Oxygen, the Breath of Life: Boon and Bane in Human Health, Disease, and Therapy
Oxygen is historically entwined from its discovery with radical applications as a panacea by charlatans and by daring men constructing bridges using underwater caissons. Oxygen has made possible the exploration ....
Protocols used in Molecular Biology
<i>Protocols used in Molecular Biology</i> is a compilation of several examples of molecular biology protocols. Each example is presented with a concise introduction, materials and chemicals required, a step-by-step procedure ....
Sialobiology: Structure, Biosynthesis and Function. Sialic Acid Glycoconjugates in Health and Disease
This eBook presents a summary of central aspects of sialobiology (i.e., the study of sialic acid and its relevance to biology). The importance of substitution by the sugar sialic acid ....
Sex Steroids and Apoptosis In Skeletal Muscle: Molecular Mechanisms
This monograph focuses on the actions exerted by sex hormones, 17β-estradiol and testosterone, in skeletal muscle tissue. An important consideration of this volume is the fact that both estrogen receptors ....
Synthesis and Biological Applications of Glycoconjugates
The interactions between carbohydrates and proteins have been extensively explored in a wide range of physiological and pathological processes over several decades. The recent emergence of glycomics has strengthened this ....
The Art and Science of Poisons
Poisons, due to their lethal nature, invoke a sense of fear in humans. Yet, they have also impacted other aspects of human life. Poisons have been used by nomadic hunters ....
Free Radical Biology of Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders
This reference explores the science of signaling mechanisms associated with diseases like endocrine, metabolic, and immune disorders which are linked to oxidative stress-mediated disease mechanisms. The common diseases in these ....
Biopolymers Towards Green and Sustainable Development
Bio-based polymers are materials that are produced from renewable resources. Their biodegradable properties are the driver of worldwide interest among researchers and manufacturers in recent years due to the demand ....
Taurine and the Mitochondrion: Applications in the Pharmacotherapy of Human Diseases
Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, is one of the most abundant sulfur-containing amino acids in the human body. It is found in the heart, brain, retina, and skeletal muscles, and is ....
An Introduction to Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids
Mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs), have the property of absorbing ultraviolet rays, and are widely used as active ingredients in cosmetics such as sunscreens. They also have many bioactive properties that ....