Introduction to Peptides and Proteins

Author: Ulo Langel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439882045
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Human cells produce at least 30,000 different proteins. Each has a specific function characterized by a unique sequence and native conformation that allows it to perform that function. While research in this post-genomic era has created a deluge of invaluable information, the field has lacked for an authoritative introductory text needed to inform researchers and students in all of those fields now concerned with protein research. Introduction to Peptides and Proteins brings together some of the most respected researchers in protein science to present a remarkably coherent introduction to modern peptide and protein chemistry. The first sections of the book delve into – Basic peptide and protein science from assembly through degradation Traditional and emerging research methods including those used in bioinformatics and proteomics New computational approaches and algorithms used to find patterns in the vast data collected by sequencing projects After providing a foundation in tools and methods, the authors closely examine six protein families, including representative classes such as enzymes, cell-surface receptors, antibodies, fibrous proteins, and bioactive peptide classes. They concentrate on biochemical mechanisms and where possible indicate therapeutic or biotechnical possibilities. Then focusing on clinical aspects, the authors investigate misfolding as found in prion diseases, miscleavage as found in Alzheimer’s, and mis-sequencing as found with some cancers. Drawing from some of their own research, the authors summarize recent achievements and emerging applications. They discuss the use of proteins and peptides as drugs and the solid-phase synthesis required for drug production. They also look at the use of peptides as functional biomolecules and research tools. No longer just the domain of biologists, many key advances in protein research started in physics labs and have involved contributions from a host of fields including statistics, drug development, genetics, and chemical spectroscopy. Introduction to Peptides and Proteins provides researchers across these fields with the thorough foundation needed to explore all the potential that protein research offers.

Introduction to Peptides and Proteins

Author: Ulo Langel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439882045
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Human cells produce at least 30,000 different proteins. Each has a specific function characterized by a unique sequence and native conformation that allows it to perform that function. While research in this post-genomic era has created a deluge of invaluable information, the field has lacked for an authoritative introductory text needed to inform researchers and students in all of those fields now concerned with protein research. Introduction to Peptides and Proteins brings together some of the most respected researchers in protein science to present a remarkably coherent introduction to modern peptide and protein chemistry. The first sections of the book delve into – Basic peptide and protein science from assembly through degradation Traditional and emerging research methods including those used in bioinformatics and proteomics New computational approaches and algorithms used to find patterns in the vast data collected by sequencing projects After providing a foundation in tools and methods, the authors closely examine six protein families, including representative classes such as enzymes, cell-surface receptors, antibodies, fibrous proteins, and bioactive peptide classes. They concentrate on biochemical mechanisms and where possible indicate therapeutic or biotechnical possibilities. Then focusing on clinical aspects, the authors investigate misfolding as found in prion diseases, miscleavage as found in Alzheimer’s, and mis-sequencing as found with some cancers. Drawing from some of their own research, the authors summarize recent achievements and emerging applications. They discuss the use of proteins and peptides as drugs and the solid-phase synthesis required for drug production. They also look at the use of peptides as functional biomolecules and research tools. No longer just the domain of biologists, many key advances in protein research started in physics labs and have involved contributions from a host of fields including statistics, drug development, genetics, and chemical spectroscopy. Introduction to Peptides and Proteins provides researchers across these fields with the thorough foundation needed to explore all the potential that protein research offers.

Introduction to Protein Mass Spectrometry

Author: Pradip Kumar Ghosh
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128021128
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduction to Protein Mass Spectrometry provides a comprehensive overview of this increasingly important, yet complex, analytical technique. Unlike many other methods which automatically yield an absolutely unique protein name as output, protein mass spectrometry generally requires a deduction of protein identity from determination of peptide fragmentation products. This book enables readers to both understand, and appreciate, how determinations about protein identity from mass spectrometric data are made. Coverage begins with the technical basics, including preparations, instruments, and spectrometric analysis of peptides and proteins, before exploring applied use in biological applications, bioinformatics, database, and software resources. Citing the most recent and relevant work in the field of biological mass spectrometry, the book is written for researchers and scientists new to the field, but is also an ideal resource for those hoping to hone their analytical abilities. Offers introductory information for scientists and researchers new to the field, as well as advanced insight into the critical assessment of computer-analyzed mass spectrometric results and their current limitations Provides examples of commonly-used MS instruments from Bruker, Applied Biosystems, JEOL, Thermo Scientific/Thermo Fisher Scientific, IU, and Waters Includes biological applications and exploration of analytical tools and databases for bioinformatics

Chemical Approaches to the Synthesis of Peptides and Proteins

Author: Paul Lloyd-Williams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849391422
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Organic chemists working on the synthesis of natural products have long found a special challenge in the preparation of peptides and proteins. However, more reliable, more efficient synthetic preparation methods have been developed in recent years. This reference evaluates the most important synthesis methods available today, and also considers methods that show promise for future applications. This text describes the state of the art in efficient synthetic methods for the synthesis of both natural and artificial large peptide and protein molecules. Subjects include an introduction to basic topics, linear solid-phase synthesis of peptides, peptide synthesis in solution, convergent solid-phase synthesis, methods for the synthesis of branched peptides, formation of disulfide bridges, and more. The book emphasizes strategies and tactics that must be considered for the successful synthesis of peptides.

Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair

Author: Mario Barbosa
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 008100852X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Peptides and Proteins as Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration and Repair highlights the various important considerations that go into biomaterial development, both in terms of fundamentals and applications. After covering a general introduction to protein and cell interactions with biomaterials, the book discusses proteins in biomaterials that mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM). The properties, fabrication and application of peptide biomaterials and protein-based biomaterials are discussed in addition to in vivo and in vitro studies. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and advanced students interested in biomaterials science, chemistry, molecular biology and nanotechnology. Presents an all-inclusive and authoritative coverage of the important role which protein and peptides play as biomaterials for tissue regeneration Explores protein and peptides from the fundamentals, to processing and applications Written by an international group of leading biomaterials researchers

Peptides and Proteins

Author: Shawn Doonan
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9780854046928
Format: PDF
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Encompassing all aspects of the structures of peptides and proteins, this book adopts a uniquely problem-oriented approach to the topic. Starting with a look at the structures and properties of the twenty amino acids that occur in proteins, and moving on to the synthesis of polypeptides and the isolation of proteins, Peptides and Proteins then addresses the methods of analysis of protein characteristics, including the modern methods of sequence analysis by mass spectrometry. Further chapters examine the three-dimensional nature of protein structure, and introduce the student to the use of computer applications (molecular graphics, databases, bioinformatics) in protein chemistry. Original research data is used in many of the problems, and throughout sufficient background biology is included, thus putting the subject into context for chemists. Aimed at first and second-year chemistry students, this title will also be of interest to students of biochemistry. Ideal for the needs of undergraduate chemistry students, Tutorial Chemistry Texts is a major new series consisting of short, single topic or modular texts concentrating on the fundamental areas of chemistry taught in undergraduate science courses. Each book provides a concise account of the basic principles underlying a given subject, embodying an independent-learning philosophy and including worked examples.

Therapeutic Peptides and Proteins

Author: Ajay K. Banga
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420039830
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Upon publication of the first edition of Therapeutic Peptides and Proteins ten years ago there were only 19 biotechology medicines on the market. Currently there are more than 100, with at least 400 more in various stages of development. That alone would be grounds for a new edition. Add to that the fact that it is still difficult to find up-to-date, relevant information on protein formulation and/or delivery systems and the need for a new edition is self-evident. This second edition continues the tradition of providing a ready-to-use reference of accurate information, tables, and illustrations. The book begins with the basics of the origin of recombinant proteins, explores structural and analytical aspects, and moves on to discuss the stability of proteins and peptides. Against this background, the author addresses preformulation and formulation considerations and provides detailed information on important topics such as lyophilization. He goes on to discuss various delivery systems, including controlled release delivery systems and products currently on the market. The book also contains newly added regulatory information and thoroughly investigates therapeutic drugs made from proteins as well as protein-based vaccines. A new chapter on recombinant protein subunit vaccines and their delivery systems has been added. The work of a single author, the book provides complex information in a simple, elegant, and cohesive style. The author minimizes overlap between coverage and includes extensive cross-referencing that links related topics. Completely revised and updated, packed with cutting-edge information, the second edition once again fills the need for a reference that pulls all the relevant information together into one resource.

Peptides

Author: Norbert Sewald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527802657
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thoroughly updated, incorporating around 25 % new material, Sewald/Jakubke remains the only modern and scientifically up-to-date advanced textbook on peptide biochemistry, distilling the knowledge of hundreds of publications into a highly readable synopsis of this diverse field. The authors explain the broad fundamentals of peptide synthesis and structure, systematically addressing important families of biologically active peptides, and adopting an interdisciplinary approach that covers application areas in biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, and biomedicine. One major focus is on such "hot" research topics as pseudopeptides, peptidomimetics, and combinatorial synthesis. This new edition also features study questions for each learning unit, for easier self-study and classroom teaching.

Pharmaceutical Formulation Development of Peptides and Proteins Second Edition

Author: Lars Hovgaard
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439853886
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The rapid advances in recombinant DNA technology and the increasing availability of peptides and proteins with therapeutic potential are a challenge for pharmaceutical scientists who have to formulate these compounds as drug products. Pharmaceutical Formulation Development of Peptides and Proteins, Second Edition discusses the development of therapeutic peptides and proteins, from the production of active compounds via basic pre-formulation and formulation to the registration of the final product. Providing integrated solutions, this book discusses: The synthesis of peptides and the biotechnological production of proteins through recombinant DNA technology The physicochemical characteristics and stability of peptides and proteins The formulation of proteins as suspensions, solutions, and (mostly freeze-dried) solids The opportunities and challenges of non-parenteral delivery of peptides and proteins Risk factors, specifically the development of an unwanted immune response A simulation approach to describe the fate of peptides and proteins upon administration to a biological system The documentation required to register a protein-based drug Scientists in the pharmaceutical industry and academia as well as postgraduate students in pharmaceutical science will find this a valuable resource.

Inhalation Delivery of Therapeutic Peptides and Proteins

Author: Akwete Adjei
Publisher: Informa Health Care
ISBN: 9780824797805
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This exhaustive reference-the first book of its kind to describe in detail the functionality of the human respiratory tract and its impact on both local and systemic delivery of biotherapeutic and macromolecular drug systems-offers comprehensive analyses of peptide and protein drug delivery through the lung. Summarizes over 130 patents granted worldwide on alternative systems for pulmonary delivery of therapeutic drugs-especially peptides and proteins! Examining macromolecular drug delivery as an efficient, patient-friendly, and cost-effective method of treatment, Inhalation Delivery of Therapeutic Peptides and Proteins discusses airway physiology and biomechanics the pharmaceutical concerns associated with the respiratory tract as a viable port of drug entry to the body key peptide drugs under development and in use to treat local lung disease, including cyclosporines, interferons, antitrypsins, protease inhibitors, and deoxyribonucleases the systemic delivery of peptide and protein drugs using fine-particle technology gene therapy employing gene delivery through the airways new developments in pulmonary delivery technologies emphasizing inhaled peptide and protein drugs guidelines for the successful introduction of peptide inhalation aerosol products into the marketplace and much more!