for compound testing. Throughout the book, industrial and academic drug discovery strategies are addressed, with contributors coming from both areas, enabling an informed decision on when and which data mining tools to use for one's own drug discovery project.

Drug Discovery from Natural Products

Drug Discovery from Natural Products
Author: Olga Genilloud,Francisca Vicente
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 184973495X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Discovery from Natural Products Book Excerpt:

This book offers an integrated review of the most recent trends in natural products drug discovery and key lead candidates that are outstanding for their chemistry and biology as a starting point in novel drug development. The authors focus on different trends that are and will continue to be impacting multiples stages of modern drug discovery from NPs that have not been included in other works. This is complemented with a series of case studies from leading experts from industry and academia on key molecules and derivatives that have been chosen for their novelty in chemistry, biology and clinical applications. The book intends to reflect the current confluence of different disciplines in chemical biology and synthetic chemistry supported by a more profound knowledge of systems biology that ensures the concurrency and synergisms of expertise from different research fields that impact in the discovery of novel molecules. In the first section the chapters reflect recent approaches to exploit the biosynthetic potential of microbial resources (including genome mining, metagenomic and epigenetic approaches), as well as biosynthetic chemistry tools to respond to product supply and novel screening alternatives that have lead to the discovery of novel chemistry. The second part reviews, in the form of case studies, some examples of bioactive molecules in the important therapeutic areas of antiinfectives, oncology and antiparasitics.

Comprehensive Natural Products III

Comprehensive Natural Products III
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 4238
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN: 0081026919
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Natural Products III Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive Natural Products III, Third Edition, updates and complements the previous two editions, including recent advances in cofactor chemistry, structural diversity of natural products and secondary metabolites, enzymes and enzyme mechanisms and new bioinformatics tools. Natural products research is a dynamic discipline at the intersection of chemistry and biology concerned with isolation, identification, structure elucidation, and chemical characteristics of naturally occurring compounds such as pheromones, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and enzymes. This book reviews the accumulated efforts of chemical and biological research to understand living organisms and their distinctive effects on health and medicine and to stimulate new ideas among the established natural products community. Provides readers with an in-depth review of current natural products research and a critical insight into the future direction of the field Bridges the gap in knowledge by covering developments in the field since the second edition published in 2010 Split into 7 sections on key topics to allow students, researchers and professionals to find relevant information quickly and easily Ensures that the knowledge within is easily understood by and applicable to a large audience

Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Sheng Ding
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-02-08
ISBN: 0470199121
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

Scientists believe that stem cells have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of numerous diseases and conditions. This guide covers recent advances in technologies and their applications in stem cell biology, addressing the use of both embryonic and adult stem cells and discussing diverse technologies, including genome-wide expression analysis, informatics, chemical genomics, and more. Applications covered encompass self-renewal, differentiation, reprogramming, and regeneration in model organisms. This is a premier reference for practicing professionals involved in stem cell research and students.

The DNA Replication Repair Interface

The DNA Replication Repair Interface
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN: 0323907342
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The DNA Replication Repair Interface Book Excerpt:

Replication-Coupled Repair, Volume 661 in the Methods in Enzymology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of timely topics, including the Repair of replication-born DNA breaks by sister chromatid recombination, High resolution and high throughput DNA cyclization measurements to interrogate DNA bendability, A programmable detection method for genomic signatures: from disease diagnosis to genome editing, Characterization of the telomerase modulating activities of yeast DNA helicases, Eukaryotic DNA replication with purified budding yeast proteins, Single molecule studies of yeast Rad51 paralogs, Light activation and deactivation of Cas9 for DNA repair studies, and more. Other chapters explore MIDAS: Direct sequencing to map mitotic DNA synthesis and common fragile sites at high precision, Studying the DNA damage response in embryonic systems, GLASS-ChIP to map Mre11 cleavage sites in the human genome, New chemical biology approaches to trap reaction intermediates in living cells, Single-molecule imaging approaches for monitoring replication fork conflicts at genomic DNA G4 structures and R-loops in human cells, Monitoring the replication of structured DNA through heritable epigenetic change, Visualizing replication fork encounters with DNA interstrand crosslinks, and much more. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Presents the latest release in Methods in Enzymology series Includes the latest information on replication-coupled repair

Computational Chemogenomics

Computational Chemogenomics
Author: Edgar Jacoby
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 981441140X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Chemogenomics Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on applications of compound library design and virtual screening to expand the bioactive chemical space, to target hopping of chemotypes to identify synergies within related drug discovery projects or to repurpose known drugs, to propose mechanism of action of compounds, or to identify off-target effects by cross-reactivity analysis. Both ligand-based and structure-based in silico approaches, as reviewed in this book, play important roles for all these applications. Computational chemogenomics is expected to increase the quality and productivity of drug discovery and lead to the discovery of new medicines.

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics
Author: ERIC MARECHAL,Sylvaine Roy,Laurence Lafanechère
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-17
ISBN: 9783642196140
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics Book Excerpt:

Biological and chemical sciences have undergone an unprecedented transformation, reflected by the huge use of parallel and automated technologies in key fields such as genome sequencing, DNA chips, nanoscale functional biology or combinatorial chemistry. It is now possible to generate and store from tens of thousands to millions of new small molecules, based on enhanced chemical synthesis strategies. Automated screening of small molecules is one of the technologies that has revolutionized biology, first developed for the pharmaceutical industry and recently introduced in academic laboratories. High-throughput and high-content screening allow the identification of bioactive compounds in collections of molecules (chemical libraries), being effective on biological targets defined at various organisational scales, from proteins to cells to complete organisms. These bioactive molecules can be therapeutic drug candidates, molecules for biotech, diagnostic or agronomic applications, or tools for basic research. Handling a large number of biological (genomic and post-genomic), chemical and experimental information, screening approaches cannot be envisaged without any electronic storage and mathematical treatment of the data. “Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics” is an introductory manual presenting methods and concepts making up the basis for this recent discipline. This book is dedicated to biologists, chemists and computer scientist beginners. It is organized in brief, illustrated chapters with practical examples. Clear definitions of biological, chemical and IT concepts are given in a glossary section to help readers who are not familiar with one of these disciplines. "Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics" should therefore be helpful for students (from Bachelor's degree level), technological platform engineers, and researchers in biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, both in biotech and academic laboratories.

Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology

Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology
Author: G Michael Blackburn,Martin Egli,Michael J Gait,Jonathan K Watts
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2022-06-24
ISBN: 1839163240
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology Book Excerpt:

The structure, function and reactions of nucleic acids are central to molecular biology and medicine and are crucial for understanding of the ever-expanding range of complex biological processes involved which are central to life. Revised, extended, updated and lavishly illustrated, this 4th Edition of Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology is a long-awaited standard text for teaching and research in nucleic acids science. It maintains the close integration of chemistry and biology that characterised the earlier editions and contains a major expansion largely focused on the burgeoning growth of RNA science. Written by an international team of leading experts, all with extensive teaching experience, this 4th Edition provides up-to-date and extended coverage of the reactions and interactions of RNA and DNA with proteins and drugs. A brief history of the discovery of nucleic acids is followed by a molecule-based introduction to the structure and biological roles of DNA and RNA and the basics of Genes and Genomes. New key chapters are devoted to non-coding RNA, nucleic acids sequencing, nucleic acid therapeutics, in vitro evolution and aptamers, and protein-RNA interactions. The text is linked to an extensive list of references to make it a definitive reference source. This authoritative volume presents topics in an integrated manner and readable style with full colour illustrations throughout. It is ideal for graduate and undergraduate students of chemistry and biochemistry, biophysics and biotechnology, and molecular biology and medicine. It will be a guidebook for new researchers to the field of nucleic acids science.

High Throughput Screening Methods

High Throughput Screening Methods
Author: Joshua A. Bittker,Nathan T. Ross
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN: 1782624716
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Throughput Screening Methods Book Excerpt:

High throughput screening remains a key part of early stage drug and tool compound discovery, and methods and technologies have seen many fundamental improvements and innovations over the past 20 years. This comprehensive book provides a historical survey of the field up to the current state-of-the-art. In addition to the specific methods, this book also considers cultural and organizational questions that represent opportunities for future success. Following thought-provoking foreword and introduction from Professor Stuart Schreiber and the editors, chapters from leading experts across academia and industry cover initial considerations for screening, methods appropriate for different goals in small molecule discovery, newer technologies that provide alternative approaches to traditional miniaturization procedures, and practical aspects such as cost and resourcing. Within the context of their historical development, authors explain common pitfalls and their solutions. This book will serve as both a practical reference and a thoughtful guide to the philosophy underlying technological change in such a fast-moving area for postgraduates and researchers in academia and industry, particularly in the areas of chemical biology, pharmacology, structural biology and assay development.

Natural Products from Actinomycetes

Natural Products from Actinomycetes
Author: Ravishankar V. Rai
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811661324
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Products from Actinomycetes Book Excerpt:

Enzyme Technologies

Enzyme Technologies
Author: Wu-Kuang Yeh,Hsiu-Chiung Yang,James R. McCarthy
Publsiher: John Wiley and Sons
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2011-05-04
ISBN: 1118125037
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enzyme Technologies Book Excerpt:

An authoritative review of the latest developments in thechemical biology of enzymes In the first decade of the twenty-first century, enzymes andtheir multiple applications have played a critical role in thediscovery and development of many new therapeutic agents.This bookis a coordinated compilation of research expertise and currentopinion uniquely focused on enzymes and their properties andapplications. Compiled by editors with a combined pharmaceutical experience ofover sixty years, the text provides in-depth reviews of recentdevelopments in selective topics on biosynthesis, biocatalysis, andchemical biology of enzymes as it applies to drug discovery,development, and manufacture. The first in a multi-part series on enzymes, this volumefeatures three sections: New Approaches to Find and Modify Enzymes describes the emergingfield of metagenomics, presents the practical applications ofdirected evolution to enzymes and pathways, and explores approachesfor the discovery and design of biocatalysts Biocatalytic Applications reviews specific applications ofdifferent reactions in producing active pharmaceutical ingredientsand surveys recent developments employing enzymes in organicsynthesis Biosynthetic Applications goes over successful drug discoveriesand developments by combinatorial biosynthesis and reviews theapplication of combinatorial biosynthesis among multiple compatiblehosts These timely discussions, which cover everything from chemicalbiology of enzymes, to the redesign of binding and catalyticspecificities of enzymes, make this volume a valuable tool forkeeping up to date. As such, it is an important read forresearchers, students, and professors in the study ofbiotechnology, life sciences, biochemistry, enzymology, medicinalchemistry, and natural products.

Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids

Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids
Author: Volker A. Erdmann,Wojciech T. Markiewicz,Jan Barciszewski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN: 3642544525
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids Book Excerpt:

This volume contains 29 engrossing chapters contributed by worldwide, leading research groups in the field of chemical biology. Topics include pre-biology; the establishment of the genetic code; isomerization of RNA; damage of nucleobases in RNA; the dynamic structure of nucleic acids and their analogs in DNA replication, extra- and intra-cellular transport; molecular crowding by the use of ionic liquids; new technologies enabling the modification of gene expression via editing of therapeutic genes; the use of riboswitches; the modification of mRNA cap regions; new approaches to detect appropriately modified RNAs with EPR spectroscopy and the use of parallel and high-throughput techniques for the analysis of the structure and new functions of nucleic acids. This volume discusses how chemistry can add new frontiers to the field of nucleic acids in molecular medicine, biotechnology and nanotechnology and is not only an invaluable source of information to chemists, biochemists and life scientists but will also stimulate future research.