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|Title: ||Molecular aspects of biomolecule structure and function|
|Authors: ||Rodger, Alison|
|Keywords: ||biomacromolecules;biophysical chemistry;spectroscopy;circular dichroism;linear dichroism;DNA;RNA;proteins|
|Issue Date: ||2002|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney. Chemistry|
|Abstract: ||All biological processes are fundamentally inter-molecular interactions. In order to understand, and hence control, biomolecular structure and function, methods are required that probe biological systems at the molecular level, ideally with those molecules being in their native environment. The research summarized herein has at its core the development and application of ultra violet (UV)-visible spectrophotometric techniquies for this prupose, in particular circular dichrosim (CD) and linear dichrosim (LD) but also absorbance, fluorescence and resonance light scattering. The spectroscopy is complemented by fundamental theoretical work on molecular structure and reactivity that forms the basis for designing molecules to bind to biomolecules for a particular structural or functional effect. A brief summary of the contributions of the listed publications to our understanding of 'Molecular aspects of biololecule structure and function' is given below under five headings: Circular dichroism theory Molecular geometry and reactivity Small molecule-macromolecule interactions: spectroscopic probes of inter-molecular geometries Molecular design for nucleic acid structure and control Spectroscopic probes of biomolecule structure: instrumentation and application In general terms these correspond to successive phases of the research programme, however, all areas have been present since the first publications in 1983 and can be traced weaving through all subsequent activity.|
|Rights and Permissions: ||Copyright Rodger, Alison;http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|
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