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Myths and Verities in Protein Folding Theories (Hardcover) (Arieh Ben-Naim)

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This book provides an account of the disastrous story of a whole field of research which went astray in different directions, in attempts to solve a problem by using the wrong tools aimed at the wrong target.It all started from the misinterpretation of Schellman's experiments which were carried out in the mid-1950s, and which were later encapsulated by the so-called "Hydrogen-bond inventory argument." This has led Kauzmann to propose the hydrophobic effect, while dismissing the more important hydrophilic effects, in proteins.In addition, as a result of the misinterpretation of Anfinsen's hypothesis, as well as a misunderstanding of the Second Law, people attempted a futile search for the structure of proteins in the global minimum of either the Energy, or the Gibbs Energy Landscape.
Number of Pages: 421
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Cytology, Life Sciences / Biochemistry, Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Author: Arieh Ben-Naim
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2016
TCIN: 51018456
UPC: 9789814725989
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-4366
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