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Amino Acids Pathfinder

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Library of Congress (LC) Subject searching suggestions in the MSU catalog:

PEPTIDES ALANINE (or any amino acid name)

As you advance in your studies, these subject areas will help you find related materials for your research. Terms can be combined to narrow searches. Also, as you bring up an item in the MSU Catalog, scroll down to the subject headings to find other possible subjects to look under. Names of specific amino acids can also be used in this search method. Don't forget to use synonyms, names of noted experts, organizations, etc. in your searches. If you do not find any hits, try broadening your topic or change to a keyword search.

Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry , 3rd ed. / Pamela C. Champe, Richard A. Harvey, and Denise R. Ferrier. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.

QP514.2 .C48 2005
This is an introductory guide/review to biochemistry. Each chapter is set up with a topic in biochemistry (for example ch.1: Amino Acids, ch.18: Cholesterol and Steroid Metabolism, etc.). Every topic contains colored diagrams and pictures summarizing the chapter and vocabulary words are written in bold. At the end of every chapter is a written summary, a review of biochemical processes presented in the chapter, and a list of study questions with the answers. The last chapter contains a summary of every topic presented in the book. Chapter 1 is specifically about amino acids.

Proteins, peptides, and amino acids sourcebook /John Stephen White, Dorothy Chong White. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2002.

QP551.W53 2002
This data in this book covers sequence, sequence modification, chemical derivatives, preparation form, purity, composition, activity, functionality, temperature/pH optima, as well as product notes that list known applications, compound importance, and literature references. Theis a reference guide to keep in mind once you begin your own research.

Amino Acids and Peptides / G.C. Barrett and D.T. Elmore. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

QD431 .B28 1998
The authors concentrate on amino acids and peptides without detailed discussions of proteins, while giving all the essential background chemistry, including sequence determination, synthesis and spectroscopic methods. The book includes chapters on the biological roles of amino acids, as well as a section on enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of peptides, with suitable examples, an area often neglected in texts describing peptide synthesis.

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