Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

Edited by

  • Abba Kastin, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides, Second Edition, is the definitive, indispensable reference for peptide researchers, biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and endocrinologists. Its chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and enable researchers working in a specific area to examine related areas outside their expertise.

Peptides play a crucial role in many physiological processes, including actions as neurotransmitters, hormones, and antibiotics. Research has shown their importance in such fields as neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, and cell biology. The second edition of Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides presents this tremendous body of knowledge in the field of biologically active peptides in one single reference. The section editors and contributors represent some of the most sophisticated and distinguished scientists working in basic sciences and clinical medicine.

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Peptide researchers, biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and endocrinologists


Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385095-9


"This extensive volume, containing 260 contributions divided into twenty-one sections, is presented by editor Kastin… Most chapters discuss families of proteins, although some target individual peptides. The first several sections cover peptides important to plants, bacteria, fungi, invertebrates, amphibians, and animal venom…The last two sections touch on peptide synthesis, processing, and newer research in the field."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

Table of Contents

I: Plant Peptides Section

II: Bacterial/Antibiotic Peptides Section

III: Fungal Peptides Section

IV: Invertebrate Peptides Section

V: Amphibian/Skin Peptides Section

VI: Venom Peptides Section

VII: Cancer/Anticancer Peptides Section

VIII: Vaccine Peptides Section

IX: Immune and Inflammatory Peptides Section

X: Brain Peptides Section

XI: Endocrine Peptides Section

XII: Ingestive Peptides Section

XIII: Gastrointestinal Peptides Section

XIV: Cardiovascular Peptides Section

XV: Renal Peptides Section

XVI: Respiratory Peptides Section

XVII: Opioid Peptides Section

XVIII: Neurotrophic Peptides Section

XIX: Blood-Brain Peptides Section

XX. Peptide Biosynthesis and Processes Section

XXI. General Peptide Topics Section