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Fish Antifreeze Proteins

Series: Molecular Aspects of Fish and Marine Biology Volume: 1

By: Kathryn Vanya Ewart (Editor), Choy Leong Hew (Editor)

236 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Jun 2002 | #203506 | ISBN: 9810248997
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NHBS Price: £67.99 $86/€81 approx

About this book

Antifreeze proteins enable organisms to avoid freezing under extreme conditions. The greatest diversity of known antifreeze proteins is in teleost fish and much work has gone into the understanding of these proteins and their applications. Antifreeze proteins are an exciting model system for the study of protein-surface (ice) interaction. They have served as unique model structures in protein science and they are also useful tools in the study of fish physiology and behaviour. Their emergence in some fish species has even provided a rare glimpse of de novo protein evolution in action. To cover the diverse aspects of fish antifreeze study, a wide spectrum of researchers was selected to write comprehensive articles on different areas of antifreeze research. Fish Antifreeze Proteins should be a very useful and informative resource for life science researchers.


Contents

- Early research on proteins from the Antarctic - antifreeze glycoproteins, R.A. Feeney and D.T. Osuga
- physiological ecology of antifreeze proteins - a northern perspective, S.V. Goddard and G.L. Fletcher
- fish antifreeze proteins - functions, molecular interactions and biological roles, K.V. Ewart
- origins and evolution of fish antifreeze proteins, C.C.-M. Cheng and A.L. DeVries
- the structure of fish antifreeze proteins, D.J. Brown and F.D. Sonnichsen
- control of antifreeze protein gene expression in winter flounder, M. Miao et al
- the skin-type antifreeze polypeptides - a new class of type I AFPs, W.-K. Low et al
- the interaction of antifreeze proteins with model membranes and cells, M.M. Tomczak and J.H. Crowe
- antifreeze protein gene transfer in salmonids, W.-K. Low et al.


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