Proteins: Biotechnology and Biochemistry is a complete and definitive source of information for all those interested in the area, providing a broad overview of the various medical, diagnostic and industrial uses of proteins. It covers basic biochemical principles as well as providing a comprehensive survey of products currently available or under development. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with new material. The key difference is that this new edition will include more "pure" biochemistry. There are two completely new chapters: Protein Structure - an overview and Novel Proteins from Novel Sources. Chapter 2, Protein Structure, an overview and chapter 3, Protein Purification & Characterisation, make up approximately 30 per cent of the book. These chapters concentrate on the basic biochemical principles of proteins and will lay the foundations for the rest of the book. The remaining chapters focus on protein biotechnology and have been rearranged, updated and expanded.
Preface Protein structure Protein sources Protein purification and characterization Large-scale protein purification Therapeutic proteins: blood products and vaccines Therapeutic antibodies and enzymes Hormones and growth factors used therapeutically Interferons, interleukins and additional regulatory factors Proteins used for analytical purposes Industrial enzymes: an introduction Industrial enzymes: proteases and carbohydrates Additional industrial enzymes Non-catalytic; industrial proteins Index;
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- Biochemistry and Molecular Education, July/August 2002
"With the potential of a standard reference source on the topic, any molecular biotechnologist will profit greatly from having this excellent book. It is to be hoped that Dr. Walsh will continue to update the text [...] "
- Engineering in Life Sciences, 2004; Vol 5; No. 5