Table of Contents:
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Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Anatomy of -Lactalbumin, 2.2. Isolation and Purification of -Lactalbumin, 2.3. Amino Acid Sequence and Gene Structure of -Lactalbumin, 2.4. Secondary and Tertiary Structure at Neutral pH, 2.5. Location and Structure of Cation Binding Sites, 2.6. Structure and Properties of the Molten Globule State; Chapter 3. “Psychology” of -Lactalbumin, 3.1. The Binding of Calcium and Other Divalent and Monovalent Cation to the Strong Binding Site, 3.2. Thermal Stability of -Lactalbumin, 3.3. Unfolding of -Lactalbumin Causes by Various Denaturants, 3.4. Unfolding of -Lactalbumin Causes by Pressure, 3.5. Effects of N-terminus Mutation on Protein Properties, 3.6. Acid transition, 3.7. Fibrillation of -Lactalbumin, 3.8. Effects of UV-illumination, 3.9. Interactions of -Lactalbumin with Organic Substances, Peptides and Proteins, 3.10. Interactions with Membrane Systems and Hydrophobic Interfaces; Chapter 4. Functions of -Lactalbumin, 4.1. -Lactalbumin as a Component of Lactose Synthase, 4.2. Bactericidal and Antiviral Activity of -Lactalbumin, 4.3. Cytotoxic Activity of -Lactalbumin; Chapter 5. Concluding Remarks; Index.