Description

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.

Key Features

  • Presents all aspects of biologically active peptides in one resource
  • Features more than 20 sections spanning plant, bacterial, fungal, venom, and invertebrate peptides to general peptides
  • Includes immunological, inflammatory, cancer, vaccine, and neurotrophic peptides
  • Discusses peptide precursors, mRNA distribution, processing, and receptors, not just pathophysiological implications

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface to the 1st Edition

Preface to the 2nd Edition

Section I: Plant Peptides

Chapter 1. CLAVATA3

Discovery

Structure of the peptide

Distribution of the mRNA and peptide

Biological functions

Receptors and signaling cascades

References

Chapter 2. Defense Signal Peptides

Discovery

Systemin

HYPSYS

Plant Elicitor Peptides (Peps)

GMSUBPEP

GMPEP914/890

Inceptins

Conclusions

References

Chapter 3. DVL/RTFL

Discovery

Structure of the peptide

Distribution of the mRNA/peptide

Biological function

Receptors and signaling cascades

References

Chapter 4. EPF

Discovery

Structure of the Peptide

Distribution of the mRNA/PEPTIDE

References

Chapter 5. IDA/IDL

Discovery

Structure of the IDA and IDL Peptides

Distribution of the mRNA and Biological Function of the IDA and IDL Peptides

Receptors and Signaling Cascade of IDA

References

Chapter 6. LUREs

Discovery

Structure of the Peptide

Distribution of the mRNA/Peptide

Biological functions

Receptors and Signaling Cascades

References

Chapter 7. Phytosulfokine

Discovery and Structure of PSK

Biological Function of PSK In Vitro

Expression Pattern and In Vivo Function of PSK

Receptor for PSK and In Planta Function of PSK

PSY1, A Sulfated Glycopeptide Functionally Similar to PSK

References

Chapter 8. POLARIS

Discovery

Structure of the Precursor mRNA/Gene

Distribution of the mRNA

Processing

Biological Actions

References

Chapter 9. RALF Peptides

Discovery

Structure of RALF

Distribution of the mRNA/Peptide

Biological Functions

Details

No. of pages:
2032
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123850966
Print ISBN:
9780123850959

Reviews

"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 remainder addresses peptides in systems relevant to human physiology,…"--ProtoView.com, February 2014
"This edition has been updated to present recent advances in the field and edited to enforce uniformity in style…No other currently available book thoroughly covers such a wide array of areas related to peptide research in a single, all-encompassing volume. This should be regarded as an essential and invaluable reference for all with an interest in biologically active peptides, from novice researchers to accomplished scientists." Rating: 5 Stars--Doody.com, January 17, 2014
"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