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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Protein Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Protein Engineering along with reviews.

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List of Protein Engineering Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

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1. Protein Engineering

1. “Protein Engineering” by Moody P C E and Wilkinson A J

“Protein Engineering” Book Review: This book provides an understanding of the scope, structure, and function of proteins. The book covers a wide range of courses covering the topic. This book explains the principles and applications. Topics covered include analysis of mutant proteins, understanding of structure-activity relationships and the application of protein engineering to industrial and medical problems.

2. “Proteins” by Creighton T E

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“Proteins” Book Review: This book provides an all inclusive description of the molecular, chemical and physical properties of proteins. It brings together all aspects of proteins, from biosynthesis to catalysts. The book adopts a rigorous but fresh approach. The book also brings to light weaknesses of some traditional explanations.

3. “Introduction to Protein Structure” by Branden C and Tooze J

“Introduction to Protein Structure” Book Review: This book provides the basic principles of protein structure. The book contains examples of key proteins in their biological context. These are illustrated in full-color to highlight the diagrams. The first few chapters give the basic principles of protein structure. Subsequent chapters use specific examples of proteins to show how they fulfill a wide variety of biological functions. Concluding chapters of the book talk about an experimental approach to determining and predicting protein structure. The book also highlights the engineering of new proteins to modify their functions.

4. “Biochemistry” by Voet D and Voet G

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“Biochemistry, 4/E” Book Review: The book explains the biochemical concepts along with its variation through evolution. The book incorporates both classical and current research to show the historical source of biochemical knowledge.

5. “Protein Engineering” by Kurra Venkata Gopaiah

“Protein Engineering (First Edition-2017)” Book Review:This book explains the process of developing useful proteins.The two general strategies for protein engineering: rational protein design and directed evolution have been explained. The book also talks about the newer methods that can be used in the coming future.

6. “Medicinal Protein Engineering” by Yury E Khudyakov

“Medicinal Protein Engineering” Book Review: This book talks of the biological discipline focused on designing and constructing novel proteins with desired properties. This book sheds light on this field, covering major strategies for engineering of proteins with already known biological properties. The book discusses calculated approaches to protein design and experimental approaches to protein construction. This volume also explores the tight connection between protein and genetic engineering. This book moves beyond theoretical construction to medicinal applications of engineered proteins.

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7. “Protein Engineering II: Proceedings of the Second AFRC Protein Engineering Conference” by P W Goodenough
8. “Protein Engineering (Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology)” by Caroline Koehrer and Uttam L RajBhandary

“Protein Engineering: 22 (Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology)” Book Review: This book provides the reader with an introduction to concepts and methods. This book will be of use to anyone interested in the study of proteins, in academia as well as in industry. The chapters included in this book highlight the quick evolution of protein engineering and its many applications in basic research and other fields.

9. “Protein Engineering: Design, Selection and Applications (Protein Biochemistry, Synthesis, Structure” by Mallorie N Sheehan
10. “Protein Engineering: Principles and Practice” by Jeffrey L Cleland and Charles S Craik

“Protein Engineering: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book is designed for protein scientists-both students and researchers, in academia as well as industry. It also is extremely useful to chemical engineers, protein chemists, biochemists, and pharmaceutical chemists.The book begins by introducing the main concepts of protein engineering. Other major subjects addressed in the book range from proteins folding to generation of therapeutic antibodies. This provides readers with knowledge essential to the design and production of proteins.


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2. Advance Protein Structure, Function, Design, Transport and Metabolism

1. “Drug Metabolism and Transport: Molecular Methods and Mechanisms (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology)” by Lawrence H Lash

“Drug Metabolism and Transport: Molecular Methods and Mechanisms (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology)” Book Review: This book describes molecular methods and mechanisms in drug metabolism and transport. The book includes bioactivation, detoxification, tissue distribution and elimination of xenobiotics in the metabolism and transport of chemicals. It explains regulation of drug metabolism enzymes, effect of modulation of thiols on drug metabolism and effect of modulation of drug metabolism pathways on antiviral therapy. The book describes various drug metabolizing systems like cytochrome P450 family and flavin containing monooxygenases. Other systems like glutathione, glucuronidation, N-acetylation and sulfotransferases are also described in the book. The book also discusses transport phenomena of multidrug resistance proteins, the reduced folate carrier, the plasma membrane and mitochondrial glutathione transporters.

2. “Abscisic Acid: Metabolism, Transport and Signaling” by Da-Peng Zhang

“Abscisic Acid: Metabolism, Transport and Signaling” Book Review: The book is beneficial for students and researchers, who are interested in plant biology and agriculture. The book describes molecular and cell biology of abscisic acid (ABA) metabolism, transport and signal transduction. It also discusses the importance of abscisic acid metabolism, transport and signal transduction, in agriculture. This book describes various developments in the study of ABA metabolism and transport, which helps in understanding ABA function at molecular, cell and whole-plant level.

3. “Glycerol Transport and Metabolism in Yeasts” by Lusa Neves

“Glycerol Transport and Metabolism in Yeasts” Book Review: This book discusses glycerol, which is a main product of yeast metabolism. The book explains that glycerol transport and metabolism helps in improving biotechnological processes. It tells that this process is useful in industrial, therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The book contains studies of glycerol transport and metabolism using yeasts as eukaryotic models. Researchers and professionals will find this book valuable.

4. “Solvent-Dependent Flexibility of Proteins and Principles of Their Function (Advances in Inclusion Science)” by Alex I

“Solvent-Dependent Flexibility of Proteins and Principles of Their Function (Advances in Inclusion Science)” Book Review: The book is beneficial for anyone interested in protein interactions, enzymatic reactions and protein purification. The book provides the principles of functions of proteins. It gives simplified and well-organized data about proteins, based on the use of models. The book helps in adopting a suitable model and then analyzing the experimental data using that model.

5. “Control of the Thyroid Gland: Regulation of Its Normal Function and Growth (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” by R Ekholm

“Control of the Thyroid Gland: Regulation of Its Normal Function and Growth (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” Book Review: The book describes the progress in the field of cell regulation and regulation of the thyroid. The book explains that earlier, thyroid was thought to be controlled by the pituitary TSH but latest studies show that there are regulators other than TSH for thyroid growth control. The book also describes new transducers and second messenger systems.

6. “The Differentiation of Rat Ova During Cleavage (Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology)” by J Stastna and S Cech

7. “Elastin and Elastic Tissue (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” by L Sandberg

“Elastin and Elastic Tissue (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” Book Review: The book discusses structure and function of elastin. It gives the technique of obtaining pure elastin. The book provides information about isolation and purification of lung elastin.

8. “Mucus in Health and Disease―II (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” by Eric Chantler

“Mucus in Health and Disease―II (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)” Book Review: This book is valuable for biochemists, anatomists, biologists and clinicians who are involved in the study of mucus. It provides structure and function of mucus at various sites of the body. The book explains biosynthesis of general mucus glycoproteins and physical properties of mucus. It also gives the biochemical and clinical aspects of mucus in respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts.

9. “Recent Advances in Transthyretin Evolution, Structure and Biological Functions” by Samantha J Richardson and Vivian Cody

“Recent Advances in Transthyretin Evolution, Structure and Biological Functions” Book Review: This book describes the protein evolution, medical and clinical research of transthyretin (TTR). The book discusses transthyretin, which is involved in transport of thyroid hormones and is required for growth and development of the brain. It tells that more than 80 point mutations in transthyretin cause various illnesses and can be treated by liver transplants. This book examines evolution of transthyretin ranging from humans to bacteria, invertebrate animals and plants.

10. “The Structure and Function of Plastids (Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration)” by Robert R Wise and J Kenneth Hoober

“The Structure and Function of Plastids (Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration)” Book Review: The book is a good source of information for scientists and students, who are interested in the field of molecular and plant biology. It includes diversity, origin, evolution, interconversion and different physiological functions of plastids. It describes the plastid genome and its interaction with the nuclear genome. It also describes photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic metabolism in plastids. The book discusses the plastid differentiation and its response to various environmental factors.

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