"Disruption of Protein-Protein Interfaces" reviews the latest developments and future perspectives in drug discovery at protein-protein interfaces. The authors detail experimental and computational tools to tackle the subject and highlight the contribution of the Italian research community to the field. Evidence shows that blocking or modulating protein-protein interactions might lead to the development of useful new drugs. Consequently, in recent years great effort has been dedicated to unveiling the molecular details of protein-protein interfaces by structural techniques e.g. X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy. This book, written and edited by leaders in the field, provides examples from the literature of successes and failures to develop drug-like molecules effective in interacting at protein-protein interfaces.
Springer Berlin Heidelberg; June 2013
- ISBN 9783642379994
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- Title: Disruption of Protein-Protein Interfaces
- Author: Stefano Mangani (ed.)
About The Author
Stefano Mangani has been professor of general and inorganic chemistry at the University of Siena since 1994. His main field of research is bioinorganic chemistry and structural biology and he currently focuses on the role of metal ions in metalloenzyme catalysis and in metalloproteins, with particular emphasis on the chemistry occurring at the metal sites as revealed by accurate structural data. Professor Mangani is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and seminars. He is the author of over 140 publications in international scientific journals and book series and has also written a general and inorganic university textbook and a web-course on general chemistry.