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Molecular biology

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Advances in Genetics

Advances in Genetics

Author: Dhavendra (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK) Kumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2021

Advances in Genetics, Volume 107, provides the latest information on the rapidly evolving field of genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of the topic. The book continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, with this new release including chapters on Advances in Asthma Genetics: Filling persistent gaps, Nutritional control of postembryonic development progression and arrest in Caenorhabditis elegans, Genetic determinants of climate-resilience traits in millets, Founder variants and population genomes - towards precision medicine, and much more.

A Closer Look at Proteolysis

A Closer Look at Proteolysis

Author: Jelena Radosavljevic Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

The book A closer look at proteolysis is conceived as a review of modern knowledge from various fields related to proteolytic processes. Due to the simple approach to explaining various aspects of the topics related to proteolysis, it will be of interest to a wide audience, as well for the scientific community. The first chapter provides an overview of basic concepts related to proteolysis, and the classification of proteases with an emphasis on proteases that have been identified as key in various pathophysiological conditions. After that, in the second chapter, the reader is introduced to proteases that participate in the development of malignancy. The proteases that are perceived as potential candidates for the development of anticancer treatments are highlighted. The third chapter provides an insight into the basics of intracellular proteolysis, with an emphasis on proteolysis of the intrinsically disordered proteins and the consequences that proteolysis of these proteins has in plant cells particularly. In the fourth chapter, the authors provide the latest knowledge on the possibility of using a standard protease for mass spectrometry to determine post-translational modifications of proteins, which is the most recent challenge in proteomics-based research. Although often used as therapeutics, peptides and proteins are susceptible to proteolysis under physiological conditions, so the design of drugs that mimic the action of proteins and peptides is a big challenge for medicinal chemists. In the fifth chapter, the authors elaborate on the ways to overcome proteolysis in potential therapeutic agents, using the rational design of modern peptidomimetics. The authors of the sixth chapter look at the correlation between the stability to proteolytic digestion and the allergenicity of food proteins. Chapters seven and eight are devoted to microbial proteases. The author of the seventh chapter gives an overview of the yeast proteases characterized so far, while the authors of the eighth chapter consider the possibilities for the production of purification of Bacillus proteases and their application in various biotechnological processes. In the last, ninth chapter, the technological significance of proteolytic processes in the food industry is emphasized. The authors presented methodologies that can be used to determine different bioactive peptides produced during cheese ripening.

Turkey and Israel since 1948

Turkey and Israel since 1948

Author: Ekavi Athanassopoulou Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book examines Turkey's relations with the state of Israel since its establishment in 1948. It analyses the evolution of these relations and seeks to place them within the wider historical framework of Turkey's foreign policy behavior.

Lipid-Mediated Signaling Transduction, Second Edition

Lipid-Mediated Signaling Transduction, Second Edition

Author: Eric (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA) Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This volume is an extension of the subjects covered in the first edition. There are 5 sections each with 4 to 7 chapters. The 1st and 5th sections will present advances in techniques for study of mammalian lipids over the past 6-7 years since the 1st edition was assembled. The 2nd and 3rd section concerning analysis of plant lipids and signaling are novel and will describe methodology not available elsewhere. Of practical interest will be the chapter outlining approaches to modify lipid production. The 4th section that deals with the impact of bioactive lipids on receptor function will be complementary to the extensive knowledge of lipid-mediated signaling pathways. Key selling features: Broadly reviews lipid-mediated signal transduction Emphasizes mammalian and plant systems Includes contributions from leading researchers reviewing the most up-to-date protocols Reviews receptor systems as well as bioactive lipids used as signals Describes various methods used in the analysis of bioactive lipids

Caspase-3

Caspase-3

Author: Lunawati L. Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2020

Caspase 3: Structure, Functions and Interactions is a book designed as an educational resource for researchers and health care providers who want to learn more about caspase 3. Physicians, pharmacists, other health care professionals can benefit from learning about the function of caspase 3 and its role in diseases and possible treatment options of using caspase 3-like compounds. New or seasoned scientists with research interests in caspases can learn novel ideas or interventions using caspase 3. Caspases are a family of enzymes that play an important role in developing normal organ formation and function, maintaining homeostasis, and regulating cell death and inflammation. There are 14 known caspase enzymes in mammals, and 12 present in humans. Each caspase varies in purpose and mechanism of action. Caspase-3 is a key cysteine-aspartic protease that is largely known for its role in executing cell death or apoptosis. There are a total of 8 chapters in the book. Chapter 1 introduces the caspase family, their classification, regulation, and role in apoptosis. Chapter 2 discusses caspase-3 role in causing or preventing diseases such as cardiac, diabetes, and cancer. Chapter 3 highlights the emerging roles of caspase-3 in biological processes beyond cell death. Complex regulatory mechanisms are required to coordinate timely and specific activation of caspase 3. As cancer continues to escalate as a major public health concern, caspase 3 role as the prominent executioner of apoptosis plays a central role as a key cellular protein as discussed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 highlights our understanding on the activation of caspase 3/9 in starfish unfertilized eggs which elucidate the relationship of apoptosis in the vertebrates and nematodes. Chapter 6 discusses the interaction of caspase 3 with apoptotic peptide known as (KLAKLAK)2. Because of the cationic and amphipathic nature of (KLAKLAK)2, this peptide has the unique ability to cause the formation of apoptosome. Chapter 7 identifies caspase 3 role in central nervous system, aging, regeneration of neurons, and in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Chapter 8 discusses biomarker and methods to detect caspase 3, and its interaction with different substrates and compounds. Recent reputable books, journals, monograms, clinical trial results, and hands-on research data are used. This book was written by doctor of philosophy (PhDs) that are doing research in the field of caspase 3. We hope this book become a valuable resource for researchers and others who want to know more about caspase 3 structure, functions and interactions.

Practical Handbook of Microbiology

Practical Handbook of Microbiology

Author: Emanuel (New Jersey Medical School, Newark, USA) Goldman Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2020

Practical Handbook of Microbiology, 4th edition provides basic, clear and concise knowledge and practical information about working with microorganisms. Useful to anyone interested in microbes, the book is intended to especially benefit four groups: trained microbiologists working within one specific area of microbiology; people with training in other disciplines, and use microorganisms as a tool or chemical reagent ; business people evaluating investments in microbiology focused companies; and an emerging group, people in occupations and trades that might have limited training in microbiology, but who require specific practical information. Key Features Provides a comprehensive compendium of basic information on microorganisms-from classical microbiology to genomics. Includes coverage of disease-causing bacteria, bacterial viruses (phage), and the use of phage for treating diseases, and added coverage of extremophiles. Features comprehensive coverage of antimicrobial agents, including chapters on anti-fungals and anti-virals. Covers the Microbiome, gene editing with CRISPR, Parasites, Fungi, and Animal Viruses. Adds numerous chapters especially intended for professionals such as healthcare and industrial professionals, environmental scientists and ecologists, teachers, and businesspeople. Includes comprehensive survey table of Clinical, Commercial, and Research-Model bacteria.

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

The biological world operates on a multitude of scales - from molecules to cells to tissues to organisms to ecosystems. Throughout all these levels runs a common thread: the communication and onward passage of information - from cell to cell, from organism to organism and, ultimately, from generation to generation. But how does this information - no more than a static repository of data - come alive to govern the processes that constitute life? The answer lies in the concerted action of molecular components which cooperate through a series of carefully-regulated processes to bring the information in our genome to life. These components and processes lie at the heart of one of the most fascinating subjects to engage the minds of scientists today: molecular biology. Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function offers a fresh, distinctive approach to the teaching of molecular biology. It is an approach that reflects the challenge of teaching a subject that is in many ways unrecognizable from the molecular biology of the 20th century - a discipline in which our understanding has advanced immeasurably, but about which many questions remain to be answered. It is written with several guiding themes in mind: - A focus on key principles provides a robust conceptual framework on which students can build a solid understanding of the discipline; - An emphasis on the commonalities that exist between the three kingdoms of life, and the discussion of differences between the three kingdoms where such differences offer instructive insights into molecular processes and components, gives students an accurate depiction of our current understanding of the conserved nature of molecular biology, and the differences that underpin biological diversity; - An integrated approach demonstrates how certain molecular phenomena have diverse impacts on genome function by presenting them as themes that recur throughout the book, rather than as artificially separated topics At heart, molecular biology is an experimental science, and a central element to the understanding of molecular biology is an appreciation of the approaches taken to yield the information from which concepts and principles are deduced. Yet there is also the challenge of introducing the experimental evidence in a way that students can readily comprehend. Molecular Biology responds to this challenge with Experimental Approach panels, which branch off from the text in a clearly-signposted way. These panels describe pieces of research that have been undertaken, and which have been particularly valuable in elucidating different aspects of molecular biology. Each panel is carefully cross-referenced to the discussion of key molecular biology tools and techniques, which are presented in a dedicated chapter at the end of the book. Beyond this, Molecular Biology further enriches the learning experience with full-colour, custom-drawn artwork; end-of-chapter questions and summaries; relevant suggested further readings grouped by topic; and an extensive glossary of key terms. Among the students being taught today are the molecular biologists of tomorrow; these individuals will be in a position to ask fascinating questions about fields whose complexity and sophistication become more apparent with each year that passes. Molecular Biology: Principles of Genome Function is the perfect introduction to this challenging, dynamic, but ultimately fascinating discipline.

TAM Receptors in Health and Disease

TAM Receptors in Health and Disease

TAM Receptors in Health and Disease, Volume 357 in the International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, reviews the role of TAM receptors in health and diseases. Chapters in this new release include TAM receptors and its Role in Efferocytosis: Clearance of Dead Cells, TAM family receptors and their ligands: Role in thrombosis, TAM receptors and its ligand mediated activation: Role in Atherosclerosis, Post-translational modifications of the Ligands: Requirement for TAM receptor activation, Immunogenic role of TAM receptors in the cancer microenvironment: Implications in cancer immunotherapy, TAM receptors: A Phosphatidylserine Receptor family and its implications in Viral infections, and much more.

Carbohydrates in the Body and Functions

Carbohydrates in the Body and Functions

Author: Shiv Sanjeevi Sripathi Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Carbohydrates are present in whole grains and potatoes, as well as, other sources. Apart from providing a quick source of energy (remember the rejuvenating effect of glucose -based drinks or eating a fruit?), these molecules assume several roles in organisms. The roles include structural strength (cellulose and pectin), signaling, host-pathogen interactions (glycoproteins), and even as treatment approaches. As far as their intake is concerned, researchers suggest that more than the quantity or the percentage of carbohydrates consumed, the quality is important. Amongst the various carbohydrate sources, the consumption of whole grains is recommended along with legumes that contain other nutrients like proteins. We believe that the readers find this book informative as information on all aspects of carbohydrates has been compiled in this single book.

Microbial Systematics

Microbial Systematics

This book presents recent scientific investigations in microbial ecology and systematics. Advanced microbial science investigations employ the latest technologies for research in microbiology and microbial applications. The book has complete information on classical microbiology techniques for assessment of the composition of microbial diversity assessment, advancement in next-generation technology, advantages of microbial products in sustainable developments and their application for societal benefits. Current research on microorganisms is presented as a perfect book for studies on Microbial Systematics . This book will serve as an important resource for practising research and review for the scientific community.

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

Author: S.C. Rastogi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2020

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Author: S. Srivastava Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2020