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Keratin: Structure, Properties and Applications
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Editors: Renke Dullaart and João Mousquès
Book Description:
Keratins represent a group of fibrous proteins produced in some epithelial cells of vertebrates such as reptiles, birds and mammals. These proteins are abundantly present in nature and they constitute the major part of hair, wool, horns, nails, feathers and stratum corneum of the skin. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the structure, properties and applications of keratin. Topics discussed include simple epithelial keratins K8 and K18; extraction, processing and applications of wool keratin; water sorption of human keratinized fibers and keratin expression in the human pituitary gland and its application to neoplastic pituitary cells. (Imprint: Nova)

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Chapter 1 - Simple Epithelial Keratins K8 and K18: From Structural to Regulatory Protein pp. 1-35
Authors / Editors: (Anne-Marie Fortier, Monique Cadrin, Molecular Oncology and Endocrinology Research Group, Department of Chemistry-Biology, University of Québec at Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada)
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Chapter 2 - Extraction, Processing and Applications of Wool Keratin pp. 36-62
Authors / Editors: (M. Zoccola, A. Aluigi, A. Patrucco, C. Tonin, Italian National Research Council, Institute for Macromolecular Studies, Pella, Biella, Italy)

Chapter 3 - Appearance and Distribution of Cytokeratins 13, 14 and 18 in the Lingual Epithelium during Morphogenesis of the Rat Tongue pp. 63-87
Authors / Editors: (Shin-ichi Iwasaki, Tomoichiro Asami, Hidekazu Aoyagi, Advanced Research Center, The Nippon Dental University School of Life Dentistry at Niigata, Japan, and others)
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Chapter 4 - Water Sorption of Human Keratinized Fibers: Effect of Wool Keratin Proteins and Peptides pp. 89-111
Authors / Editors: Water Sorption of Human Keratinized Fibers: Effect of Wool Keratin Proteins and Peptides (Clara Barba, Meritxell Martí, Alisa Roddick-Lanzilotta, Albert M. Manich, Josep Carilla, Jose L. Parra, Luisa Coderch, IQAC (CSIC), Jordi Girona, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5 - Lipid Structures of Various Stratum Corneum Investigated by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance pp. 113-131
Authors / Editors: (Kouichi Nakagawa, Department of Radiological Life Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki University, Hon-Cho, Hirosaki, Japan)

Chapter 6 - Keratin Expression in the Human Pituitary Gland and its Application to Neoplastic Pituitary Cells
Authors / Editors: (Hidetoshi Ikeda, Research Institute for Pituitary Disease, Southern Tohoku General Hospital, Yatsuyamada, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan)

Chapter 7 - Keratin Fibers from Chicken Feathers: Structure and Advances in Polymer Composites pp. 149-211
Authors / Editors: (Ana Laura Martinez-Hernandez, Carlos Velasco-Santos, Instituto Tecnologico de Queretaro, División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, México)
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      Protein Biochemistry, Synthesis, Structure and Cellular Functions
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-336-6
   Status: AV
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