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Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

By: Abba J Kastin (Editor)

2032 pages, 50 colour & 250 b/w illustrations

Academic Press

Hardback | Apr 2013 | Edition: 2 | #204295 | ISBN-13: 9780123850959
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The Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides 2nd edition is the definitive, all-encompassing, indispensable reference for individuals ranging from peptide researchers, to biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and endocrinologists. Chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and will enable researchers working in a specific area to examine other related areas with which they would not ordinarily be familiar. Peptides play a crucial role in many physiological processes, including actions as neurotransmitters, hormones, and antibiotics. Research has shown their importance in such fields as neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, and cell biology.

The Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides 2nd edition presents this tremendous body of knowledge in the field of biologically active peptides in one single reference. The section editors and contributors represent some of the most sophisticated and distinguished scientists working in basic sciences and clinical medicine. It presents all aspects of biologically active peptides in one resource. It features 20+ sections spanning plant, bacterial, fungal, venom, and invertebrate peptides to general peptides. It includes immunological, inflammatory, cancer, vaccine, and neurotropphic peptides. It discusses peptide precursors, mRNA distribution, processing, and receptors, not just pathophysiological implications.


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Contents

I: Plant Peptides Section
II: Bacterial/Antibiotic Peptides Section
III: Fungal Peptides Section
IV: Invertebrate Peptides Section
V: Amphibian/Skin Peptides Section
VI: Venom Peptides Section
VII: Cancer/Anticancer Peptides Section
VIII: Vaccine Peptides Section
IX: Immune and Inflammatory Peptides Section
X: Brain Peptides Section
XI: Endocrine Peptides Section
XII: Ingestive Peptides Section
XIII: Gastrointestinal Peptides Section
XIV: Cardiovascular Peptides Section
XV: Renal Peptides Section
XVI: Respiratory Peptides Section
XVII: Opioid Peptides Section
XVIII: Neurotrophic Peptides Section
XIX: Blood-Brain Peptides Section
XX. Peptide Biosynthesis and Processes Section
XXI. General Peptide Topics Section


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