Natural Proteinase Inhibitors

Natural Proteinase Inhibitors

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Rosmarie Vogel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160704

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Natural Proteinase Inhibitors focuses on natural inhibitors for proteolytic enzymes, which occur in plants and animals. It presents the theoretical and practical importance of the natural proteinase inhibitors of man and animal organisms. Organized into four chapters, this book starts with an overview of inhibitors for peptide and peptdohydrolases. This text then explores the important enzyme called kallikreins, which are found in the pancreas, the intestinal wall, the plasma, the submandibular gland, and the urine. Other chapters examine the various plant inhibitors, which are present in soybean, lima beans, potatoes, grains, and beetroots. This book discusses as well the inhibition of proteolytic enzymes by substances from body tissues. The final chapter deals with the prevention of uncontrolled liberation of kinins by proteinases, which is of great significance because the kinins are involved in the occurrence of pathological processes such as inflammation. Biologists and graduate students will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the English Edition

    Preface to the German Edition



    Inhibitor Specificity, Determination Methods, and Definition of the Unit of Inhibiting Capacity

    Specificity of the Naturally Occurring Proteinase Inhibitors

    Determination Methods and Definition of the Unit of Inhibitor Activity

    Plant Inhibitors

    Leguminosae: Inhibitors from Soybeans (SbI) (Glycine max., Soja max., Glycine hispida, Glycine soja)

    Leguminosae: Inhibitors from Lima Beans (Phaseolus lunatus)

    Other Inhibitors from Leguminosae

    Solanaceae: Inhibitors from Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)

    Inhibitors from Gramineae

    Chenopodiaceae: Inhibitor from Beet (Beta vulgaris)

    Inhibitors from Microorganisms

    Action of Plant Proteinase Inhibitors in the Animal Organism

    Physiological Importance of the Plant Inhibitors

    Inhibitors from Animal and Human Organisms

    Inhibitors from Ascaris lumbricoides suum

    Inhibitors from Egg White

    Inhibitor from Colostrum and Milk

    Inhibitors from Blood Serum

    Inhibitor from Human Urine

    The Polyvalent Inhibitor from Bovine Organs

    Human and Mammal Pancreas Inhibitor

    Inhibitor from Submandibular Glands of Canidae and Felidae

    Inhibitor from Seminal Vesicles and Semen of Mammals

    Inhibitor from the Mucous Membrane of the Respiratory Passages

    Inhibitor from Skin

    Other Proteinase Inhibitors from Various Organs of Humans and Other Mammals

    Therapeutic Possibilities of Proteinase Inhibitors

    Fate of Bovine Inhibitor in the Organism

    Treatment of Shock

    Control of the Clotting of Blood

    Treatment of Pancreatitis

    Concluding Remarks


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 174
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160704

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Rosmarie Vogel

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