Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life Health and Disease

Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life  Health and Disease
Author: Shyamasree Ghosh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-01-08
ISBN 10: 0128161272
ISBN 13: 9780128161272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life Health and Disease Book Review:

Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life, Health and Disease enables the reader to understand the role of sialylation as a post translational modification. The book provides insights on the latest knowledge in the field of sialoglycobiology. Sialic acids as terminal residues of oligosaccharide chains play crucial roles in several cellular recognition events. Synthesized post translationally, they play an important role in recognition, signaling, immunological response and cell-cell interaction. Improper sialylations have been associated with several diseases including cancer. In the post genomics and proteomics era, sialoglybiology has become more and more important in deciphering health and disease conditions. Discusses the sialic acids and their role in different diseases (other than cancer) Provides an understanding of sialylations as post translational modifications (PTM) Demonstrates the impact sialylation has on infectious diseases, the autoimmune system and health Gives insights on the importance of sialic acid biology through animal models

Organelle and Molecular Targeting

Organelle and Molecular Targeting
Author: Lara Scheherazade Milane,Mansoor M. Amiji
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2021-12-29
ISBN 10: 1000505936
ISBN 13: 9781000505931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organelle and Molecular Targeting Book Review:

We have surpassed the omics era and are truly in the Age of Molecular Therapeutics. The fast-paced development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, such as the mRNA vaccines encoding the viral spike protein, demonstrated the need for and capability of molecular therapy and nanotechnology-based solutions for drug delivery. In record speed, the SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA genome was sequenced and shared with the scientific community, allowing the rapid design of molecular therapeutics. The mRNA vaccines exploit the host cell endoplasmic reticulum to produce viral spike proteins for antigen presentation and recognition by the innate and adaptive immune system. Lipid nanoparticles enable the delivery of the fragile, degradation-sensitive nucleic acid payloads. Molecular-based therapeutics and nanotechnology solutions continue to drive the scientific and medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic as new mRNA, DNA, and protein-based vaccines are developed and approved and the emergency use approved vaccines are rapidly manufactured and distributed throughout the globe. The need for molecular therapies and drug delivery solutions is clear, and as these therapies progress and become more specialized there will be important advancements in organelle targeting. For example, using organelle targeting to direct lipid nanoparticles with mRNA payloads to the endoplasmic reticulum would increase the efficacy of mRNA vaccines, reducing the required dose and therefore the biomanufacturing demand. Likewise, improving the delivery of DNA therapeutics to the nucleus would improve efficacy. Organelles and molecules have always been drug targets, but until recently we have not had the tools or capability to design and develop such highly specific therapeutics. Organelle targeting has far-reaching implications. For example, mitochondria are central to both energy production and intrinsic apoptosis. Effectively targeting and manipulating mitochondria has therapeutic applications for diseases such as myopathies, cancer, neurodegeneration, progerias, diabetes, and the natural aging process. The SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that exploit the endoplasmic reticulum (for mRNA vaccines) and the nucleic translational process (DNA vaccines) attest to the need for organelle and molecular therapeutics. This book covers the status, demand, and future of organelle- and molecularly targeted therapeutics that are critical to the advancement of modern medicine. Organelle and molecular targeting is the drug design and drug delivery approach of today and the future; understanding this approach is essential for students, scientists, and clinicians contributing to modern medicine.

Immunogenetics A Molecular and Clinical Overview

Immunogenetics  A Molecular and Clinical Overview
Author: Muneeb U. Rehman,Azher Arafah,Md. Niamat Ali,Shafat Ali
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 0323903355
ISBN 13: 9780323903356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunogenetics A Molecular and Clinical Overview Book Review:

A Molecular Approach to Immunogenetics, Immunogenetics: A Molecular and Clinical Overview, Volume One provides readers with an exclusive, updated overview on the scientific knowledge, achievements and findings in the field of immunogenetics. The book presents readily available, updated information on the molecular and clinical aspects of immunogenetics, from origin and development to clinical applications and future prospects. The breadth of information goes from basics to developments, clinical applications and future prospects. The book's most attractive attribute is its academic and clinical amalgamation that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of immunogenetics. An additional feature of the book is a special chapter on viral genetics that covers COVID-19. Above all, the book contains chapters that discuss immunogenetics in relation to pharmaco-genomics and immune-toxicology. Contains exclusive information about research on immunogenetics from around the globe Includes minute and recent details that will be the prerequisite requirement for any researcher who wants to work on immunogenetics and its applications Comes fully-equipped with pictures, illustrations and tables that deliver information in a meticulous manner

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Suchandra Chowdhury,Shyamasree Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2021-07-24
ISBN 10: 9811616388
ISBN 13: 9789811616389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem cells hold great promise for cell therapy, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications. This book highlights the potency of stem cells, their property of self-renewal and their ability to differentiate into different cell lineages. It further describes the different markers to identify stem cells, sources, methods of isolation, culture including 2D, 3D and beyond and their cryopreservation. This is among the first books to discuss glycosylation and sialylation in stem cells. Chapters describe application of stem cells in regenerative medicine and therapy, and highlight their application in cancer therapy and spinal cord injury. The book talks about the important patents on stem cells. The book also highlights the plant stem cells, discussing their pluoripotent nature, role in organ regeneration after injury, specific stem cell niches, that signals to block differentiation studied in plants shoot, root, and vascular meristems, differentiation of plant stem cell, transcriptional regulation and epigenetic modification of plant stem cells. This book is exciting and cutting edge. It will be of great interest to doctors, students and researchers in the field of regenerative medicine, cancer , biotechnology and plant sciences.

Sialobiology

Sialobiology
Author: Joe Tiralongo,Ivan Martinez-Duncker,Atta-ur-Rahman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781608050673
ISBN 13: 160805067X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sialobiology Book Review:

"This ebook presents a summary of central aspects of sialobiology (i.e., the study of sialic acid and its relevance to biology). The importance of substitution by the sugar sialic acid and the role played by sialylated structures (eg. glycoproteins, glycol"

Essentials of Glycobiology

Essentials of Glycobiology
Author: Ajit Varki,Maarten J. Chrispeels
Publsiher: CSHL Press
Total Pages: 653
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780879696818
ISBN 13: 0879696818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Glycobiology Book Review:

Sugar chains (glycans) are often attached to proteins and lipids and have multiple roles in the organization and function of all organisms. "Essentials of Glycobiology" describes their biogenesis and function and offers a useful gateway to the understanding of glycans.

Glyco Engineering

Glyco Engineering
Author: Alexandra Castilho
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN 10: 9781493927593
ISBN 13: 1493927590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glyco Engineering Book Review:

Conceived with the intention of providing an array of strategies and technologies currently in use for glyco-engineering distinct living organisms, this book contains a wide range of methods being developed to control the composition of carbohydrates and the properties of proteins through manipulations on the production host rather than in the protein itself. The first five sections deal with host-specific glyco-engineering and contain chapters that provide protocols for modifications of the glycosylation pathway in bacteria, yeast, insect, plants and mammalian cells, while the last two sections explore alternative approaches to host glyco-engineering and selected protocols for the analysis of the N-glycans and glyco-profiling by mass spectrometry. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and extensive, Glyco-Engineering: Methods and Protocols offers vast options to help researchers to choose the expression system and approach that best suits their intended protein research or applications.

Sialic Acids

Sialic Acids
Author: Roland Schauer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3709186803
ISBN 13: 9783709186800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sialic Acids Book Review:

Rapid progress in the field of sialic acids has made it desirable to collect the new data about these unique sugars and to continue the series of books on this topic. In 1960, A. GOTTSCHALK wrote "The Chemistry and Biology of Sialic Acids and Related Substances" (Cambridge University Press) and in 1976, A. ROSENBERG and C. -L. SCHENGRUND published "Biological Roles of Sialic Acids" (Plenum Press). In this book emphasis is given to various modern methods used in the isolation and analysis of sialic acids. New approaches to the synthesis of free and bound sialic acids are described and the vast field of occurrence and metabolism of these substances is reviewed. Sialidoses are dealt with in one of the chapters, because sialidases have been recognized as factors of pathophysiological im portance. As knowledge is increasing about the involvement of sialic acids in many aspects of cell biology, another chapter is devoted to these phenomena. With this book I intend to demonstrate modern trends in sialic acid chemistry and biochemistry, and I hope that it will be of practical use and find its place in laboratories rather than in libraries. This publication offers an opportunity to thank all colleagues in many countries, including my coworkers at the universities of Bochum and Kiel, for their cooperation, stimulating discussions and, very important, useful criticism. The continuous cooperation with J. F. G. VLIEGENTHART and his coworkers, Utrecht, has been rewarding in many respects.

Sialobiology Structure Biosynthesis and Function Sialic Acid Glycoconjugates in Health and Disease

Sialobiology  Structure  Biosynthesis and Function  Sialic Acid Glycoconjugates in Health and Disease
Author: Joe Tiralongo,Ivan Martinez-Duncker
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN 10: 1608053865
ISBN 13: 9781608053865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sialobiology Structure Biosynthesis and Function Sialic Acid Glycoconjugates in Health and Disease Book Review:

This ebook presents a summary of central aspects of sialobiology (i.e., the study of sialic acid and its relevance to biology). The importance of substitution by the sugar sialic acid and the role played by sialylated structures (eg. glycoproteins, glycolipids, glycoconjugates) in immune recognition, neural cell growth, embryogenesis and disease development including microbial pathogenesis and cancer progression, has become well-established. Since 1995, the field of sialobiology has expanded greatly as many of the key enzymes involved in sialic acid biosynthesis, as well as the vast majority of sialic acid binding lectins involved in immune recognition, have only been cloned, characterised and structural eluciated after the publication of earlier works on the subject. This e-book also covers these recent developments. Chapters in this e-book have been contributed by eminent sialobiologists. Therefore, a book of this nature is timely and will prove to be a definitive volume with a high impact in this field for glycobiologists and cell biologists.

Green Synthesis Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles

Green Synthesis  Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles
Author: Ashutosh Kumar Shukla,Siavash Iravani
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN 10: 0081025807
ISBN 13: 9780081025802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Synthesis Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles Book Review:

Green Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles shows how eco-friendly nanoparticles are engineered and used. In particular, metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles and other categories of nanoparticles are discussed. The book outlines a range of methodologies and explores the appropriate use of each. Characterization methods include spectroscopic, microscopic and diffraction methods, but magnetic resonance methods are also included as they can be used to understand the mechanism of nanoparticle synthesis using organisms. Applications covered include targeted drug delivery, water purification and hydrogen generation. This is an important research resource for those wishing to learn more about how eco-efficient nanoparticles can best be used. Theoretical details and mathematical derivations are kept to a necessary minimum to suit the need of interdisciplinary audiences and those who may be relatively new to the field. Explores recent trends in growth, characterization, properties and applications of nanoparticles Gives readers an understanding on how they are applied through the use of case studies and examples Assesses the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of synthesis and characterization techniques for green nanoparticles in different situations

Biology of C Reactive Protein in Health and Disease

Biology of C Reactive Protein in Health and Disease
Author: Waliza Ansar,Shyamasree Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN 10: 8132226801
ISBN 13: 9788132226802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of C Reactive Protein in Health and Disease Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive study of C-reactive protein (CRP) belonging to the pentraxin family, including a brief history of CRP, its structure, synthesis and evolution. Focusing on the emerging role of CRP and its clinical application in the field of disease biology, it details the pathophysiological role of CRP in a host of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and infectious diseases and others. It also discusses the role of innate immunity and acute phase response (APR) and their key mediators in the host body in response to tissue injury, infection, trauma or surgery, immunological disorders or neoplastic growth. CRP’s significance in inflammation is highlighted, and its importance as a clinical marker in cardiovascular disease, its functional significance in Leishmania and Plasmodium infections, its association with the development of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus, and its role in cancer are discussed in detail. The book also includes clinical data studies and presents the latest research advances to further readers’ understanding of CRP.

Lectin in Host Defense Against Microbial Infections

Lectin in Host Defense Against Microbial Infections
Author: Shie-Liang Hsieh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN 10: 9811515808
ISBN 13: 9789811515804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectin in Host Defense Against Microbial Infections Book Review:

This book systemically presents the latest research on lectins, covering all the major topics in the field, including the heterocomplex of lectins and Toll-like receptors, protective versus pathogenic functions in connection with microbial infections, and novel strategies for enhancing host immunity against infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Lectins are a large group of glycan-binding proteins that recognize diverse glycan and non-glycan structures expressed on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and are vital to cell-cell interactions, the attachment of microbes to host cells, and the recognition and activation of immune responses to exogenous and endogenous danger signals. The composition and structure of microbes are complex and include numerous ‘pathogen-associated molecular patterns’ or ‘damage-associated molecular patterns’. As such, microbes’ interactions with immune cells activate multiple innate immunity receptors and produce distinct inflammatory reactions, which can be protective to contain microbial invasion, or pathogenic to cause tissue damage and shock syndrome in the host. The book shares lessons learned from state-of-the art research in this field, highlights the latest discoveries, and provides insightful discussions on lectin-mediated inflammatory reactions, while also outlining future research directions.

Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products

Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products
Author: Young W. Park
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2009-06-29
ISBN 10: 0813819822
ISBN 13: 9780813819822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products Book Review:

Although bioactive compounds in milk and dairy products have been extensively studied during the last few decades – especially in human and bovine milks and some dairy products – very few publications on this topic are available, especially in other dairy species’ milk and their processed dairy products. Also, little is available in the areas of bioactive and nutraceutical compounds in bovine and human milks, while books on other mammalian species are non-existent. Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products extensively covers the bioactive components in milk and dairy products of many dairy species, including cows, goats, buffalo, sheep, horse, camel, and other minor species. Park has assembled a group of internationally reputed scientists in the forefront of functional milk and dairy products, food science and technology as contributors to this unique book. Coverage for each of the various dairy species includes: bioactive proteins and peptides; bioactive lipid components; oligosaccharides; growth factors; and other minor bioactive compounds, such as minerals, vitamins, hormones and nucleotides, etc. Bioactive components are discussed for manufactured dairy products, such as caseins, caseinates, and cheeses; yogurt products; koumiss and kefir; and whey products. Aimed at food scientists, food technologists, dairy manufacturers, nutritionists, nutraceutical and functional foods specialists, allergy specialists, biotechnologists, medical and health professionals, and upper level students and faculty in dairy and food sciences and nutrition, Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products is an important resource for those who are seeking nutritional, health, and therapeutic values or product technology information on milk and dairy products from the dairy cow and speciesbeyond. Areas featured are: Unique coverage of bioactive compounds in milks of the dairy cow and minor species, including goat, sheep, buffalo, camel, and mare Identifies bioactive components and their analytical isolation methods in manufactured dairy products, such as caseins, caseinates, and cheeses; yogurt products; koumiss and kefir; and whey products Essential for professionals as well as biotechnology researchers specializing in functional foods, nutraceuticals, probiotics, and prebiotics Contributed chapters from a team of world-renowned expert scientists

Antibody Fc

Antibody Fc
Author: Margaret Ackerman,Falk Nimmerjahn
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 0123948185
ISBN 13: 9780123948182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antibody Fc Book Review:

Antibody Fc is the first single text to synthesize the literature on the mechanisms underlying the dramatic variability of antibodies to influence the immune response. The book demonstrates the importance of the Fc domain, including protective mechanisms, effector cell types, genetic data, and variability in Fc domain function. This volume is a critical single-source reference for researchers in vaccine discovery, immunologists, microbiologists, oncologists and protein engineers as well as graduate students in immunology and vaccinology. Antibodies represent the correlate of protection for numerous vaccines and are the most rapidly growing class of drugs, with applications ranging from cancer and infectious disease to autoimmunity. Researchers have long understood the variable domain of antibodies, which are responsible for antigen recognition, and can provide protection by blocking the function of their target antigen. However, recent developments in our understanding of the protection mediated by antibodies have highlighted the critical nature of the antibody constant, or Fc domain, in the biological activity of antibodies. The Fc domain allows antibodies to link the adaptive and innate immune systems, providing specificity to a wide range of innate effector cells. In addition, they provide a feedback loop to regulate the character of the immune response via interactions with B cells and antigen-presenting cells. Clarifies the different mechanisms of IgG activity at the level of the different model systems used, including human genetic, mouse, and in vitro Covers the role of antibodies in cancer, infectious disease, and autoimmunity and in the setting of monoclonal antibody therapy as well as naturally raised antibodies Color illustrations enhance explanations of the immune system

Glycoproteins II

Glycoproteins II
Author: J. Montreuil,J.F.G. Vliegenthart,H. Schachter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 651
Release: 1997-12-08
ISBN 10: 9780080860909
ISBN 13: 0080860907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glycoproteins II Book Review:

Part II of this excellent work covers proteoglycans and mucins and deals with many more examples of glycoprotein function. It also covers glycoproteins from four more species (slime mold, snails, fish, batracians). The content of the volume is very comprehensive in that most contributors are focussed on discussing, in depth, the wealth of most recent advances in their field, referring to previous reviews of older work for background information. This method effectively produces a very wide subject coverage in a smaller number of chapters/volumes. The volume is an important information source for all glycobiologist researchers (senior investigators, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students), and as a good, comprehensive, reference text for scientists working in the life sciences.

New Insights Into Retinal Degenerative Diseases

New Insights Into Retinal Degenerative Diseases
Author: Robert E. Anderson,Matthew M. LaVail,Joe G. Hollyfield
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2001-12-31
ISBN 10: 9780306466793
ISBN 13: 0306466791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Insights Into Retinal Degenerative Diseases Book Review:

Since 1984, we have organized satellite symposia on retinal degenerations that are held in conjunction with the biennial International Congress of Eye Research. The timing and location of our Retinal Degeneration Symposia have allowed scientists and clinicians from around the world to convene and present their exciting new findings. The symposia have been arranged to allow ample time for discussions and one-on-one interactions in a relaxed atmosphere, where international friendships and collaborations could be established. The IXth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration was held on October 9-14, 2000 in Durango, Colorado and was attended by over 100 scientists from six continents. This book contains many of their presentations. Several events of note occurred at this meeting. First, thanks to the generous support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, we were able to sponsor the travel of 11 young scientists from six countries. Most of them have contributed chapters to this volume. The response to the travel program was so overwhelming that we will make it regular feature of our meeting. This will allow other bright, young investigators to be introduced to the world experts who study retinal degenerations. Second, about 40% of the scientists who attended this meeting were there for the first time. We believe that this indicates a growing interest in retinal degeneration research and ensures that new talent will be attracted to this important area of investigation. The symposium received support from several organizations.

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-08-24
ISBN 10: 9780080525976
ISBN 13: 0080525970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook Book Review:

This updated and expanded Second Edition of The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook has nearly double the number of entries of the First Edition, and provides a compendium of the major cell surface adhesion molecules. The introductory chapters detail the organization of the data in the entries section, provide a background to the main adhesion molecule families, and inform the reader how to access information on adhesion molecules on the Internet. The entries have been designed to allow the reader to quickly establish the main structure and functional features of each molecule and where to find information. alternative nomenclature tissue distribution and regulation of expression ligands gene organization and chromosomal location protein structure and molecular weights amino acid sequence of the most commonly studied organisms PIR, SWISSPROT, and EMBL/GenBank accession numbers biological function key references

Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics

Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics
Author: Paola S. Timiras
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2007-08-16
ISBN 10: 1420007092
ISBN 13: 9781420007091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics Book Review:

Extensively revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge in the study of aging, this Fourth Edition offers a complete profile of the aging process at all levels, from molecules and cells to demography and evolution. Written by international experts in current basic and clinical aging research, this text includes aspects of individu

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition
Author: Young W. Park,George F. W. Haenlein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 1118534204
ISBN 13: 9781118534205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition Book Review:

Milk is nature’s most complete food, and dairy productsare considered to be the most nutritious foods of all. Thetraditional view of the role of milk has been greatly expanded inrecent years beyond the horizon of nutritional subsistence ofinfants: it is now recognized to be more than a source of nutrientsfor the healthy growth of children and nourishment of adulthumans. Alongside its major proteins (casein and whey), milk containsbiologically active compounds, which have important physiologicaland biochemical functions and significant impacts upon humanmetabolism, nutrition and health. Many of these compounds have beenproven to have beneficial effects on human nutrition andhealth. This comprehensive reference is the first to address such a widerange of topics related to milk production and human health,including: mammary secretion, production, sanitation, qualitystandards and chemistry, as well as nutrition, milk allergies,lactose intolerance, and the bioactive and therapeutic compoundsfound in milk. In addition to cow’s milk, the book alsocovers the milk of non-bovine dairy species which is of economicimportance around the world. The Editors have assembled a team of internationally renownedexperts to contribute to this exhaustive volume which will beessential reading for dairy scientists, nutritionists, foodscientists, allergy specialists and health professionals.

Receptor Binding

Receptor Binding
Author: Alan A. Boulton,Glen B. Baker,Pavel D. Hrdina
Publsiher: Neuromethods
Total Pages: 584
Release: 1986-06-20
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011657742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Receptor Binding Book Review:

Techniques in the neurosciences are evolving rapidly. There are currently very few volumes dedicated to the methodology - ployed by neuroscrentists, and those that are available often seem either out of date or limited in scope. This series is about the methods most widely used by modern-day neuroscientists and 1s written by their colleagues who are practicing experts. Volume 1 will be useful to all neuroscientists since it concerns those procedures used routinely across the widest range of s- drsciplines. Collecting these general techniques together in a single volume stnkes us not only as a service, but will no doubt prove of exceptional utilitarian value as well. Volumes 2 and 3 describe all current procedures for the analyses of ammes and theirmetabolites and of amino acrds, respectively. These collections will clearly be of value to all neuroscientists working in or contemplating research in these fields. Similar reasons exist for Volume 4 on receptor binding techniques since experimental details are provided for many types of ligand-receptor binding, including chapters on general prin- ples, drug discovery and development, and a most useful app- dix on computer programs for Scatchard, nonlinear, and compe- tive displacement analyses. Volume 5 provides procedures for the assessment of enzymes involved in biogenic amine synthesis and catabolism. Volumes in the NEUROMETHODS series will be useful to neurochemists, -pharmacologists, -physrologists, -anatomists, psychopharmacologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and chemists (organic, analytical, pharmaceutical, medicinal); in fact, everyone involved in the neurosciences, both basic and clinical.