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October 1, 1955

Methods in Enzymology. Volume I

JAMA. 1955;159(5):531. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960220121030

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Medical scientists must be happy that this four volume treatise is being issued, because the work is the first in English on methods used in the study of enzymes. It will bring together a tremendous amount of information scattered through the periodical literature. Volume I is divided into sections on general methods for separating and purifying enzymes, special methods of preparing and analyzing the various enzymes of carbohydrate metabolism, of lipid metabolism, and of the citric acid cycle. Authoritative descriptions of the best procedures were obtained by asking experts to write about their specialties. The response to the requests must have been phenomenal, because there are 118 contributors to this first volume. Editing was kept to a minimum, but any disadvantages due to the lack of systematic nomenclature are overcome by the indexing of individual enzymes under all their common names. The author and subject indexes seem to be complete,

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