Enrico Di Cera

Enrico Di Cera nsIn thermodynamics, Enrico Di Cera (c. 1960-) is an American biochemist noted for several books on the thermodynamics of binding between macromolecules and between macromolecules and receptor sites.

Di Cera is a notable expert on “linkage thermodynamics”, founded in 1948 by American biochemical thermodynamicist Jeffries Wyman, who developed the theory of linkage functions and brought the rigor of Gibbsian thermodynamics to biochemistry. [1]

In 1985, Di Cera completed his MD at Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy. Currently, he is professor and chair of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. (Ѻ)

1. (a) Di Cera, Enrico and Richards, Frederic M. (1998). Linkage Thermodynamics of Macromolecular Interactions, Volume 51 of Advances in Protein Chemistry. Academic Press.
(b) Wyman, Jeffries. (1948). “Home Proteins”, Advances in Protein Chemistry, 4: 407-531.

Further reading
● Di-Cera, Enrio. (1995). Thermodynamic Theory of Site-Specific Binding in Biological Macromolecules. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
● Alberty, Robert A. and Di Cera, Enrico. (1996). “Jeffries Wyman: June 21, 1901-November 4, 1995”, Biographical Memoirs, National Academies Press.
● Di-Cera, Enrico. (2000). Thermodynamics in Biology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

External links
Di Cera, Enrico – WorldCat Identies.
Enrico Di Cera (faculty) – Washington University, in St. Louis, School of Medicine.

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