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Authors: Philippe Taupin (National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore) 
Book Description:
This book aims at presenting an overview of the current knowledge of cystatins and molecles of the cystatin superfamily, their structure, physio-and pathological function as well as the direction that research is currently aiming for in developing therapeutic treatments based on cysteine proteinases and related molecules.
Its purpose is to give the reader a tool that serves as a reference in the field of protease inhibitor, their physio-and pathological functions and therapeutic potential. It also aims at making accessible to a broader audience, that does not have easy access to scientific publications, a source of knowledge and information.
To acheive this goal, the book aims at covering broadly, systematically, concisely, and in depth, the multifacets of the role of cystatins and molecules of the cystatin superfamily in physiopathology, and emphasize on their therapeutic potentials. Figures, self-explantory schemas and diagrams contribute to clarifying and support the data presented.

Table of Contents:
Introduction

Chapter I - Stefins, Cystatins and Kininogens; pp. 5-13

Chapter II - The Cystatin Superfamily; pp. 15-21

Chapter III - Structure: Chicken Cystatin and Human Cystatin C;
pp. 23-28

Chapter IV - Cysteine Proteinase Inhibitors; pp. 29-39

Chapter V - Dimerization and Domain Swapping; pp. 41-47

Chapter VI - Amyloidosis and Amyloidogenic Proteins; pp. 49-56

Chapter VII - Physiology; pp. 57-67

Chapter VIII - Pathology & Therapy; pp. 69-78

Conclusion and Perspectives

Appendix

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 1st quarter - C
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-010-7
   Status: AV
  
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