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Lanthanides in Enzymology and Microbiology

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Akio Tani + 2 more
  • English
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Lanthanides in Enzymology and Microbiology, a new volume in the Foundations and Frontiers in Enzymology series, offers a discussion of lanthanides and lanthanide-dependent enzyme biology. In this book, global experts consider lanthanide enzymology fundamentals, organismal utilization of lanthanides, distribution and diversity of lanthanide-dependent enzymes, regulation of intracellular levels of lanthanides, gene expression regulation via lanthanides, as well as likely applications of lanthanide binding proteins. Lanthanide-dependent methanol and alcohol dehydrogenase metabolism are considered in both methylotrophs and non-methylotrophs, alongside various application areas, from recovery of rare earth elements to developing lanthanide ion binding peptides and biosynthesis of terpolymers through reverse-oxidation pathways.In providing this deep context and pathways for future research, this book acts as an invaluable resource in this emerging field for researchers and students of biochemistry, biotechnology, and environmental microbiology alike.

Lipases

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Eliane Pereira Cipolatti + 2 more
  • English
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Lipases: Foundations, Applications, and Perspectives, a new volume in the Foundations and Frontiers of Enzymology series, offers a practical, in-depth discussion of lipases and instruction in their use across research and industry. Here, global experts in the field introduce readers to basic lipase biology and the history of the field, interfacial activation and lipase lids, evolving analytical techniques and technology for studying lipases, and a range of lipase applications, from health and drug discovery to biofuels, food, cosmetics, and waste treatment. Lipase sources and production methods discussed include mammalian lipases, microbial lipase production, biomass lipase production, immobilized lipases, and tailor-made recombinant lipases, among other approaches.

Paper-Based Optical Chemosensors

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Liang Feng
  • English
  • Paperback
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Paper-based Optical Chemosensors comprehensively discusses the origin, development, and current state-of-the-art in paper-based sensors. With a focus on the principles, classifications, methodology, design, and application of paper-based sensors, this book represents a developing research field with recent innovative applications resulting in a comprehensive presentation of the different physico-chemical techniques using paper sensors. It discloses underlying rules and factors in paper-based sensors and discusses intricate sensing systems and working environments by ways of chemistry and physics for a variety of application scenarios such as environmental protection, food safety, public safety, and clinical diagnosis.This is a valuable resource for researchers who major in analytical chemistry, or for those who are interested in the development of methods or devices for rapid analysis/monitoring based on paper/membrane-based sensors who wish to broaden their knowledge in the allied field.

Smart Organ-on-Chip Devices

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Tiago Balbino + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Smart Organ-on-Chip Devices discusses the concepts to engineer functional stimuli responsive organotypic-on-chip devices and its application in several fields: drug development, disease modeling, personalized medicine, and tissue engineering. Groundbreaking studies are presented throughout the book sections to reinforce the importance of adding more reliable and robust in vitro platforms able to closely emulate the dynamism of human physiology.The authors present new information regarding in silico studies of cell spheroids within microfluidic devices, as well as step-by-step guidance on key procedures. Written for researchers, practitioners and students using microfluidic devices as platforms, by well-respected scientists from both academia and industry.

The 50th Anniversary Issue of Fish Physiology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 40B
  • November 1, 2024
  • Colin Brauner + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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The series "Fish Physiology" recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In total, the editors of the series have produced a total of 47 books (several volumes have two books) that contain almost 500 chapters since the inaugural volume published in 1969. The content of the "Fish Physiology" volumes has evolved over time. The initial volumes were devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms and principles of fish physiology, with a focus on a few model species and some application to natural environmental conditions. Then, as the field better understood mechanisms, the approach was broadened to not only delve deeper into system physiology (e.g., chapters in early volumes were expanded to become books), but interspecific differences in physiology were explored, permitting a more evolutionary framework. Finally, as interspecific physiological mechanisms were further resolved, it became possible to discuss physiology in light of a changing world. Thus, physiology can now inform on conservation, sustainability and management, as exemplified with the most recent volumes. This anniversary issue celebrates the series by highlighting some of the very important early work in the field that was published in the Series. In particular, we wished to (re)introduce new researchers to this research that has stood the test of time and that shaped the field. Each re-published chapter is preceded by a short review written by experts in the field to provide an overview/introduction of each selected chapter, discuss what is particularly noteworthy or important in the particular chapter, and discuss why in their opinion this chapter has become a classic in its own right and how it has inspired the field of fish physiology today.

Bioactive Polyphenols for Health and Pathology Treatment

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Antonio Segura Carretero + 2 more
  • English
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Bioactive Polyphenols for Health and Pathology Treatment summarizes the role of polyphenols on physiological function, organs, and disease.Presenting preclinical animal studies and clinical assays, the book explores how herb extracts affect cardiovascular, cognitive, and immunological health and their action on obesity, cancer, digestion, blood pressure, diabetes, mood, and on the skin and eyes. The book begins with the biological properties and pathways of polyphenols, their bioavailability, phytochemistry and finally their pharmacological action. The book closes exploring the processing and production of polyphenols within functional foods and as nutraceuticals.Written by a team of experts in the field, the book explores the most up-to-date research on plant polyphenols from different point of views which are appealing for many professionals, academics, nutritionists and researchers working in this field.

Small Lungs and Obstructed Airways

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Peter Burney
  • English
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Small Lungs and Obstructed Airways: Reassessing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease proposes an alternative perspective to current explanations for the distribution of chronic lung disease. The book considers the link between chronic respiratory disease and associated mortality with smaller lungs rather than obstructed airways and explores other factors contributing to poor lung health besides the current emphasis on the roles of air pollution, occupational exposures, and cardio-metabolic disease. It presents the findings of the Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study, sharing new views on the prevalence of obstructive lung disease and risk factors across various global regions. Sections cover decreased lung function, including the prevalent views on the impact of both household and external air pollution, occupational exposure, and the prenatal and postnatal/childhood environment in the etiology of impaired lung function and COPD. The book then moves on to discussions on the impact poverty and nutrition has on lung health, sharing the findings of the BOLD study regarding its effect on lung function and risk of COPD in lower-income countries. The book closes with a chapter outlining the clinical and public health implications of the findings discussed in the book.

Protocols in Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Buddhi Prakash Jain + 2 more
  • English
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Protocols in Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, Second Edition offers clear, applied instruction in fundamental biochemistry methods and protocols, from buffer preparation to nucleic acid purification, protein, lipid, carbohydrate, and enzyme testing, and clinical testing of vitamins, glucose and cholesterol levels, among other diagnostics. Each protocol is illustrated with step-by-step instructions, labeled diagrams, and color images, as well as a thorough overview of materials and equipment, precursor techniques, safety considerations and standards, analysis and statistics, alternative methods and troubleshooting, all to support a range of study types and clinical diagnostics.This fully revised edition has been expanded and enriched to feature 100 protocols, as well as chapter key term definitions and worked examples. All-new protocols added to this edition include identification of lipids by TLC, lipid per oxidation measurement by Thiobarbituric acid (TBA) assays, Native PAGE., sub cellular fractionation of proteins, Western blotting, isoelectric focusing and 2-dimentional gel electrophoresis, protein purification, determination of serum amylase, catalase activity assay, superoxide dismutase (SOD) assay, qualitative analysis of plant secondary metabolites, qualitative analysis of photochemicals, quantitative estimation of secondary metabolites, estimation of chlorophyll contents, and starch determination, among others. Each protocol is written to help researchers and clinicians easily reproduce lab methods and ensure accurate test results.

Sleep and Health

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Michael A. Grandner
  • English
  • Paperback
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Sleep and Health, Second Edition provides an accessible yet comprehensive overview of the relationship between sleep and health at the individual, community, and population levels, along with a discussion of the implications for public health, public policy, and interventions. Based on a firm foundation in many areas of sleep health research, this text further provides introductions to each sub-area of the field and a summary of the current research for each area. This book serves as a resource for those interested in learning about the growing field of sleep health research, including sections on social determinants, cardiovascular disease, cognitive functioning, health behavior theory, smoking, and more.

Sustainable Analytical Techniques in Food Science

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Bárbara Socas Rodríguez + 3 more
  • English
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Sustainable Analytical Techniques in Food Science covers the most relevant developments for the analytical evaluation and analysis of macro and micronutrients, contaminants, and microbiological studies as well as the approaches in food authentication, and characterization. With a focus on sustainability, this book provides a practical guide for researchers to adopt greener approaches for the study of food matrices including toxicity, safety and quality evaluations. It is an excellent guide for researchers working in the area of food sciences that want to assure the sustainability of the methodologies they are currently developing or applying in their laboratories.