Ribonucleases [electronic resource] : structures and functions / edited by Giuseppe D'Alessio, James F. Riordan.

Contributor(s): D'Alessio, Giuseppe | Riordan, James F, 1934-Material type: TextTextPublisher: San Diego : Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (xix, 670 p.) : ill. (some col.)ISBN: 9780125889452; 0125889453; 9780080540597 (electronic bk.); 0080540597 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Ribonucleases -- Structure-activity relationships | Ribonucleases | Structure-Activity Relationship | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Cell Biology | Ribonucleasen | RibonucleasenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ribonucleases.DDC classification: 574.87/3283 LOC classification: QP609.P53 | R53 1997ebOther classification: 35.75 | 35.74 | WD 5050 | WD 5065 Online resources: ScienceDirect
Contents:
Escherichia Coli Ribonucleases: Paradigms for Understanding Cellular RNA Metabolism and Regulation. Barstar and Barnase. Rnase T1/Rnase T2 Family Rnases. Structures and Mechanism of Action of Cytotoxic Ribonuclease I-Sarcin. Plant Ribonucleases. S-Rnases and Other Plant Extracellular Ribonucleases. Evolutionary Reconstructions in the Ribonuclease Family. Evolution of Vertebrate Ribonucleases: Ribonuclease a Superfamily. Pancreatic Ribonucleases. Crystallographic Studies of Ribonuclease Complexes. NMR Solution Structures of Ribonuclease a and Its Complexes with Mono- And Dinucleotides. Seminal Ribonuclease: The Importance of Diversity. Eosinophil-Associated Ribonucleases. Structure and Function of Angiogenin. Antitumor Rnases. 2-5A-Dependent Rnase L: A Regulated Endoribonuclease in the Interferon System. RNA Processing Rnases in Mammalian Cells. Messenger RNA Ribonucleases and Mrna Turnover in Saccharomyces Cerevisae. Ribonuclease Inhibitor. Subject Index.
Summary: Pancreatic ribonuclease, the focus of highly productive scientific research for more than half a century and the only enzyme to be the basis of four Nobel prizes, has recently undergone a resurgence in popularity for the recognition of an extended ribonuclease superfamily with functions ranging from tumour growth and inhibition to self-recognition and neurotoxicity. This volume highlights the functional diversity of ribonucleases and reveals the emerging research opportunities provided by these enzymes. * Never before has discussion of the entire family of ribonucleases and related enzymes been covered in a single volume * Core chapters focus on the latest structures and functions of pancreatic-type ribonucleases * Structures and functions of intracellular ribonucleases and nondigestive members of the family are also covered * How ribonucleases continue to serve as excellent systems with which to uncover the secrets of protein chemistry is demonstrated.
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Pancreatic ribonuclease, the focus of highly productive scientific research for more than half a century and the only enzyme to be the basis of four Nobel prizes, has recently undergone a resurgence in popularity for the recognition of an extended ribonuclease superfamily with functions ranging from tumour growth and inhibition to self-recognition and neurotoxicity. This volume highlights the functional diversity of ribonucleases and reveals the emerging research opportunities provided by these enzymes. * Never before has discussion of the entire family of ribonucleases and related enzymes been covered in a single volume * Core chapters focus on the latest structures and functions of pancreatic-type ribonucleases * Structures and functions of intracellular ribonucleases and nondigestive members of the family are also covered * How ribonucleases continue to serve as excellent systems with which to uncover the secrets of protein chemistry is demonstrated.

Escherichia Coli Ribonucleases: Paradigms for Understanding Cellular RNA Metabolism and Regulation. Barstar and Barnase. Rnase T1/Rnase T2 Family Rnases. Structures and Mechanism of Action of Cytotoxic Ribonuclease I-Sarcin. Plant Ribonucleases. S-Rnases and Other Plant Extracellular Ribonucleases. Evolutionary Reconstructions in the Ribonuclease Family. Evolution of Vertebrate Ribonucleases: Ribonuclease a Superfamily. Pancreatic Ribonucleases. Crystallographic Studies of Ribonuclease Complexes. NMR Solution Structures of Ribonuclease a and Its Complexes with Mono- And Dinucleotides. Seminal Ribonuclease: The Importance of Diversity. Eosinophil-Associated Ribonucleases. Structure and Function of Angiogenin. Antitumor Rnases. 2-5A-Dependent Rnase L: A Regulated Endoribonuclease in the Interferon System. RNA Processing Rnases in Mammalian Cells. Messenger RNA Ribonucleases and Mrna Turnover in Saccharomyces Cerevisae. Ribonuclease Inhibitor. Subject Index.

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