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Title The nature of biological systems as revealed by thermal methods / edited by Denes Lorinczy.
Imprint Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

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Series Hot topics in thermal analysis and calorimetry ; v. 5
Hot topics in thermal analysis and calorimetry ; v. 5.
Subject Thermobiology -- Methodology.
Biology -- Research -- Methodology.
Thermal analysis.
Biological systems.
Alt Name Lőrinczy, Dénes.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 351 pages) : illustrations (some color).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Order-disorder conformational transitions of carbohydrate polymers : the calorimetry contribution to understand polysaccharide solution properties / A. Cesaro, L. Sussich, L. Navarini -- 2. Thermal analyses and combined techniques in food physical chemistry / A. Schiraldi -- 3. Recrystallisation of starch studied with MDSC / P. De Meuter, H. Rahier, B. Van Mele -- 4. Calorimetric information about food and food constituents / A. Raemy, P. Lambelet, P. Rousset -- 5. Using DSC for monitoring protein conformation stability and effects on fat droplets crystallinity in complex food emulsions / P. Relkin -- 6. Structural and functional studies of muscle proteins using differential scanning calorimetry / D.I. Levitsky -- 7. Effects of nucleotides and environmental factors on the intermediate states of ATP hydrolysis cycle in skeletal muscle fibres / D. Lorinczy -- 8. Thermal investigation on whole plants and plant tissues / I. Lamprecht, E. Schmolz -- 9. Thermobiochemical studies of animal cell systems in vitro : evidence of their nature from bioreactor experiments / R.B. Kemp -- 10. Thermal investigations on social insects / E. Schmolz, I. Lamprecht -- 11. DSC examination of the musculoskeletal system / P. Than, I. Doman, D. Lorinczy -- 12. Quantitative thermal analysis of carbohydrate-water systems / M. Pyda -- 13. Statistical mechanical analysis of protein heat capacity accompanied with thermal transmission / S.-i. Kidokoro.
Summary "The Nature of Biological Systems as Revealed by Thermal Methods is a guide for experiments using thermal methods. The Editor creates a unique resource that will enable others with a less mathematical background to gain a better understanding of biological problems." "This book enables beginners in the field of thermal analysis or calorimetry to understand the principles of thermodynamics being applied to biological systems. Biological systems are highly organized and very complex. The water and the different types of weak interactions among the macromolecules make the interpretation of thermal events very difficult. This book includes examples on how to handle such problems." "The book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in thermodynamics, including practising professionals applying thermal methods to biological problems; researchers and graduate students beginning work using thermal methods; and specialists of thermal analysis starting work on biological problems. In addition, this book is a useful resource for libraries and institutes as the only book covering quantitative thermal analysis of biological systems."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1402022190 (electronic bk.)
9781402022197 (electronic bk.)
1402022182 (Cloth)
9781402022180 (Cloth)
OCLC # 57491632
Additional Format Print version: Nature of biological systems as revealed by thermal methods. Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004 1402022182 (DLC) 2004048471 (OCoLC)55149415

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