The precise shape of a protein is a crucial factor in its function. How do proteins become folded into the right conformation? Molecular chaperones and protein folding catalysts bind to developing polypeptides in the cytoplasm and ensure correct folding and transport. This Guidebook catalogues the latest information on nearly 200 of these molecules, including the important class of heat shock proteins; each entry is written by leading researchers in the field.
Dr Mary-Jane Gething (Partner in the Sambrook & Tooze Partnership, our co-publishers of the Guidebooks Series) Dept of Biochemistry, Melbourne University, Parkville 3052, Australia. Tel: 00 61 3 9344 5948. Fax: 00613 9347 9109. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org