Molecular Life Sciences
Molecular Life Sciences: An Encyclopedic Reference is a partnership between the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Springer. A major encyclopedic work, it will consist of multiple volumes focusing on understanding biological phenomena at the level of molecules and their interactions that govern life processes. Articles will include those with a focus on genes and genomes, and will contain areas such as DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination, Genes: Structure and Regulation, RNA Structure, Metabolism and Catalysis, Protein Synthesis, Post-translational Modification and Degradation, Transcription, Chromatin and Epigenetics, RNA Mediated Regulation and Non-Coding RNA, Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Computational Approaches to Structure and Function. Also included will be articles on Protein Structure and Function featuring secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, Protein Folding, Protein Dynamics, Enzyme Catalysis and Regulation, Metabolism and Bioenergetics, Ligand Binding and Protein Interactions, Mechanisms of Signal Transduction, Signal Transduction and Immunity, Molecular Basis of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Signal Transduction and Systems Biology. The molecular aspects of cell structure and function will be included with articles on Glycobiology and Extracellular Matrices, Lipids and Lipoproteins, Membrane Transport, Structure, Function and Biogenesis, and Metabolomics and Systems Biology; also included will be Unifying Concepts and Theory from Biology, Chemistry and Physics that are foundational for understanding the molecular life sciences together with articles on Teaching Perspectives and Assessment Tools.
Each volume will include an overview describing the inter-relatedness of the themes of the section to facets of the molecular life sciences. Detailed overviews will be included along with a number of mini-reviews and shorter discussions of details and definitions, including appropriate experimental approaches.
Two volume series in print format and an online versionShows how molecules and their interactions control life processesMulti-disciplinary approach covers aspects from all relevant areas