High-Performance Liquid Chromatography of Proteins and Peptides contains the proceedings of the first International Symposium on High-Performance Liquid Chromatography of Proteins and Peptides, held in Washington, D.C., on November 16-17, 1981. The symposium focused on the use of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in the analysis, characterization, and isolation of peptides and proteins and encompassed six sessions covering size exclusion, ion exchange, and reversed phase chromatography, as well as the use of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in protein structural studies and peptide isolation. This book is comprised of 28 chapters and begins with a discussion on the status of high-performance ion-exchange chromatography of proteins, followed by an analysis of peptic fragmentation of human immunoglobulin G using HPLC. The physicochemical basis of peptide retention with chemically bonded hydrocarbonaceous silicas and the isolation of biologically active peptides from tissue extracts are also examined. Subsequent chapters explore some additional applications of HPLC, such as cord blood screening for hemoglobin disorders; purification of commercial trypsin and chymotrypsin; characterization of human alcohol dehydrogenase isoenzymes; and structural studies of neurophysins, photolabeled derivatives, and biosynthetic precursors. This monograph should be of value to students and researchers interested in the use of HPLC to study proteins and peptides.