Organic Chemistry of Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions
From Book News, Inc. A textbook for a one-semester course either teaching enzymology to organic chemists or organic chemistry to enzymologists. Diverging from traditional biochemistry texts that discuss such topics as metabolic pathways and biosynthesis, Silverman (chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology, Northwestern U.) seeks to convey an appreciation that enzymology is simply a biological application of physical organic chemistry. Therefore, he organizes the material according to organic reaction types so readers will learn to think in that way when looking at unknown enzyme systems.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Kurzbeschreibung Written for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as professionals in organic and medicinal chemistry and biochemistry, this unique text illuminates the "black box" of enzyme-catalyzed reactions by showing how enzymes are simply highly efficient organic chemists. This compilation includes a vast number of drawings to illustrate structures and mechanisms, and focuses on one or two examples of enzymes that catalyze the particular chemistry for that transformation.