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Peptide and Peptide Mimicking Tools: Methods, Synthesis, Design & Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 698
  • June 15, 2024
  • David M. Chenoweth
  • English
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Peptide Chemical Tools for Modulating Biology, Volume 698 in the esteemed Methods in Enzymology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting topics on Peptide tools that target telomere maintenance, Molecular Design of Peptide Therapeutics, Sulfonyl peptide tools for modulating biology, Peptide tools for targeting the Crk/CrkL-p130Cas axis, Quorum sensing peptide tools, In vivo stability and BBB penetration of peptide tools, and Oligo-benzamide-based peptide mimicking tools for modulating biology.

Prosopis Juliflora

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2024
  • Pratiksha Patnaik + 2 more
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Prosopis (Prosopis juliflora) is a xerophyte which, in its native habitats has been a desert plant. As long as it was confined to that habitat, P. juliflora was a great resource, improving the region’s micrometeorology, binding its sandy soil, and providing shelter, fuel, feed, food, medicines, and cosmetics to the people of such regions. In particular, for the economically weaker inhabitants, P.juliflora was a lifeline.But when P. juliflora was indiscriminately introduced in other regions of the world in a hope to derive similar benefits from it, things began to go awry. Indeed, among the invasive species of plants which are spreading at an alarming rate in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, P.juliflora is arguably the most hardy and resilient. It is growing so explosively that it even enters roads and homes, driving humans out of their dwellings. The resulting damage to biodiversity is enormous. This book highlights the dual role played so far by P. juliflora and itemizes the facets that make it a blessing in some contexts and a bane in other contexts.Authored by leading experts in the field, Prosopis juliflora: Attributes, Impact, Utilization is the first title of its kind to comprehensively discuss this hardy plant species. It will be an essential read for students, researchers and governmental agencies interested in plant biology, forestry, plant ecology, invasive plant species and environmental science.

A Review on Diverse Neurological Disorders

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2024
  • Rameshwar Nath Chaurasia + 2 more
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A Review of Diverse Neurological Disorders: Pathophysiology, Molecular Mechanisms, and Therapeutics offers an unparalleled compilation of the current understanding of neurodegenerative disorders. This book investigates the origins of mental disorders, encompassing bacterial and fungal invasions, viral assaults, and genetic predispositions, providing readers with a thorough grasp of the neurological landscape. Each chapter dissects the intricacies of these incapacitating conditions, ranging from the pathogenesis of central nervous system tuberculosis to the involvement of endocannabinoids in rabies infection. Topics such as neuroinflammation, axonal pathology, and the intricate relationship between diet, gut microbiomes, and cognitive decline are also explored. This book conducts an extensive examination of neurodegeneration, incorporating discussions on the role of probiotics and natural bioactive compounds in preventing ailments such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). With meticulous analyses of vitamins, micronutrients, antioxidants, and nutraceuticals, this work offers a roadmap for promoting neuroprotection. A Review of Diverse Neurological Disorders serves as a resource that not only reviews the current understanding but also lays the groundwork for future treatments and innovations.

Valorization of Fruit Seed Waste from Food Processing Industry

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2024
  • Manoj Kumar + 2 more
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Valorization of Fruit Seed Waste from Food Processing Industry: Insights on Nutritional Profile, Biological Functions, and Applications, Volume Five in the Developments in Food Quality and Safety series, provides comprehensive information regarding different aspects of fruit seed waste which can be of great help to students, research scholars, professors, and food industries for both theoretical and practical work. The book covers the composition of different types of fruit seed waste, including their biological and functional characteristics, applications, and extraction/valorization methods for the production of value-added products.This series is the most up-to-date resource covering trend topics such as Advances in the analysis of toxic compounds and control of food poisoning; Food fraud, traceability and authenticity; Revalorization of agrifood industry; Natural antimicrobial compounds and application to improve the preservation of food; Non-thermal processing technologies in the food industry; Nanotechnology in food production; and Intelligent packaging and sensors for food applications.

Waste Management for Sustainable and Restored Agricultural Soil

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2024
  • Vijay Singh Meena + 6 more
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Waste Management for Sustainable and Restored Agricultural Soil provides a holistic approach to various mechanisms of waste management for plant nutrients, highlighting the importance of improving plant growth, nutrient concentration, and system sustainability for enhancing crop production and achieving desired environmental goals. Covering a broad overview of different kinds of wastes and waste recycling methods and sustainable management for soil health, this book focuses on both basic and applied aspects of waste management for sustainable agriculture and how nutrients are made available through waste. Academics, professionals, researchers and policymakers working in the fields of safe waste management for potential use in agricultural crop production will benefit from this book.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoan Diseases

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2024
  • Tarun Kumar Bhatt
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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Protozoan Diseases discusses major protozoan diseases such as Malaria, Leishmaniasis, etc., including other clinically minor protozoan diseases. This book provides all essential information to professional researchers and medical personnel about the disease, causative organism, and their lifecycle, diagnostics, and treatments, including drugs and vaccine, resistance, and key points of future research. Infectious diseases are accountable for millions of deaths every year throughout the globe. Among them, significant contributors are protozoan parasites.Despite the many research group working on the various protozoan diseases, there are still major gaps to fill. The authors of this book have critically reviewed all the aspects of major protozoan diseases, their diagnostics, and treatments, including resistance.

Magnetic Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2024
  • Kai Wu + 1 more
  • English
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Magnetic Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine provides readers with the fundamental theories and principles of magnetic materials, the synthesis and surface functionalization strategies of MNPs, and the standard techniques for characterizing physicochemical properties of MNPs. Other sections review MNP-based therapies such as magnetic hyperthermia therapy, drug/gene delivery, and magnetic neurostimulation and cover MNP-based in vitro and in vivo disease diagnosis, respectively, including techniques such as magnetoresistive (MR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), magnetic particle spectroscopy (MPS) biosensing platforms, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and magnetic particle imaging (MPI).Final chapters address biocompatibility and safety issues in applying MNPs to in vivo biomedical applications, including coverage of the toxicity of MNPs to human tissues, the immune responses of the human body to these particles, as well as blood circulation time of MNPs.

Joint Replacement in the Human Body

  • 1st Edition
  • June 14, 2024
  • Thomas J Joyce
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Joint Replacement in the Human Body provides a comprehensive exploration of artificial joint designs. The book's primary focus is to introduce readers to the diverse landscape of artificial joint technologies while offering insights into their historical development. This book is divided into three sections, each addressing specific aspects of joint replacements. The first section delves into artificial joints of the lower limb, including the hip, knee, and ankle. In the subsequent section, the book explores upper limb replacements, covering joints such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger, and thumb.The third section tackles broader themes like biotribology, regulatory aspects of joint replacements, examines noteworthy case studies like metal-on-metal hips, and addresses joint replacements not easily categorized in the previous sections, such as spinal total disc replacements. This book offers a critical assessment of the diverse and evolving design concepts currently in use, ranging from established metal-on-polymer joints to innovative biomimetic solutions. This book is designed to swiftly equip readers with a deep understanding of contemporary joint replacements and the immediate and long-term challenges they present.

Encyclopedia of Food Allergy

  • 1st Edition
  • June 12, 2024
  • Scott H Sicherer
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Encyclopedia of Food Allergy, Three Volume Set organized in 10 sections, with ~200 chapters, and written by world-renowned clinician-scientist authors, is the most comprehensive resource for food allergy ever compiled. With intuitive and easily accessible organization of information, the reader can quickly access overviews and general topics as well as detailed information to inform solutions to clinical or research questions. Research topics provide the necessary background for the novice as well as the details required. Clinical topics provide comprehensive and practical information, with generous use of tables, figures, and key points/clinical pearls, to inform clinical decision-making, and promote evidence-based management decisions.Food allergy may affect up to 10% of the population in developed countries and appears to be increasing in prevalence worldwide, with many food allergies proving lifelong, severe, and potentially fatal. The last decade has witnessed a sea change response to the impact of food allergy through basic science research on the immunology, food science research on the triggers, clinical approaches to daily management, treatment and prevention, and an increasing understanding of the psychosocial and societal implications and how to address them.

Human Nutrition

  • 1st Edition
  • June 10, 2024
  • Francesco Visioli
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Human Nutrition: From Molecular Biology to Everyday Life presents an integrated approach on how nutrients and non-nutrients affect cellular biochemistry, and how, in turn, they shape human physiology. Over the course of 8 chapters, and covering topics ranging from the importance of diet on health to nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, this book debunks myths and provides readers with the knowledge they need to critically interpret and navigate nutrition information. Intended for nutritionists, dieticians, pharmacists, public health professionals, and others working in related fields, this book provides a comprehensive source on advances in human nutrition.