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Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

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.

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

Hardbound, 2032 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

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


  • 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


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