Description

Proteases occur naturally in all organisms. They are enzymes that are involved in many physiological reactions such as digestion of food and blood clotting. This volume reviews their role in health and disease and presents the latest research and developments.

Key Features

* Discusses new discoveries, approaches, and ideas
* Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts
* Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fields

Readership

Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Membrane-Anchored Serine Proteases in Health and Disease

by Toni M. Antalis, Thomas Bugge, and Qingyu Wu

 

Chapter 2: Complex Assemblies of Factor IX and X Regulate the Initiation, Maintenance, and Shutdown of Blood Coagulation

by Thomas Zögg and Hans Brandstetter

 

Chapter 3: Structure and Proteolytic Properties of ADAMTS13, a Metalloprotease Involved in the Pathogenesis of Thrombotic Microangiopathies

by Stefano Lancellotti and Raimondo De Cristofaro

 

Chapter 4: Thrombin as an Anticoagulant

by Enrico Di Cera

 

Chapter 5: Regulation of Proteases by Protein Inhibitors of the Serpin Superfamily

by Steven T. Olson and Peter G.W. Gettins

 

Chapter 6: Multiple Roles of Metalloproteinases in Neurological Disorders

by Yi Yang, Jeff W. Hill, and Gary A. Rosenberg

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780123855053
Print ISBN:
9780123855046

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Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist--for whom the numerous references will be invaluable--but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--British Medical Journal