Structural Biology: Practical NMR Applications

This is an impressive and detailed book for anyone who wants to know NMR analyzer. I found in this book all what I need about protein NMR from basic level up to most advanced triple-resonance experiments. This textbook (or reference book) is helpful for all levels of students and experts. After reading through the book, I feel like I am an NMR expert because the book not only teaches the new thing I did not know but also summarizes what I already knew. I showed it to my friends and they all like it just by looking at the table of contents. I totally agree with the reviewer’s comments printed on the book cover:

“This is the first totally thorough book on the subject…” by Lawrence J. Berliner, University of Denver

“While NMR treatises abound, there exists no single text that provides both the information necessary to understand the experiments and processes, as well as the practical details for their successful implementation. This considerable gap in the literature is now happily bridged by Quincy Teng’s timely contribution.” By Gerd N. La Mar, University of California, Davis.

This book clearly illustrates the major aspects of NMR spectroscopy, instrumentation and applications in a relatively simple language without the use of complicated mathematics. The questions at the end of each section reflect the main points of the contents. It can be used as a self study textbook for beginners, as well as a reference for teaching and research in NMR spectroscopy.

This textbook begins with an overview of benchtop NMR development and applications in biological systems. It describes recent developments in instrument hardware and methodology. Chapters highlight the scope and limitation of NMR methods. While detailed math and quantum mechanics dealing with NMR theory have been addressed in several well-known NMR volumes, chapter two of this volume illustrates the fundamental principles and concepts of NMR spectroscopy in a more descriptive manner. Topics such as instrument setup, data acquisition, and data processing using a variety of offline software are discussed. Chapters further discuss several routine stategies for preparing samples, especially for macromolecules and complexes. The target market for such a volume includes researchers in the field of biochemistry, chemistry, structural biology and biophysics.

This is the first totally through book on the subject. It covers theory, the instrument, how to run an experiment, the latest in pulse and structure determination methods. The best part is that it’s written as a textbook with questions and goal at the beginning of each section and homework or exam problems. It is ideal for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course on biological NMR.” – Lawrence J. Berliner, University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA “While NMR treatises abound, there exists no single text that provides both the information necessary to understand the experiments and processes, as well as the practical details for their successful implementation. This considerable gap in the literature is now happily bridged by Quincy Teng’s timely contribution. – Gerd N. La Mar, University of California, Davis, CA, USA

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