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Lipids in Plants and Algae: From Fundamental Science to Industrial Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 101
  • January 29, 2022
  • Fabrice Rebeille + 1 more
  • English
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Lipids in Plants and Algae: From Fundamental Science to Industrial Applications, Volume 101 provides in-depth reviews on the most important aspects of the field. Topics in this volume encompass the most recent data about the physical properties of membrane lipids, lipid biosynthesis and metabolism (including glycerolipids, fatty acids, sterols, N-acylethanolamines, prostaglandins, phytoprostane), lipid storage, acyl flux, the dynamic and transport of glycerolipids, and the conversion of fatty acids into hydrocarbons. Lipid metabolism and lipidomics in plants and algae are one of the most challenging areas in biology, not only for fundamental research but also for the sustainable production of valuable molecules for green chemistry, including biofuel and health.

RAS: Past, Present, and Future

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 153
  • January 29, 2022
  • John P. O'Bryan + 1 more
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Advances in Cancer Research, volume 153 provides a timely review of the biology, biochemistry, and current approaches to therapeutically target the RAS oncoprotein, the most frequently mutated oncogene family in human cancers. 2021 saw the approval of the first direct RAS inhibitor (sotorasib) for use in treating non-small cell lung cancers harboring KRAS(G12C) mutations. The successful approval and use of this drug highlights that the once “undruggable” RAS is indeed pharmacologically tractable. This volume provides an overview of efforts to develop additional approaches to therapeutically target oncogenic RAS. In addition, the reader will find excellent reviews on the history and research efforts to understand the biochemistry and oncogenic activity of RAS in human cancers.

Handbook on Opium

  • 1st Edition
  • January 29, 2022
  • Vasanth Kumar
  • English
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Handbook of Opium: History and Basis of Opioids in Therapeutics traces the history of poppy from its prehistory, its use in Greek and Egyptian medicine through the European Renaissance, and the opioid epidemic of the present day. The book explores the discovery of morphine and its alkaloids, reviews its biosynthetic process, and covers the evolution of synthetic opioids. Further, it reviews the biological effects of opium and the molecular basis of its actions, including future perspectives in clinical applications with therapeutic targets. The book is interspersed with numerous notes on the events and great minds in history and medicine who advocated, analyzed and advanced opium through history. The book is a comprehensive review on opium, covering a breadth of topics, including its history, botany, chemistry, trade, physiology, clinical use and molecular biology, with numerous references, tables, vignettes and illustrations included for additional understanding.

Advances in Agronomy

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 172
  • January 29, 2022
  • Donald L. Sparks
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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 172, the latest release in this leading reference on the topic, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field, with each chapter written by an international board of authors.

Micro/Nanofluidics and Lab-on-Chip Based Emerging Technologies for Biomedical and Translational Research Applications - Part B

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 187
  • January 28, 2022
  • Alok Pandya + 1 more
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Micro/Nanofluidics and Lab-on-Chip Based Emerging Technologies for Biomedical and Translational Research Applications - Part B, Volume 187 represents the collation of chapters written by eminent scientists worldwide. Chapters in this new release include Design and fabrication of microfluidics devices for molecular biology applications, Micro/Nanofluidics devices for drug delivery, From organ-on-chip to body-on-chip: the next generation of microfluidics platforms for in vitro drug toxicity testing, Micro/Nanofluidics for high throughput drug screening, Design, fabrication and assembly of lab-on-a-chip and its uses, Advances in microfluidic 3D cell culture for pre-clinical drug development, Tissue and organ culture on lab-on-a chip for biomedical applications, and much more.

Selenoprotein Structure and Function

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 662
  • January 28, 2022
  • Eranthie Weerapana
  • English
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Selenoprotein Structure and Function, Volume 662 in the Methods in Enzymology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors. Chapters in this new release include Identification of Selenoprotein O substrates using a biotinylated ATP analog, Selenium-encoded isotopic signature targeted profiling, Designing tRNASec variants for efficient selenocysteine incorporation using Sec-specific reporters, Preparation of selenoprotein S by chemical ligation, Examining xCT-mediated selenium uptake and selenoprotein production capacity in cells, SecMS analysis of selenoprotein with selenocysteine insertion sequence and beyond, Selenocysteine substitutions in thiyl radical enzymes, and much more. Additional chapters cover Recombinant selenoprotein expression in E. coli based upon the redefinition of a UAG codon in an RF1-depleted host strain, Metabolic labeling with radioactive selenium in zebrafish, Low pH isoTOP-ABPP to identify selenocysteines, Expression of selenoproteins via genetic code expansion in mammalian cells, Alpha-methyl selenocysteine as a tool for the study of selenoproteins, Selective selenol fluorescent probes: design, synthesis, structural determinants, and biological applications, and much more.

Multiple Biological Activities of Unconventional Seed Oils

  • 1st Edition
  • January 26, 2022
  • Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
  • English
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Multiple Biological Activities of Unconventional Seed Oils brings detailed knowledge concerning the biological properties of oils (antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, etc.), the content of individual substances with health-promoting properties, methods for biological properties assay, the influence of raw material quality and technological processes on the quality of oils, and possible raw materials and oil contaminants with adverse health effects. The book's chapters also highlight the unique properties of new oils, along with their biological activities. Less than a decade ago, the vegetable oils on grocery store shelves were derived from conventional oil seeds e.g., cotton, groundnut, sesame, corn sunflower and soybean. However, as consumers began to understand how fat intake affects overall health, researchers, plant growers and food manufacturers started to produce oils from unconventional sources. This book highlights what we've learned in the process.

Processing Contaminants in Edible Oils

  • 2nd Edition
  • January 25, 2022
  • Shaun MacMahon + 1 more
  • English
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Fully revised and updated, Processing Contaminants in Edible Oils, 2nd edition, presents the latest research on monochloropropanediol (MCPD) and glycidyl esters in edible oils. These potentially harmful contaminants are formed during the industrial processing of food oils during deodorization. A number of advancements in understanding these have been made since the publication of the first edition. These important changes, which impact industrial mitigation, analytical methods, toxicology and regulation, are highlighted for up-to-date reference. The mechanisms of formation for MCPD and glycidyl ester contaminants, as well as research identifying possible precursor molecules are reviewed, as are strategies which have been used successfully to decrease the concentrations of these contaminants. From the removal of precursor molecules before processing, modifications of deodorization protocol, to approaches for the removal of these contaminants after the completion of processing, methods of mitigating and eliminating contaminants are presented.

Sensory Analysis for the Development of Meat Products

  • 1st Edition
  • January 25, 2022
  • Jose Manuel Lorenzo + 3 more
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Sensory Analysis for the Development of Meat Products: Methodological Aspects and Practical Applications highlights the application of sensory analysis in the development of meat products. It presents the background and historical aspects of sensory evaluation on the characterization and development of meat products. Divided into two sections, the book discusses fundamental concepts, methodological approaches, statistical analysis, innovative methods, and presents case studies using these approaches. Chapter include definitions, applications, literature reviews, recent developments, methods and end of chapter glossaries. Researchers in sensory analysis and meat processing, as well as new product developers, will benefit from this comprehensive resource on the topics discussed.

High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography

  • 1st Edition
  • January 25, 2022
  • David T. Linker
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High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography presents a step-by-step approach aimed to help readers understand how to perform a high-quality transesophageal echocardiogram. The book explains the steps, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting tactics for performing a transesophageal echocardiogram effectively and with highest diagnostic utility, while ensuring patient safety and comfort.   High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography is suitable for a wide audience from early learners of the technique who want to accelerate their progress and boost their confidence to those already qualified in the procedure who want to pick up tips to increase the quality and effectiveness of their practice.