Zinc Metalloproteases In Health And Disease

Zinc Metalloproteases In Health And Disease

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The zinc metalloproteases are a diverse group of enzymes which are becoming increasingly important in a variety of biological systems. Their major function is to break down proteins. This text presents recent research results on the biochemistry and molecular biology of these enzymes.
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  • Hardback | 350 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 24mm | 739.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0748404422
  • 9780748404421

Table of contents

The biological importance of zinc and families of zinc metalloproteases, Nigel M. Hooper; astacin family of metalloendopeptidases, Judith S. Bond and Weiping Jiang; the reprolysins - a family of metalloproteinases defined by snake venom and mammalian metalloproteinases, Jay W. Fox and Jon B. Bjarnason; biochemical, molecular and genetic aspects of angiotensin I-converting enzyme, Tracy A. Williams et al; neutral endopeptidase-24.11 - structure, and design and clinical use of inhibitors, Ann Beaumont et al; aminopeptidases - structure and biological function, Jiyang Wang and Max D. Cooper; matrix metalloproteinases - Hideaki Nagase; tetanus and botulism neurotoxins, Giampietro Schiavo et al; insulin degrading enzyme - a new type of metalloprotease, William C. Duckworth and Frederick G. Hamel; structure and function of mammalian zinc carboxypeptidases, R.A. Skidgel; molecular and functional aspects of membrane didpeptidase, S. Keynan et al; endothelin-converting enzyme - structure and localization, Anthony J. Turner and Kazuhiko Tanzawa.
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