Biotechnological Strategies for the Treatment of Gluten Intolerance

Biotechnological Strategies for the Treatment of Gluten Intolerance
Author: Mauro Rossi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 0128217413
ISBN 13: 9780128217412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnological Strategies for the Treatment of Gluten Intolerance Book Review:

Biotechnological Strategies for the Treatment of Gluten Intolerance provides a comprehensive overview of a wide range of biotechnological approaches that will further research and upon implementation improve the quality of life of this population. Gluten intolerance is a heterogeneous condition with varying levels of sensitivity that have typically been treated with a gluten free diet, but this book provides new and exciting biotechnological approaches that affect diet as well as non-dietary approaches. The reference describes the varying levels of sensitivity and explores symptoms beyond the intestines for a complete overview of the spectrum of sensitivity. The impact of diversity of wheat species, gluten quality and the nutritional values of gluten free products are extensively discussed. This reference is perfect for researchers and clinicians that want to further treatment options for those suffering from gluten sensitivity. Provides an innovative scenario of gluten intolerance, on the basis of recent epidemiological and pathogenetic findings Highlights the knowledge of biotechnological strategies to overcome the classical gluten free diet Highlights innovative immune approaches for the management of gluten intolerance

Plant Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology
Author: Agnès Ricroch,Surinder Chopra,Marcel Kuntz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN 10: 3030683451
ISBN 13: 9783030683450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Biotechnology Book Review:

Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book updates and introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive arable land, scarce water resources and climate change. New plant breeding techniques including CRISPR-cas system are now tools to meet these challenges both in developed countries and in developing countries. Ethical issues, intellectual property rights, regulation policies in various countries related to agricultural biotechnology are examined. The rapid developments in plant biotechnology are explained to a large audience with relevant examples. New varieties of crops can be adapted to new climatic conditions in order to reduce pest-associated losses and the adverse abiotic effects

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Ali Asghar Rastegari,Ajar Nath Yadav,Neelam Yadav
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 0128205296
ISBN 13: 9780128205297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book Review:

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Trends of Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture and Biomedicine Systems: Perspectives for Human Health discusses how microbial biotechnology helps us understand new strategies to reduce pathogens and drug resistance through microbial biotechnology. The most commonly used probiotic bacteria are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Therefore, the probiotic strains exhibit powerful anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and other important properties. This new book provides an indispensable reference source for engineers/bioengineers, biochemists, biotechnologists, microbiologists, pharmacologists, and researchers who want to know about the unique properties of this microbe and explore its sustainable biomedicine future applications. Introduces the principles of microbial biotechnology and its application for sustainable biomedicine system Explores various microbes and their beneficial application for biofortification of crops for micronutrients Explains the potentials and significance of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics in health and disease Includes current applications of beneficial microbes as Functional Food Products of Pharmaceutical Importance

Textbook of Animal Biotechnology

Textbook of Animal Biotechnology
Author: B Singh
Publsiher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 817993327X
ISBN 13: 9788179933275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Animal Biotechnology Book Review:

Animal biotechnology is an integral component of agriculture. Supported with over 50 figures and more than 30 tables, this textbook is a must have for undergraduates and postgraduates of various agriculture and animal husbandry academia, teachers, professionals, and researchers in basic as well as applied animal sciences including biotechnology, nutrition, physiology and reproduction. The book covers various topics, including economically important livestock breeds, paradigm shifts in livestock production, biotechnology in animal nutrition and in livestock-assisted reproduction, and genomics and genetic engineering tools in livestock production and management.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Author: Adalberto Pessoa,Michele Vitolo,Paul Frederick Long
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-07-16
ISBN 10: 1000399842
ISBN 13: 9781000399844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Book Review:

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: A Focus on Industrial Application covers the development of new biopharmaceuticals as well as the improvement of those being produced. The main purpose is to provide background and concepts related to pharmaceutical biotechnology, together with an industrial perspective. This is a comprehensive text for undergraduates, graduates and academics in biochemistry, pharmacology and biopharmaceutics, as well as professionals working on the interdisciplinary field of pharmaceutical biotechnology. Written with educators in mind, this book provides teachers with background material to enhance their classes and offers students and other readers an easy-to-read text that examines the step-by-step stages of the development of new biopharmaceuticals. Features: Discusses specific points of great current relevance in relation to new processes as well as traditional processes Addresses the main unitary operations used in the biopharmaceutical industry such as upstream and downstream Includes chapters that allow a broad evaluation of the production process Dr. Adalberto Pessoa Jr. is Full Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo and Visiting Senior Professor at King’s College London. He has experience in enzyme and fermentation technology and in the purification processes of biotechnological products such as liquid–liquid extraction, cross-flow filtration and chromatography of interest to the pharmaceutical and food industries. Dr. Michele Vitolo is Full Professor at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo. He has experience in enzyme technology, in immobilization techniques (aiming the reuse of the biocatalyst) and in the operation of membrane reactors for obtaining biotechnological products of interest to the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. Dr. Paul F. Long is Professor of Biotechnology at King's College London and Visiting International Research Professor at the University of São Paulo. He is a microbiologist by training and his research uses a combination of bioinformatics, laboratory and field studies to discover new medicines from nature, particularly from the marine environment.

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies Cereals

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies  Cereals
Author: Jameel M. Al-Khayri,Shri Mohan Jain,Dennis V. Johnson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 603
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN 10: 3030231089
ISBN 13: 9783030231088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies Cereals Book Review:

This book examines the development of innovative modern methodologies towards augmenting conventional plant breeding, in individual crops, for the production of new crop varieties under the increasingly limiting environmental and cultivation factors to achieve sustainable agricultural production, enhanced food security, in addition to providing raw materials for innovative industrial products and pharmaceuticals. This Volume 5, subtitled Cereals, focuses on advances in breeding strategies using both traditional and modern approaches for the improvement of individual crops. It addresses important staple food crops including barley, fonio, finger millet, foxtail millet, pearl millet, proso millet, quinoa, rice, rye, tef, triticale and spelt wheat. The volume is contributed by 53 internationally reputable scientists from 14 countries. Each chapter comprehensively reviews the modern literature on the subject and reflects the authors own experience.

Advances in Celiac Disease

Advances in Celiac Disease
Author: Jorge Amil Dias,Isabel Polanco
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2021-12-27
ISBN 10: 9783030824006
ISBN 13: 3030824004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Celiac Disease Book Review:

This book provides a practical overview of the treatment and management of celiac disease. It examines new data which can be merged with clinical aspects to provide a global perspective for the busy clinician. The disease represents 1% of the population and often goes unnoticed for a long time; however, this book aims to reduce the instance of misdiagnoses of symptoms by providing clear guidance in a single book, with contributions from esteemed experts in the field. Advances in Celiac Disease - Improving Paediatric and Adult Care addresses the clinical characterisation of the disease, in both paediatric and adult populations. The clinical symptoms are clearly defined as well as treatment options and follow-up. This book will be an essential resource for clinicians seeking a clear, concise resource to identifying, treating, and managing celiac disease in both adults and children.

Breadmaking

Breadmaking
Author: S P Cauvain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN 10: 0857095692
ISBN 13: 9780857095695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breadmaking Book Review:

The first edition of Breadmaking: Improving quality quickly established itself as an essential purchase for baking professionals and researchers in this area. With comprehensively updated and revised coverage, including six new chapters, the second edition helps readers to understand the latest developments in bread making science and practice. The book opens with two introductory chapters providing an overview of the breadmaking process. Part one focuses on the impacts of wheat and flour quality on bread, covering topics such as wheat chemistry, wheat starch structure, grain quality assessment, milling and wheat breeding. Part two covers dough development and bread ingredients, with chapters on dough aeration and rheology, the use of redox agents and enzymes in breadmaking and water control, among other topics. In part three, the focus shifts to bread sensory quality, shelf life and safety. Topics covered include bread aroma, staling and contamination. Finally, part four looks at particular bread products such as high fibre breads, those made from partially baked and frozen dough and those made from non-wheat flours. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, the second edition of Breadmaking: Improving quality is a standard reference for researchers and professionals in the bread industry and all those involved in academic research on breadmaking science and practice. With comprehensively updated and revised coverage, this second edition outlines the latest developments in breadmaking science and practice Covers topics such as wheat chemistry, wheat starch structure, grain quality assessment, milling and wheat breeding Discusses dough development and bread ingredients, with chapters on dough aeration and rheology

Celiac Disease and Gluten

Celiac Disease and Gluten
Author: Peter Koehler,Herbert Wieser,Katharina Konitzer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN 10: 0127999264
ISBN 13: 9780127999265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celiac Disease and Gluten Book Review:

Celiac Disease and Gluten: Multidisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities is a unique reference work—the first to integrate the insights of the causes and effects of celiac disease from the chemistry of reaction-causing foods to the diagnosis, pathogenesis, and symptoms that lead to proper diagnoses and treatment. With an estimated three million people in the United States alone affected by celiac disease, an autoimmune digestive disease, only five percent are properly diagnosed. Drawing on the connection between foods containing gluten and the resulting symptoms, this resource offers distinctive information that directly explores and links food science, medical diagnostics, and treatment information. A helpful tool for researchers and medical practitioners alike, Celiac Disease and Gluten: Multidisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities helps refine research targets, and provides a comprehensive overview on the multidisciplinary approaches to all crucial aspects related to celiac disease. Presents key information from medical and food science research, as well as provides clinical insights Provides direct corollary insights between source and symptom Written by experts whose detailed experiments and results have shaped our understanding of celiac disease

Risk Management for Food Allergy

Risk Management for Food Allergy
Author: Charlotte Madsen,Rene Crevel,Clare Mills,Steve Taylor
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2013-11-13
ISBN 10: 012381989X
ISBN 13: 9780123819895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Management for Food Allergy Book Review:

Risk Management for Food Allergy is developed by a team of scientists and industry professionals who understand the importance of allergen risk assessment and presents practical, real-world guidance for food manufacturers. With more than 12 million Americans suffering from food allergies and little indication of what is causing that number to continue to grow, food producers, packagers and distributors need to appropriately process, label and deliver their products to ensure the safety of customers with allergic conditions. By identifying risk factors during processing as well as determining appropriate "safe" thresholds of ingredients, the food industry must take increasingly proactive steps to avoid direct or cross-contamination as well as ensuring that their products are appropriately labeled and identified for those at risk. This book covers a range of critical topics in this area, including the epidemiology of food allergy, assessing allergen thresholds and risk, specifics of gluten management and celiac disease, and much more. The practical advice on factory risk management, catering industry practices, allergen detection and measurement and regulatory controls is key for food industry professionals as well as regulators in government and other public bodies. Science-based insights into the potential risks of food allergens Focused section on determining thresholds Practical guidance on food allergen risk management, including case studies

Advances in Food Biotechnology

Advances in Food Biotechnology
Author: Ravishankar Rai V
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 1118864557
ISBN 13: 9781118864555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Food Biotechnology Book Review:

The application of biotechnology in the food sciences has led to an increase in food production and enhanced the quality and safety of food. Food biotechnology is a dynamic field and the continual progress and advances have not only dealt effectively with issues related to food security but also augmented the nutritional and health aspects of food. Advances in Food Biotechnology provides an overview of the latest development in food biotechnology as it relates to safety, quality and security. The seven sections of the book are multidisciplinary and cover the following topics: GMOs and food security issues Applications of enzymes in food processing Fermentation technology Functional food and nutraceuticals Valorization of food waste Detection and control of foodborne pathogens Emerging techniques in food processing Bringing together experts drawn from around the world, the book is a comprehensive reference in the most progressive field of food science and will be of interest to professionals, scientists and academics in the food and biotech industries. The book will be highly resourceful to governmental research and regulatory agencies and those who are studying and teaching food biotechnology.

Bio Farms for Nutraceuticals

Bio Farms for Nutraceuticals
Author: Maria Teresa Giardi,Giuseppina Rea,Bruno Berra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2011-06-26
ISBN 10: 1441973478
ISBN 13: 9781441973474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Farms for Nutraceuticals Book Review:

"Bio-Farms for Nutraceuticals" can be said to have been born of the NUTRA-SNACKS project within the Sixth Framework Programme Priority on Food Quality and Safety. One objective of NUTRA -SNACK S was to improve the nutritional and eating properties of ready-to-eat products and semi-prepared foodstuffs through better monitoring of the quality and safety of raw materials and the development of innovative processes along the production chain. Another main objective of the project was the production of ready-to-eat snacks with high nutraceutic activity. Seven research institutes and three companies in six European countries were involved in this effort. The co-operation resulted in the production of food having a high content of natural metabolites with the following beneficial health effects: anticancer, antilipidemic, anticholesterol, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antihypertensive, anti-inflamatory and antioxidant activities.

Applications of Biotechnology in Traditional Fermented Foods

Applications of Biotechnology in Traditional Fermented Foods
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of International Affairs,Panel on the Applications of Biotechnology to Traditional Fermented Foods
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1992-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309046858
ISBN 13: 9780309046855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Biotechnology in Traditional Fermented Foods Book Review:

In developing countries, traditional fermentation serves many purposes. It can improve the taste of an otherwise bland food, enhance the digestibility of a food that is difficult to assimilate, preserve food from degradation by noxious organisms, and increase nutritional value through the synthesis of essential amino acids and vitamins. Although "fermented food" has a vaguely distasteful ring, bread, wine, cheese, and yogurt are all familiar fermented foods. Less familiar are gari, ogi, idli, ugba, and other relatively unstudied but important foods in some African and Asian countries. This book reports on current research to improve the safety and nutrition of these foods through an elucidation of the microorganisms and mechanisms involved in their production. Also included are recommendations for needed research.

Food Allergens

Food Allergens
Author: Tanja Ćirković Veličković,Marija Gavrović-Jankulović
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 1493908413
ISBN 13: 9781493908417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Allergens Book Review:

A food allergen has the ability to first elicit an IgE response, and then, on subsequent exposures, a clinical response to the same or similar protein. How harmless food protein becomes recognized by the mucosal immune system as an allergen remains an open question and more data are needed to explain how regulatory mechanisms of the mucosal immune system fail and result in allergic sensitization to dietary antigens. Some biochemical characteristics associated with food allergens, such as the presence of multiple, linear IgE-binding epitopes and the resistance of the protein to digestion and processing, seem to predominate among food allergens. Digestion susceptibility of food allergens that sensitize via the gastrointestinal tract and stability to food processing conditions are inherently related to protein structural features. Thereby, physiological changes in the digestion process, pathological conditions affecting digestion, as well as procedures and food processing conditions that affect protein structure may all have a profound effect on the sensitizing potential and allergenicity of food proteins. In addition, signals coming from the diet and micro biome can modulate regulatory mechanisms of the mucosal immune system and influence mucosal immunity and intestinal barrier function. The detection of allergenic ingredients in food products has received increased attention from the food industry and legislative and regulatory agencies over recent years. This has resulted in the improvement of applied safety measures that provide protection for food-allergic consumers and development of sensitive and highly specific analytical methods of food allergens detection. Food allergy is an important and common health issue and therefore there is a need to characterize the sensitizing potential of newly introduced proteins in genetically engineered foods. A combination of in vitro and in silico methods provide information that contributes to safety assessment. Suitable in vivo models may provide a more holistic assessment of allergenic potential of novel food proteins.

Challenges and Potential Solutions in Gluten Free Product Development

Challenges and Potential Solutions in Gluten Free Product Development
Author: Navneet Singh Deora,Aastha Deswal,Madhuresh Dwivedi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN 10: 3030886972
ISBN 13: 9783030886974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges and Potential Solutions in Gluten Free Product Development Book Review:

This work provides researchers with a thorough overview of all aspects related to the development of gluten-free food products. In summarizing and offering critical reviews of published works and focusing on current advances and technologies in gluten free product development, this book covers all of the important subjects related to this increasingly important aspect of the food industry. Important case studies in gluten-free breadmaking and alternative proteins are presented, making this a rich and singular source for food manufacturers and scientists seeking practical knowledge on the challenges and solutions involved in the development of gluten-free foods. Challenges and Potential Solutions in Gluten Free Product Development covers the latest advances and strategies for gluten-free diets including the important nutritional factors involved. Traditional and alternative approaches for the development of gluten-free dough, including starch applications and microbial fermentations, are extensively covered. Alternative proteins including those from vegetables, cereals, legumes and eggs are presented. Novel approaches for gluten-free breadmaking such as aeration strategies, prebiotics, hydrocolloids and nutritional enhancements are also covered in depth. With further chapters dedicated to regulatory aspects, gluten detection methods and the global market, this book presents full and up-to-date coverage of the development and manufacture of gluten-free products.

Protein Hydrolysates in Biotechnology

Protein Hydrolysates in Biotechnology
Author: Vijai K. Pasupuleti,Arnold L. Demain
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2010-08-28
ISBN 10: 1402066740
ISBN 13: 9781402066740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protein Hydrolysates in Biotechnology Book Review:

Protein hydrolysates, otherwise commonly known as peptones or peptides, are used in a wide variety of products in fermentation and biotechnology industries. The term “peptone” was first introduced in 1880 by Nagelli for growing bacterial cultures. However, later it was discovered that peptones derived from the partial digestion of proteins would furnish organic nitrogen in readily available form. Ever since, p- tones, which are commonly known as protein hydrolysates, have been used not only for growth of microbial cultures, but also as nitrogen source in commercial fermen- tions using animal cells and recombinant microorganisms for the production of value added products such as therapeutic proteins, hormones, vaccines, etc. Today, the characterization, screening and manufacturing of protein hyd- lysates has become more sophisticated, with the introduction of reliable analytical instrumentation, high throughput screening techniques coupled with statistical design approaches, novel enzymes and efficient downstream processing equipment. This has enabled the introduction of custom-built products for specialized appli- tions in diverse fields of fermentation and biotechnology, such as the following. 1. Protein hydrolysates are used as much more than a simple nitrogen source. For example, the productivities of several therapeutic drugs made by animal cells and recombinant microorganisms have been markedly increased by use of p- tein hydrolysates. This is extremely important when capacities are limited. 2. Protein hydrolysates are employed in the manufacturing of vaccines by ferm- tation processes and also used as vaccine stabilizers.

Quinn Essential Nutrition

Quinn Essential Nutrition
Author: Barbara A. Quinn, MS, RD, CDE
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 1490874860
ISBN 13: 9781490874869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quinn Essential Nutrition Book Review:

“What a great job Quinn does explaining complex subjects in plain English. Kudos!” —Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RDN, Family Medicine Residency Program, Tallahassee, FL Quinn-Essential Nutrition is your trustworthy manual for sane and healthful eating in the real world. Inspired by readers of her internationally distributed column, QUINN ON NUTRITION, registered dietitian nutritionist Barbara Quinn thoughtfully unpacks and delivers answers to more than a hundred current nutrition topics. With her typical style of common sense and humor, Quinn mixes the serious science of nutrition with delicious experiences from her family, friends, and faithful readers. What emerges are clear answers to confusing or controversial questions such as: • What is normal eating? • What’s not true about weight loss products? • Is sugar addictive? • What about coconut? Wheat? GMO’s? And because life sometimes gets too serious, Quinn-Essential Nutrition nourishes your lighter side with reasons to have a cup of tea, fun advice for guys and gals, and favorite corny food jokes. Well-researched and up to date, Quinn-Essential Nutrition is a palatable combination of reliable data flavored with real life experiences. Enjoy!

Arsenic in Drinking Water and Food

Arsenic in Drinking Water and Food
Author: Sudhakar Srivastava
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN 10: 9811385874
ISBN 13: 9789811385872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arsenic in Drinking Water and Food Book Review:

Arsenic contamination poses a major environmental problem, especially in Southeast Asian countries like Bangladesh and India. Threatening the health of millions of people due to arsenic’s toxicity and carcinogenicity, the major routes of arsenic exposure for humans are either through drinking water or crops. Rice is the crop most affected by arsenic owing to its cultivation in major arsenic contaminated areas, biogeochemical factors in the soil during rice growth, and specific features of rice that enable it take up more arsenic than other crop plants. This book addresses the problem of arsenic by pursuing a holistic approach. It presents the status quo in different parts of the world (North and South America, Europe, Asia, etc.) and provides essential information on food-related arsenic exposure risks for humans, and possible preventive and curative measures for tackling arsenic poisoning. It covers the arsenic contamination status of rice, rice-based products, other vegetables, fishes, mushrooms, and other foods, with a special focus on rice-arsenic interactions. The mechanisms of arsenic uptake, translocation and distribution in plants and grains are also explained. In closing, the book reviews a variety of prospective agronomic and biotechnological solutions to the problem of arsenic accumulation in rice grains. The book is intended for a broad audience including researchers, scientists, and readers with diverse backgrounds including agriculture, environmental science, food science, environmental management, and human health. It can also be used as an important reference guide for undergraduate and graduate students, university faculties, and environmentalists.

Food Allergy

Food Allergy
Author: Linglin Fu,Bobby J. Cherayil,Haining Shi,Yanbo Wang,Yang Zhu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-04-03
ISBN 10: 9811369283
ISBN 13: 9789811369285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Allergy Book Review:

This book addresses the molecular mechanisms of food allergies and related control strategies. To do so, it covers a broad range of topics, including: the basic immunology of food allergies, including crosstalk between gut mucosal immunity and allergens; types of food allergens, structure of food allergen epitopes and cross-reactivity; detection and quantification methods for food allergens; in vitro and in vivo models for evaluating allergenicity; novel food processing methods for the development of hypoallergenic foods; bioactive natural compounds and functional foods for alleviating allergic reactions; modulation of the microbiota in food allergies and use of probiotics in allergic response regulation; and risk assessment and control strategies for food allergens. The information provided will enable food scientists/specialists to design safer and more functional food products, and will help regulatory agencies identify and label food allergens (and thus help consumers avoid allergic reactions). It will help clinicians and public health investigators prevent or treat outbreaks of food allergies, and will provide food producers and processors, as well as government inspectors, with valuable insights into evaluation, risk assessment and control strategies for allergens. Lastly, it will benefit upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in food science and safety, public health, medicine, nutrition and related fields.

Advances in Enzyme Biotechnology

Advances in Enzyme Biotechnology
Author: Pratyoosh Shukla,Brett I. Pletschke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 8132210948
ISBN 13: 9788132210948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Enzyme Biotechnology Book Review:

Enzyme Technology is one the most promising disciplines in modern biotechnology. In this book, the applications of a wide variety of enzymes are highlighted. Current studies in enzyme technology are focused towards the discovery of novel enzymes (termed “bio-discovery” or “bio-prospecting”) and the identification and elucidation of novel pathways of these novel enzymes with emphasis on their industrial relevance. With the development of molecular techniques and other bioinformatics tools, the time to integrate this subject with other fields in the life sciences has arrived. A rapid expansion of the knowledge base in the field of enzyme biotechnology has occurred over the past few years. Much of this expansion has been driven by the bio-discovery of many new enzymes from a wide range of environments, some extreme in nature, followed by subsequent protein (enzyme) engineering. These enzymes have found a wide range of applications, ranging from bioremediation, bio-monitoring, biosensor development, bioconversion to biofuels and other biotechnologically important value-added products. Hydrolases constitute a major component of the global annual revenue generated by industrial enzymes and the emphasis has therefore been placed on these enzymes and their applications. With the immense interest of researchers active in this area, this book will serve to provide information on current aspects in this field of study. In the current edition, the contributions of many diversified topics towards establishing new directions of research in the area of enzyme biotechnology are described. This book serves to provide a unique source of information to undergraduates, post graduates and doctoral courses in microbiology and biotechnology along with allied life sciences. The present edition of the book covers all important areas of enzyme biotechnology i.e. the wide variety of enzymes in the field of enzyme biotechnology and their industrial applications, new methods and state-of-the-art information on modern methods of enzyme discovery. This book will act as good resource on most of the current facets of enzyme technology for all students engaged in bioengineering and biotechnology.