Protein Lipidation: Volume 21

Protein Lipidation: Volume 21

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This is the first compilation of protein lipidation enzymes. This volume summarizes recent dramatic developments regarding enzymes responsible for protein lipidation, a process critical for a number of physiological functions, including cell proliferation and morphology. Inhibitors of protein lipidation have recently been shown to be useful as anticancer drugs. Enzymatic mechanisms, mutational analysis, and structural studies are presented.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 322 pages
  • 161.3 x 236.7 x 19.6mm | 656.9g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • w. figs., col. plates.
  • 0121227227
  • 9780121227227

About Fuyuhiko Tamanoi

Fuyu Tamanoi is a biochemist who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine and UCLA College faculty since he joined the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics in 1993. He became a full professor in 1997. Since 1996, he has been a Director of Signal Transduction Program Area at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Tamanoi earned his B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Tokyo. He received PhD in Molecular Biology at Nagoya University in 1977. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he worked on bacteriophage DNA replication. From 1980 to 1985, he was a senior staff investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he worked on adenovirus DNA replication. From 1985 to 1993, he was an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, where he initiated studies on lipid modification of the Ras family proteins. His laboratory research centers on signal transduction and signal transduction inhibitors. He is currently exploring ways to deliver signal transduction inhibitors using nanoparticles.
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Table of contents

Mechanism of Catalysis by Protein Farnesyltransferase
Structure of Protein Farnesyltransferase
Mutational Analyses of Protein Farnesyltransferase
Farnesyltransferase Inhibitors
Protein Geranylgeranyltransferase Type I
Biochemistry of Rab Geranylgeranyltransferase
Postisoprenylation Protein Processing: CXXX (CaaX) Endoproteases and Isoprenylcysteine Carboxyl Methyltransferase
Reversible Modification of Proteins with Thioester-Linked Fatty Acids
Biology and Enzymology of Protein N-Myristoylation
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