Not only are proteins the fundamental building blocks of all life forms, but they also have a wide range of functions - from forming enzymes acting as catalysts for specific reactions, to crucial molecules such as antibodies in the immune system, and as signalling molecules between cells. Introduction to Protein Science, 3rd edition provides a rich and broad introduction to this fascinating field by covering not only the structure
and function of proteins, but also the methods and experimental techniques used to study them. The practical applications of our knowledge to diverse fields such as biotechnology and medicine are emphasized
throughout, to help students appreciate the relevance of the subject to the real world.