Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780124437104
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th October 2004
Page Count: 3000


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Written for a broad, cross-disciplinary audience, the Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry addresses the fundamental discipline of biological chemistry underlying virtually all of the life sciences. This compilation of more than 500 different entries encompasses all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics. This comprehensive encyclopedia covers all areas of biological chemistry written by more than 500 selected international experts. Articles are generously illustrated including more than 800 images in four-color. Each entry contains a clear, concise review of the topic along with illustrations, a glossary of technical terms and a section for additional reading.

Each entry further contains general background and term definitions as well as a comprehensive review of the current research in the field. Students, science journalists and scientists seeking a concise introduction to specific topics will appreciate the clear, tabular format of each entry.

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Key Features

  • Four-volume set with topics arranged from A to Z for easy reference
  • Seven subject areas covering all areas of biological chemistry
  • Over 500 full-color articles of 4-9 pages each
  • Over 1300 illustrations throughout with 800 in 4-color and over 200 tables
  • Glossary of specialized terms and 'Further Reading' section provided for every article
  • Includes entries on the latest research techniques
  • Appropriate for students, researchers, and professionals


Upper level college students, postdocs, and professionals in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and oncology, academic and industrial libraries, and pharmaceutical companies.

Table of Contents

ABC Transporters Abscisic Acid (ABA) Actin Assembly/Disassembly Actin Capping and Severing Proteins Actin-Related Proteins Adenosine Receptors Adenylyl Cyclases Adrenergic Receptors Affinity Chromatography Affinity Tags for Protein Purification Allosteric Regulation Alternative Splicing: Regulation of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor (FGFR) Alternative Splicing: Regulation of Sex Determination in Drosophila melanogaster Amine Oxidases Amino Acid Metabolism Aminopeptidases Amyloid Anaplerosis Angiotensin Receptors ara Operon ARF Family Proteins Aspartic Proteases ATP Synthesis in Plant Mitochondria: Substrates, Inhibitors, Uncouplers ATP Synthesis: Mitochondrial Cyanide-Resistant Terminal Oxidases Autophagy in Fungi and Mammals Bax and Bcl2 Cell Death Enhancers and Inhibitors B-Cell Antigen Receptor Bile Salts and Their Metabolism Biliary Cirrhosis, Primary Bioenergetics: General Definition of Principles Biotin Biotinylation of Proteins Bradykinin Receptors Branched-Chain ¨¢-Ketoacids Brassinosteroids B12-Containing Enzymes Cadherin Signaling Cadherin-Mediated Cell¨CCell Adhesion Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide and Adrenomedullin Receptors Calcitonin Receptor Calcium-Binding Proteins, Cytosolic (Annexins, Gelsolins, C2-Domain Proteins) Calcium, Biological Fitness of Calcium Buffering Proteins: Calbindins Calcium Buffering Proteins: ER Luminal Proteins Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent


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"There is excellent use of headings and subheadings to allow for easy scanability for relevant information. The binding is sturdy and the overall appearance of the encyclopedia is exceptional...highly recommended for academic and special libraries. The cross-disciplinary nature of this resource makes it a valuable item. It is current, comprehensive, and thoroughly researched, and will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for information in biological chemistry and its related fields." --E-STREAMS, 2005