Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

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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 presents, for the first time, 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.

The Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides is a definitive, all-encompassing reference that will be indispensable for individuals ranging from peptide researchers, to biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and to 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1640 pages
  • 220 x 290 x 60mm | 3,352.08g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 300 illustrations (50 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123694426
  • 9780123694423

Table of contents

I: Plant Peptides Section
II: Bacterial/Antibiotic Peptides Section
III: Fungal/Antifungal Peptides Section
IV: Invertebrate Peptides Section
V: Amphibian Peptides Section
VI: Venom Peptides Section
VII: Cancer/Anticancer Peptides Section
VIII: Vaccine Peptides Section
IX: Immunological and Infl ammatory 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 Barrier Peptides Section
XX: Other Peptide Topics
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About Abba J. Kastin

Abba J. Kastin was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard College and Medical School. After starting his work on neuropeptides at NIH, he went to Louisiana where he now holds an endowed chair at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Kastin has been made an honorary member of 7 foreign medical societies, has received 2 honorary doctorates (1 American and 1 foreign), and has won several national and internaitonal awards. Author of more than 800 papers (25,000 citations), he has been listed among the 100 researchers most cited in the scientific literature.
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