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Biochemistry

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Anti-Infective Potential of Essential Oils

Anti-Infective Potential of Essential Oils

Due to their chemical composition, essential oils possess effective antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-viral properties; these traits are one of the many reasons why essential oils are currently being utilized for biological consumption. Anti-Infective Potential of Essential Oils explores these concepts and presents a one of a kind comprehensive review of essential oils from all over the world. This book will also describe and discuss the use of the natural drugs delivery systems as a potential carrier for the essential oils and its bio-active compounds. The text will also go into detail about current challenges and frontiers in development of a novel anti-infective natural drugs.

Sensory Transduction

Sensory Transduction

How are sights and sounds and smells converted into electrical signals in a form that can be interpreted by the nervous system? Although this process, called sensory transduction, began to be understood only relatively recently, so much progress has been made that it is now possible to say at least in outline (but in most cases in remarkable detail) how transduction occurs for all of the major sense organs of the body. Since the first edition was published in 2003, many new experiments have radically changed some of our previously-held views.This new edition fulfils the book's original aims, both as an accessible textbook and a general introduction to the senses, by bringing the contents fully up to date with the new information acquired over the last 15 years. In so doing, it continues to provide a comprehensive survey of one of the greatest achievements of modern biology and neuroscience - the unravelling of the mechanism of sensation.

Sensory Transduction

Sensory Transduction

How are sights and sounds and smells converted into electrical signals in a form that can be interpreted by the nervous system? Although this process, called sensory transduction, began to be understood only relatively recently, so much progress has been made that it is now possible to say at least in outline (but in most cases in remarkable detail) how transduction occurs for all of the major sense organs of the body. Since the first edition was published in 2003, many new experiments have radically changed some of our previously-held views.This new edition fulfils the book's original aims, both as an accessible textbook and a general introduction to the senses, by bringing the contents fully up to date with the new information acquired over the last 15 years. In so doing, it continues to provide a comprehensive survey of one of the greatest achievements of modern biology and neuroscience - the unravelling of the mechanism of sensation.

The Chemical Evolution of Phosphorus An Interdisciplinary Approach to Astrobiology

The Chemical Evolution of Phosphorus An Interdisciplinary Approach to Astrobiology

Author: Enrique Macia-Barber Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

The Chemical Evolution of Phosphorus: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Astrobiology is an exploration of the phosphorus enigma. The volume attempts to answer the questions How did phosphorus atoms, which are produced inside the inner cores of a handful of huge stars, become concentrated in relatively high proportions in the organisms composing Earth's biosphere? And how did these phosphate derivatives manage to be included in such a great variety of organic molecules playing essential biochemical roles in all known life forms? Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the topic, the volume is arranged in three main sections. The first section introduces the fundamental concepts and notions of physics, chemistry, and biology necessary for the proper understanding of the topics discussed within an astronomical framework. It covers the basic features of astrophysics, cosmochemistry, and astrobiology disciplines and provides a brief summary of the main physical and chemical properties of phosphorus compounds of interest.

Spin-Label Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Spin-Label Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Spin-label electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is a versatile molecular probe method that finds wide application in molecular biophysics and structural biology. This book provides the first comprehensive summary of basic principles, spectroscopic properties, and use for studying biological membranes, protein folding, supramolecular structure, lipid-protein interactions, and dynamics. The contents begin with discussion of fundamental theory and practice, including static spectral parameters and conventional continuous-wave (CW) spectroscopy. The development then progresses, via nonlinear CW-EPR for slower motions, to the more demanding time-resolved pulse EPR, and includes an in-depth treatment of spin relaxation and spectral line shapes. Once the spectroscopic fundamentals are established, the final chapters acquire a more applied character. Extensive appendices at the end of the book provide detailed summaries of key concepts in magnetic resonance and chemical physics for the student reader and experienced practitioner alike. Key Features: Indispensable reference source for the understanding and interpretation of spin-label spectroscopic data in its different aspects. Tables of fundamental spectral parameters are included throughout. Forms the basis for an EPR graduate course, extending up to a thorough coverage of advanced topics in Specialist Appendices. Includes all necessary theoretical background. The primary audience is research workers in the fields of molecular biophysics, structural biology, biophysical chemistry, physical biochemistry and molecular biomedicine. Also, physical chemists, polymer physicists, and liquid-crystal researchers will benefit from this book, although illustrative examples used are often taken from the biomolecular field. Readers will be postgraduate researchers and above, but include those from other disciplines who seek to understand the primary spin-label EPR literature.

Essentials in Fermentation Technology

Essentials in Fermentation Technology

Author: Aydin Berenjian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

This textbook teaches the principles and applications of fermentation technology, bioreactors, bioprocess variables and their measurement, key product separation and purification techniques as well as bioprocess economics in an easy to understand way. The multidisciplinary science of fermentation applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms or their useful components to produce products and services beneficial for our society. Successful exploitation of fermentation technology involves knowledge of microbiology and engineering. Thus the book serves as a must-have guide for undergraduates and graduate students interested in Biochemical Engineering and Microbial Biotechnology

Dancing Protein Clouds: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology

Dancing Protein Clouds: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology

Author: Vladimir (University of South Florida, USA) Uversky Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2019

Dancing Protein Clouds: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology, Volume 166 in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, provides the most topical, informative and exciting monographs available on a wide variety of research topics relating to Dancing protein clouds. Specific chapters cover topics such as Protein intrinsic disorder and structure-function continuum, Intrinsic disorder associated with 14-3-3 proteins and their partners, Intrinsically disordered proteins and phenotypic switching in cancer: The role of conformational dynamic, translational diffusion of flexible molecules, The impacts of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress on intrinsically disordered proteins in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease pathologies, and more.

Chemical Hazards in Thermally-Processed Foods

Chemical Hazards in Thermally-Processed Foods

Author: Shuo Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2019

The book summarizes the types, contents, analytical methods, formation mechanism and control strategy of hazardous substances produced during thermal processing of foods. In each chapter, hazardous substances such as dicarbonyl compounds, acrylamide, furan, heterocyclic amines, trans-fatty acids, and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are covered and discussed in terms of analytical methods, formation mechanisms and mitigation strategies. The contents focuses on how these hazardous substances are formed during thermal processing and what can be done to mitigate or eliminate these hazards in finalized food products, (such as those cooked under higher temperature by baking, frying and roasting). The major objective of this book is to provide a timely and long lasting guide for researchers and graduate students in the field of food chemistry, food ingredients, food analysis, food safety, food processing, chemical toxicology, disease prevention and health promotion.

Amino Acid Analysis Methods and Protocols

Amino Acid Analysis Methods and Protocols

Author: Michail Alterman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/09/2019

Amino Acid Analysis (AAA) is an integral part of analytical biochemistry. In a relatively short time, the variety of AAA methods has evolved dramatically with more methods shifting to the use of mass spectrometry (MS) as a detection method; another new aspect is miniaturization. However, most importantly, AAA in this day and age should be viewed in the context of Metabolomics as a part of Systems Biology. Amino Acid Analysis: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition presents a broad spectrum of all available methods allowing readers to choose the method that best suits their particular laboratory set-up and analytical needs. In this volume, readers can find chapters describing general, as well as specific approaches to the sample preparation. A number of chapters describe specific applications of AAA in clinical chemistry, as well as in food analysis, microbiology, marine biology, drug metabolism, even archaeology. Separate chapters are devoted to the application of AAA for protein quantitation and chiral AAA. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and accessible, Amino Acid Analysis: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition provides crucial techniques that can be applied across multiple disciplines by anyone involved in biomedical research or life sciences.

Curious2018 Future Insights in Science and Technology

Curious2018 Future Insights in Science and Technology

Author: Ulrich A.K. Betz Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

This book expands the debate on the future of science and technology at the Curious2018 - Future Insight Conference, held on the occasion of Merck's 350-year anniversary. In the respective chapters, some of the world's top scientists, managers and entrepreneurs explore breakthrough technologies and how they can be applied to make a better world for humanity. Divided into three parts, the book begins with an introduction to the vision of the conference and to the importance of curiosity for innovation, while also exploring the latest scientific developments that are shaping the future of healthcare, medicine, the life and material sciences, digitalization and new ways of working together. In the second part, particular attention is paid to new therapies and diagnostics; here, readers will learn how synthetic biology and chemistry are being used to solve problems that are essential to the future of humanity. The role of in-silico research is also discussed. In the final part of the book, readers will find some thoughts on ethical principles guiding our application of science and technology to create a bright future for humanity. Given its interdisciplinary appeal, the book will inspire curiosity in a wide readership, from scholars and researchers to professionals with an interest in exploring the future of science and technology, solving the problems of today, and paving the way for a better tomorrow. Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 17 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Retinoid and Rexinoid Signaling Methods and Protocols

Retinoid and Rexinoid Signaling Methods and Protocols

Author: Swapan K. Ray Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2019

This volume explores the latest synthetic procedures for producing receptor-specific retinoids and rexinoids, molecular biology methods, and new technologies to demonstrate the therapeutic activities of molecules. The chapters in this book cover topics such as lentiviral delivery of shRNA constructs into acute promyelocytic leukemia cells for ATRA induced differentiation and autophagy; methods to analyze RAR signaling in colorectal cancer cells; differentiation of primary myoblasts by using RXR agonist; methodology for analyzing effects of retinoid treatment on nervous system development and larval swimming behavior; and protocols for assessment of autophagic flux in ATRA treated 2D and 3D breast cancer cultures. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, 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. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Retinoid and Rexinoid Signaling: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resources for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and principal investigators who are interested in further exploring the signaling mechanisms of these molecules in their specific preclinical models.

Organic Reactions in Biochemistry

Organic Reactions in Biochemistry

Author: Prakash Reddy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2019

The exciting textbook presents the important role of organic reactions in biochemistry, medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry. For the first time, fundamental reactions are connected to biochemical processes. Essential for chemists and biochemists alike.