Some Useful References for the
- Protein Structure and Function, Petsko, G. and
D. (2004) Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK
Press, Oxford, UK
- Introduction to Protein Structure, Branden, C. and
Tooze, J. (1999) 2nd edition, Garland Publishing, New York.
- Protein Science: Architecture, Function & Genomics
Lesk, A. (2004) , Oxford University Press
- Proteins: Structure and Function. Whitford, D. (2005) John
Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
- Principles of Protein Structure, Schulz, G.E. and
Schirmer, R.H. (1979) Springer-Verlag, New York
This book is a classic, and although 30 years old, the principles are
still the same and are concisely and excellently presented here.
- Proteins, Creighton, T.E. (1993) 2nd edition, W.H.
Co., New York
- Protein Structure - New Approaches to Disease and Therapy,
M. (1992) W.H. Freeman & Co., New York
- Biochemistry, Berg, J.M., Tymoczko, J.L. and Stryer, L.
edition, W.H. Freeman & Co., New York
- Biochemistry, Mathews, C.K., van Holde, K.E. and Ahern,
3rd edition, Addison Westley Longman Inc. San Franciaco.
- Biochemistry, Voet, D. and Voet J.G. (2004) 3rd
Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York. An excellent introduction to
Although it goes beyond the PPS course, it sets structure and function
into context and comes with a useful CD-ROM.
- Molecular Biology of The Cell, Alberts, B., Johnson, A.,
J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. and Walter, P. (2002) 4th edition, Garland
(2000) 4th edition, W.H. Freeman & Co., New York
- Molecular Cell Biology, Lodish, Berk, Matsudaira, Kaiser,
Kreiger, Scott, Zipursky and Darnell. (2004) 5th edition, W.H. Freeman
& Co., New York
These two textbooks are available on line (at NCBI Books). The fifth edition of
Molecular Biology of the Cell is out (pub. 2008) but not yet
During the course the text will be annotated with references. We will
make strenuous efforts to refer to material, usually reviews, that are
freely available online. You will receive more guidance on this in section
4. However, we will also refer to some of the classic papers: you are not
expected to study these texts. In addition, we will refer from time to
time to very recent papers, often in Science or Nature. (Out
of these, only Nature is freely available online, but hard copies
are often in public libraries, and in your local University library. If
students need letters of introduction to their local University libraries
we can provide them.) You will not need to study these citations to pass
the exam or accomplish the assessments. They may be useful later on in the
course when you do your project.