RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 769188054 LA English UL http://site.ebrary.com/id/10504163 T1 Advances in enzymology and related areas of molecular biology Volume 78 Volume 78 A1 Nord, F. F., Toone, Eric J., PB Wiley PP Hoboken, N.J. YR 2011 SN 9781118105801 111810580X 9781118105771 111810577X 1118014286 9781118014288 AB This book covers important advances in enzymology, explaining the behavior of enzymes and how they can be utilized to develop novel drugs, synthesize known and novel compounds, and understand evolutionary processes. Advances in Enzymology focuses on enzymes, the primary catalysts of life processes. The explanation of the behavior of enzymes can be found via studies of their chemical mechanisms and can be utilized to develop novel drugs, synthesize known and novel compounds, and understand evolutionary processes. The transglutaminases, first described in 1957, are a large, widely-distributed family of enzymes canonically responsible for the amidation/transamidation of protein side chains. The extraordinary diversity of names associated with various enzymatic activities now recognized and aggregated as transglutaminase bears witness to the remarkable diversity of biological roles associated with the activity, including myriad human diseases.