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Handbook Of Plant Lectins

Author : Els. J. M. Van Damme
ISBN : 047196445X
Genre : Science
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Plant lectins are extensively used as tools and as bioactive proteins in different areas of biomedical and biological research. The Handbook of Plant Lectins provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the biochemical properties, carbohydrate-binding specificity, biological activities and applications of most of the currently known plant lectins. This handbook consists of two major sections: an introductory guide and a quick reference dictionary. Part I acquaints the newcomer to the lectin field with the essential information on lectins and their importance to biomedicine: * what are lectins? * their carbohydrate-binding specificity * effects on nutrition and immunology * use in histochemistry * application as therapeutic agents Part II lists approximately 200 lectin entries in alphabetical order. Each entry deals with the lectin(s) of a particular plant and provides, (where known), details of: * isolation and characterisation; * sugar binding specificity; * biological activities; * applications; * commercial availability; and, * a bibliography. Useful summary tables list lectins according to their specificity, thereby allowing the user to choose the best lectin for their application. A list of suppliers is also provided. Handbook of Plant Lectins will be of interest to biologists and biomedical researchers studying cell biology, cancer research, nutrition, immunology, pathology and physiology.

Lectins Analytical Technologies

Author : Carol L. Nilsson
ISBN : 0080548660
Genre : Science
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Lectins: Analytical Technologies covers both analytical and biological aspects of lectins (functional carbohydrate (complex sugar) recognition proteins) and provides researchers in the field with a resource containing background information and 'look-up' tables detailing lectin specificity and structures. Also included are methods and practical tips for designing new lectins from existing non-lectin proteins, automated approaches to lectin proteomics and high resolution mass spectrometry techniques. This book will be of interest to both novice and advanced researchers in biomedical, analytical and pharmaceutical fields who are involved in the study of lectin structures or who utilize lectins as analytical tools. The study of lectins and their employment in analytical settings spans a range of fields including: * Crystallography and lectin structure databases * Carbohydrate microarrays for lectin characterization and glycotope identification * Proteomic approaches to the functional identification of bacterial adhesins * Generation of lectins from enzymes * Probing cell-surface lectins with neoglycoconjugates * Reviews up-to-date techniques, including practical hints for laboratory work * Provides overview of lectin e-resources and several color illustrations * Includes a 'look-up' table detailing lectin specificity

Natural Based Polymers For Biomedical Applications

Author : Rui L. Reis
ISBN : 9781845694814
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Polymers from natural sources are particularly useful as biomaterials and in regenerative medicine, given their similarity to the extracellular matrix and other polymers in the human body. This important book reviews the wealth of research on both tried and promising new natural-based biomedical polymers, together with their applications as implantable biomaterials, controlled-release carriers or scaffolds for tissue engineering. The first part of the book reviews the sources, processing and properties of natural-based polymers for biomedical applications. Part two describes how the surfaces of polymer-based biomaterials can be modified to improve their functionality. The third part of the book discusses the use of natural-based polymers for biodegradable scaffolds and hydrogels in tissue engineering. Building on this foundation, Part four looks at the particular use of natural-gelling polymers for encapsulation, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The penultimate group of chapters reviews the use of natural-based polymers as delivery systems for drugs, hormones, enzymes and growth factors. The final part of the book summarises research on the key issue of biocompatibility. Natural-based polymers for biomedical applications is a standard reference for biomedical engineers, those studying and researching in this important area, and the medical community. Examines the sources, processing and properties of natural based polymers for biomedical applications Explains how the surfaces of polymer based biomaterials can be modified to improve their functionality Discusses the use of natural based polymers for hydrogels in tissue engineering, and in particular natural gelling polymers for encapsulation and regenerative medicine

Vaccine Development And Manufacturing

Author : Emily P. Wen
ISBN : 9781118870907
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Vaccine Manufacturing and Production is an invaluablereference on how to produce a vaccine - from beginning to end -addressing all classes of vaccines from aprocessing, production, and regulatory viewpoint. It willprovide comprehensive information on the various fields involved inthe production of vaccines, from fermentation, purification,formulation, to regulatory filing and facility designs. In recentyears, there have been tremendous advances in all aspects ofvaccine manufacturing. Improved technology and growth media havebeen developed for the production of cell culture with high celldensity or fermentation. Vaccine Manufacturing andProduction will serve as a reference on all aspects of vaccineproduction by providing an in-depth description of the availabletechnologies for making different types of vaccines and the currentthinking in facility designs and supply issues. This book willprovide insight to the issues scientists face when producing avaccine, the steps that are involved, and will serve asa reference tool regarding state-of-the-art vaccinemanufacturing technologies and facility set-up. Highlights include: Comprehensive coverage of vaccine production : from a processpoint of view- fermentation to purification to formulationdevelopments; from a production point of view - from facilitydesign to manufacturing; and from a regulatory point of view -requirements from government agencies Authors from different major pharmaceutical and biotechnologycompanies Describes the challenges and issues involved in vaccineproduction and manufacturing of the different classes of vaccines,an area not covered by other books currently on the market


Author : Nathan Sharon
ISBN : 9781402069536
Genre : Science
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This Second Edition brings readers up to date with all the latest findings in lectin research. Throughout this new edition, more than 200 figures and some thirty tables help readers visualize and understand key concepts and processes. The book starts with an overview of lectin research followed by a survey of the occurrence of lectins in nature. Other areas covered include the nutritional effects of lectins and their functions in nature.

R Mpp Encyclopedia Natural Products 1st Edition 2000

Author : Burkhard Fugmann
ISBN : 9783131795519
Genre : Science
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Compiled by German natural products chemist Wolfgang Steglich and his co-editors Burkhard Fugmann and Susanne Lang-Fugmann, RÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products provides highly reliable and comprehensive information on the 6,000 most relevant natural substances, including 15,000 cross references and 2,200 formulas. The book contains descriptions of the different substance classes and important analytical methods, comprehensive indices of Latin Species names and molecular formulas as well as a vast amount of cross referencing. It has been compiled by 40 leaders in their respective fields. Written in a clear, consistent style and thoroughly copy edited, this is a must-have reference work for chemists, biochemists working with natural products, researchers in plant protection, pharmacists and medical researchers, biologists working in drug research as well as microbiologists and botanists working on microorganisms, plants or marine organisms, and interested layman.

Nutrient Requirements Of Fish And Shrimp

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309216197
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Aquaculture now supplies half of the seafood and fisheries products consumed worldwide and is gaining international significance as a source of food and income. Future demands for seafood and fisheries products can only be met by expanded aquaculture production. Such production will likely become more intensive and will depend increasingly on nutritious and efficient aquaculture feeds containing ingredients from sustainable sources. To meet this challenge, Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp provides a comprehensive summary of current knowledge about nutrient requirements of fish and shrimp and supporting nutritional science. This edition incorporates new material and significant updates to information in the 1993 edition. It also examines the practical aspects of feeding of fish and shrimp. Nutrient Requirements of Fish and Shrimp will be a key resource for everyone involved in aquaculture and for others responsible for the feeding and care of fish and shrimp. It will also aid scientists in developing new and improved approaches to satisfy the demands of the growing aquaculture industry.

Handbook Of Animal Lectins

Author : David C. Kilpatrick
ISBN : 047189981X
Genre : Science
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This comprehensive yet concise guide to animal lectins, covers all sources from unicellular protozoa and slime moulds through invertebrates to mammals and birds, and provides essential information to the widest possible readership. The last few years have seen an explosion of interest and research in animal lectins, and this book, which is divided into two parts, provides a compendium of galectins, collectins, selectins, pentraxins and other carbohydrate-binding proteins from throughout the animal kingdom. The first part introduces animal lectins on both phylogenetic and structural bases and outlines their key biomedical applications. The second, and major part, is a quick reference alphabetical directory listing around 170 lectins. Each lectin entry provides, where known, details of its: Isolation Structure Biological activities Tissue and/or subcellular distribution Possible functions Applications A bibliography for each lectin is also included and useful appendices list lectins according to their sugar specificity, characterised lectins of human origin by tissue source and commercial suppliers of animal lectins. This superb book is aimed at basic scientists and clinicians alike, and will be invaluable to both established research workers and newcomers to this area. It will be of particular interest to biochemists, cell biologists, immunologists, oncologists, pharmacologists, medical practitioners and students of medical and biological sciences.

Romanian Journal Of Biochemistry

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101484628
Genre : Biochemistry
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Lectin Histochemistry

Author : S. A. Brooks
ISBN : 1859961002
Genre : Medical
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A succinct and highly practical guide to lectin histochemistry. It is aimed at laboratory-based scientists with little or no experience of working with lectins.

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