Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

1st Edition

Editors: Abba Kastin Abba Kastin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694423
eBook ISBN: 9780080463797
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th August 2006
Page Count: 1640
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Description

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 Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides presents, for the first time, 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.

The Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides is a definitive, all-encompassing reference that will be indispensable for individuals ranging from peptide researchers, to biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and to endocrinologists. Chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and will enable researchers working in a specific area to examine other related areas with which they would not ordinarily be familiar.

Key Features

Chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and will enable researchers working in a specific area to examine other related areas that they would not ordinarily be familiar. Fascinating relationships described in the book include the presence of some peptides originally found in frog skin that persist in the human human and brain where they can affect food intake and obesity.

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Foreword

I: Plant Peptides Section

  1. 4-kDa Peptide
  2. AtPep1 Peptides
  3. CLAVATA3: A Putative Peptide Ligand Controlling Arabidopsis StemCell
  4. DVL Peptides Are Involved in Plant Development
  5. The POLARIS Peptide
  6. Phytosulfokine
  7. RALF Peptides
  8. ROTUNDIFOLIA4: A Plant-Specifi c Small Peptide
  9. The S-Locus Cysteine-Rich Peptide SCR/SP11
  10. Systemins

II: Bacterial/Antibiotic Peptides Section

  1. Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides¡XThe Defensins
  2. Cathelicidins: Cationic Host Defense and Antimicrobial Peptides
  3. Microcins
  4. Peptaibols
  5. Nonribosomally Synthesized Microbial Macrocyclic Peptides
  6. Lantibiotics
  7. The Nonlantibiotic Heat-Stable Bacteriocins in Gram-Positive Bacteria
  8. Colicins: Bacterial/Antibiotic Peptides

III: Fungal/Antifungal Peptides Section

  1. Fungal Peptides with Antifungal Activity
  2. Toxins from Basidiomycete Fungi (Mushroom): Amatoxins, Phallotoxins, and Virotoxins
  3. Fungal Peptides with Ribonuclease Activity
  4. Fungal Ribosome Inactivating Proteins
  5. Peptides and Depsipeptides from Plant Pathogenic Fungi

IV: Invertebrate Peptides Section

  1. Insect Diuretic and Antidiuretic Hormones
  2. Developmental Peptides: ETH, Corazonin, and PTTH
  3. Tachykinins and Tachykinin-Related Peptides in Invertebrates
  4. Proctolin in Insects
  5. Sulfakinins
  6. The Invertebrate AKH/RPCH Family
  7. Insect Myosuppressins/FMRFamides and FL/IRFamides/NPFs
  8. Allatostatins in the Insects<BR i

Details

No. of pages:
1640
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080463797
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123694423

About the Editor

Abba Kastin

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Abba Kastin

Abba J. Kastin was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard College and Medical School. After starting his work on neuropeptides at NIH, he went to Louisiana where he now holds an endowed chair at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Kastin has been made an honorary member of 7 foreign medical societies, has received 2 honorary doctorates (1 American and 1 foreign), and has won several national and internaitonal awards. Author of more than 800 papers (25,000 citations), he has been listed among the 100 researchers most cited in the scientific literature.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Reviews

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 Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides presents, for the first time, 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. The Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides is a definitive, all-encompassing reference that will be indispensable for individuals ranging from peptide researchers, to biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and to endocrinologists. Chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and will enable researchers working in a specific area to examine other related areas with which they would not ordinarily be familiar.