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Peter K. Robinson
Essays in Biochemistry Oct 26, 2015, 59 1-41; DOI: 10.1042/bse0590001
This article provides an overview of the nature and classification of enzymes as well as looking at enzyme structure and substrate binding, the properties and mechanisms of enzyme action. It also covers some of the industrial and analytical applications of enzymes.
Essays in Biochemistry Oct 26, 2015, 59 43-69; DOI: 10.1042/bse0590043
This article describes the structure and organization of membranes, membrane proteins, communication and movement across membranes and the role of membranes in health and disease.
Matthew P. Johnson
Essays In Biochemistry Oct 26, 2016, 60 255-273; DOI: 10.1042/EBC20160016
This article discusses the basic principles of solar energy capture, energy, electron and proton transfer and explains the biochemical basis of carbon fixation and their significance.
Lindsay B. Nicholson
Essays In Biochemistry Oct 26, 2016, 60 275-301; DOI: 10.1042/EBC20160017
This article focuses on mammalian immunity, the challenges that it faces, the mechanisms by which these are addressed, and the consequences that arise when it malfunctions.