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Serum Albumin: Structure, Functions and Health Impact $110.00
Editors: Robert J. Alekseev and Alisa L. Rebane
Book Description:
Serum albumin is the most abundant plasma protein in mammals. Albumin is essential for maintaining the osmotic pressure needed for proper distribution of body fluids between intravascular compartments and body tissues. It also acts as a plasma carrier by non-specifically binding several hydrophobic steroid hormones and as a transport protein for hemin and fatty acids. This book presents current research in the study of the structure, functions and health impacts of serum albumin. Topics include the catalytic activities of serum albumin; the interaction of serum albumin with anesthetics; microparticulate drug delivery systems based on serum albumin; hydration of human serum albumin and extracting physical properties of serum albumin using osmotic pressure. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Catalytic Activities of Serum Albumin: Mechanisms, Biological Function and Practical Applications
(Tatyana S. Godovikova, Yulia V. Gerasimova, Dmitry G. Knorre, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, and others)

Interaction of Serum Albumin with Anesthetics
(Makoto Nishimoto, Michio Yamanaka, Hitoshi Matsuki, Department of Life System, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima, Minamijosanjima-cho, Tokushima, Japan, and others)

Microparticulate Drug Delivery Systems Based on Serum Albumin
(Florence Edwards-LÚvy, Institute of Molecular Chemistry of Reims, Faculty of Pharmacy of Reims, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France)

Hydration of Human Serum Albumin: Excess Partial Quantities of Water and Protein
(Vladimir A. Sirotkin, Kazan Federal (Volga Region) University, A.M. Butlerov Chemical Institute, Kazan, Russia)

Investigation of Denaturation of Human Serum Albumin under Action of Ionic Surfactants by Analysis of Tryptophan Fluorescence of Protein
(Irina M. Vlasova, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Moscow, Russia)

Albumin in Drug Delivery
(Giuliano Siligardi, Rohanah Hussain, Diamond Light Source, Science Division, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Chilton, Didcot, United Kingdom)

Extracting Physical Properties of Serum Albumin using Osmotic Pressure
(Devin W. McBride, V.G.J. Rodgers, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, USA) (a)

Influence of Exogenous and Endogenous Ions on the Gelation of BSA
(D. Giacomazza, M.R. Mangione, D. Bulone, V. Martorana, G. Navarra, P.L. San Biagio, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Istituto di Biofisica, Palermo, Italy) (a)

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   Series:
      Protein Biochemistry, Synthesis, Structure and Cellular Functions
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-298-7
   Status: AV
  
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