Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

Other | January 26, 2013

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Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides, Second Edition,is the definitive, indispensable reference for peptide researchers, biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and endocrinologists. Its chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and enable researchers working in a specific area to examine related areas outside their expertise.

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 second edition ofHandbook of Biologically Active Peptidespresents 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.



  • Presents all aspects of biologically active peptides in one resource
  • Features more than 20 sections spanning plant, bacterial, fungal, venom, and invertebrate peptides to general peptides
  • Includes immunological, inflammatory, cancer, vaccine, and neurotrophic peptides
  • Discusses peptide precursors, mRNA distribution, processing, and receptors, not just pathophysiological implications

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Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides, Second Edition,is the definitive, indispensable reference for peptide researchers, biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and endocrinologists. Its chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and enable researchers working in a specific a...

Format:OtherDimensions:2032 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 26, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123850967

ISBN - 13:9780123850966

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Table of Contents

I: Plant Peptides Section

II: Bacterial/Antibiotic Peptides Section

III: Fungal Peptides Section

IV: Invertebrate Peptides Section

V: Amphibian/Skin Peptides Section

VI: Venom Peptides Section

VII: Cancer/Anticancer Peptides Section

VIII: Vaccine Peptides Section

IX: Immune and Inflammatory 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 Peptides Section

XX. Peptide Biosynthesis and Processes Section

XXI. General Peptide Topics Section