Structures of Life is a science education booklet that reveals how structural biology provides insight into health and disease and is useful in developing new medications.
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Introduces the topic and the contents of each chapter.
Explains structure-function relationship, amino acids, protein folding, genetic code, sickle cell and CF, and computer modeling.
Explores advantages and challenges of X-ray crystallography, synchrotrons, and ribosome structure.
Covers advantages and challenges of NMR.
Covers HIV protease inhibitors, Celebrex, what makes a good medicine, and drug resistance.
Describes notable structures: actin and myosin, RNA polymerase, bacterial photosynthetic reaction center, and G proteins.
Defines scientific terms used in the booklet.
A crossword puzzle covering topics in the booklet.
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