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The Nature of Biological Systems as Revealed by Thermal Methods : Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry - Denes Lorinczy

The Nature of Biological Systems as Revealed by Thermal Methods

Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

By: Denes Lorinczy (Editor)

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The Nature of Biological Systems as Revealed by Thermal Methods is a guide for experiments using thermal methods. The Editor has used his many years of experience to create a unique resource that will enable others with a less mathematical background, to realize the beauty and power of this tool and to gain a better understanding of biological problems. Biological calorimetry (and of course thermal analysis) is of increasing interest and is not covered thoroughly in other resources. The methods presented are macroscopic, for the rather inhomogeneous material (micromethods are often not possible or not pertinent). This book will help beginners in the field of thermal analysis or calorimetry understand the principles of thermodynamics being applied to biological systems. Biological systems are highly organized and very complex. The water and the different types of weak interactions among the macromolecules make the interpretation of thermal events very difficult. This book includes examples how to handle such problems. The Nature of Biological Systems as Revealed by Thermal Methods is unique in that it: The book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in thermodynamics, including practising professionals applying thermal methods to biological problems; researchers and graduate students beginning work using thermal methods; and specialists of thermal analysis starting work on biological problems. In addition, this book will be a useful resource for libraries and institutes as the only book covering quantitative thermal analysis of biological systems.

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"This book is a guide for experiments using thermal methods. The Editor has used his many years of experience to create a unique resource ... . This book will help beginners in the field of thermal analysis or calorimetry ... . The book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in thermodynamics, including practising professionals applying thermal methods to biological problems; researchers and graduate students ... . In addition, this book will be a useful resource for libraries and institutes ... ." (Food Trade Review, Vol. 75, July, 2005)

Prefacep. vii
Order-disorder conformational transitions of carbohydrate polymers: The calorimetry contribution to understand polysaccharide solution propertiesp. 1
Thermal analyses and combined techniques in food physical chemistryp. 31
Recrystallisation of starch studied with MDSCp. 49
Calorimetric information about food and food constituentsp. 69
Using DSC for monitoring protein conformation stability and effects on fat droplets crystallinity in complex food emulsionsp. 99
Structural and functional studies of muscle proteins by using differential scanning calorimetryp. 127
Effect of nucleotides and environmental factors on the intermediate states of ATP hydrolysis cycle in skeletal muscle fibresp. 159
Thermal investigation on whole plants and plant tissuesp. 187
Thermobiochemical studies of animal cell systems in vitro: Evidence of their nature from bioreactor experimentsp. 215
Thermal investigations on social insectsp. 251
DSC examination of the musculosceletal systemp. 285
Quantitative thermal analysis of carbohydrate-water systemsp. 307
Statistical mechanical analysis of protein heat capacity accompanied with thermal transitionp. 333
Subject indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9781402022180
ISBN-10: 1402022182
Series: Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 353
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.78