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Peptides from A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia

By: Hans-Dieter Jakubke and Norbert Sewald

403 pages, no illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Mar 2008 | #182571 | ISBN-13: 9783527317226
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This mini encyclopedia contains more than 1,500 alphabetical entries from the entire field of peptide science in one handy volume, as well as the technical terms, acronyms and concepts used in peptide chemistry. It also features the complete sequence of more than 800 peptides, numerous illustrations and numerous cross references. The areas covered include: biological peptides and small proteins; peptide hormones; pharmaceutical peptides; peptide antibiotics; peptide inhibitors; peptide reagents; peptide tags; structural classes; synthesis and purification; analytical methods; proteomics; and peptidomics. Condensed yet accessible, only essential information is displayed, extensively linked via references to the recent scientific literature for further study.

Condensed yet accessible, only essential information is displayed, extensively linked via references to the recent scientific literature for further study. Important terminology is treated in detail, after which it is straightforward to locate it in the cited technical literature where more precise explanations are available. (Organic Chemistry, October 2009)


This mini-encyclopedia contains more than 1500 entries in alphabetical order from the entire field of peptide science, with illustrations and carefully selected bibliography for further study. Areas covered in the encyclopedia include: - biological peptides and small proteins - peptide hormones - pharmaceutical peptides - peptide antibiotics - peptide inhibitors - peptide reagents - peptide tags - structural classes - synthesis and purification - analytical methods - proteomics and peptidomics

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Hans-Dieter Jakubke studied chemistry at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. After finishing his PhD and postdoctoral work with Josef Rudinger (Prague) he completed his habilitation in 1970. In the same year he was appointed lecturer at the Institute of biochemistry in Halle/S., and full professor of biochemistry at the University of Leipzig in 1977. He was director of the Institute of biochemistry from 1993-1997 and member of the Concil of the European Peptide Society from 1990-1994. Apart from more than 200 publications he has also authored several textbooks and encyclopedias on various aspects of chemistry, biochemistry, including peptide research. Norbert Sewald studied Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where he also obtained his PhD degree. After postdoctoral work with J. E. Baldwin in Oxford, UK, he became an Assistant Professor at Leipzig University. Since 1999 he is full Professor at the University of Bielefeld where he holds the chair in Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry. His main scientific interest is in peptide chemistry and bioactive peptides. Together with Hans-Dieter Jakubke, he has written a highly acclaimed textbook on peptide chemistry and biology.

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