Examining the chemical modification of biological polymers and the emerging applications of this technology, Chemical Modification of Biological Polymers reflects the change in emphasis in this subsection of biotechnology from the study of protein structure and function toward applications in therapeutics and diagnostics. HighlightsThe basic organi
Functional groups in Biological Polymers and Factor Governing Reactivity. Modification of Amino Groups in Proteins. Modification of Hydroxyl and Carboxyl Groups in Proteins. Modification of Imidazole and Indole Groups in Proteins. Modification of Sulfur-Containing Groups in Proteins. Modification of Nucleic Acids. Modification of Polysaccharides. In Vivo Non-enzymatic chemical modification of biological polymers. Proteomic Methods for the Analysis of the Modification of Biological Polymers. Chemical Methods for the Preparation of Conjugates of Biological Polymers.