Biochemists, physiologists, and medical researchers will find this book invaluable.
Author: Frank Putnam
The Plasma Proteins, Volume II: Biosynthesis, Metabolism, Alternations in Disease is a 10-chapter text that explores the physiological role and metabolic interrelationships of the human plasma proteins in the normal state and in disease. The first two chapters cover the physical properties, chemical composition, function, methods of analysis of human serum lipoproteins and plasma enzymes. The subsequent chapter considers the normal levels of hormones in plasma or serum and their distribution in the plasma protein fractions. These topics are followed by discussions on the blood coagulation system, the serum proteins in the animal kingdom at maturity and during embryonic development, and the biosynthesis of plasma proteins. The remaining chapters examine the qualitative abnormalities in various plasma proteins. These chapters also discuss the modification in plasma protein synthesis induced by genetic variation. Such alterations are described for albumin, ceruloplasmin, haptoglobin, iron-binding globulin, fibrinogen, antihemophilic globulin, and other blood clotting factors, as well as γ-globulin. Biochemists, physiologists, and medical researchers will find this book invaluable.
Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins with a review of progress in plasma proteins, focusing on their three-dimensional structure, characterization, and microheterogeneity as well as genetic polymorphism and chromosomal mapping.
Author: Frank Putnam
The Plasma Proteins: Structure, Function, and Genetic Control is a systematic account of the structure, function, and genetic control of plasma proteins. Advances in the characterization and posttranslational modification of plasma proteins are discussed, along with the structure of a variety of plasma proteins such as serum albumin, glycoproteins, and serum lipoproteins, and immunoglobulins. Comprised of six chapters, this volume begins with a review of progress in plasma proteins, focusing on their three-dimensional structure, characterization, and microheterogeneity as well as genetic polymorphism and chromosomal mapping. The second chapter gives a comprehensive summary of the structure of nearly 100 proteins, from serum albumin and glycoproteins to serum lipoproteins, thyroxine-binding proteins, and immunoglobulins. The reader is then introduced to human plasma proteins of unknown function, together with high-resolution two-dimensional electrophoretic mapping. The remaining chapters explore developments in the structural study of carbon hydrates; synthesis, structure, and function of the oligosaccharides of plasma glycoproteins; and the evolution of the vertebrate plasma proteins. This monograph will be of interest to molecular biologists and biochemists.
Topics covered include: introduction to blood components and blood plasma proteins blood plasma protein domains, motifs and repeats blood plasma protein families and posttranslational modifications blood coagulation and fibrinolysis the ...
Author: Johann Schaller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Human Blood Plasma Proteins gives an overview of the proteins found in human blood plasma, with special emphasis on their structure and function and relationship to pathological states and disease. Topics covered include: introduction to blood components and blood plasma proteins blood plasma protein domains, motifs and repeats blood plasma protein families and posttranslational modifications blood coagulation and fibrinolysis the complement system the immune system enzymes inhibitors lipoproteins hormones cytokines and growth factors transport and storage The information of each protein discussed in this book in some detail is summarised at the end of each chapter in a Data Sheet, where one can find the most important data of each protein at one glance. Full cross-referencing to protein databases is given and many of the proteins discussed are accompanied by their 3D structure. Attractively presented in full colour, Human Blood Plasma Proteins is an essential atlas of this proteome for anyone working in biochemistry, protein chemistry and proteomics, structural biology, and medicine.
A chapter describes the plasma protein fractionation. The remaining chapters introduce the clinical relevance of the plasma proteins. This book will be of great value to biologists, geneticists, clinicians, and researchers.
Author: Frank Putnam
The Plasma Proteins: Structure, Function, and Genetic Control, Second Edition, Volume III is an eight-chapter treatise that describes the plasma proteins in a systematic integrated manner. This book presents first the perspectives and global outlook at plasma proteins, followed by a series of chapters on the well-characterized major proteins, with particular emphasis on immunoglobulins. Other chapters are devoted to the integrated systems of plasma proteins, especially their structure, function, and genetic control. A chapter describes the plasma protein fractionation. The remaining chapters introduce the clinical relevance of the plasma proteins. This book will be of great value to biologists, geneticists, clinicians, and researchers.
This book represents a factual account of the proceedings of an international symposium on the pathophysiology of plasma protein metabolism, which was organised in October 1982 by the Plasmaprotein and Immunology Division of the C.N.R. ...
Author: Giulian Mariant
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book represents a factual account of the proceedings of an international symposium on the pathophysiology of plasma protein metabolism, which was organised in October 1982 by the Plasmaprotein and Immunology Division of the C.N.R. Institute of Clinical Physiology at the University of Pisa (Italy). Several of the contributors are former members of the International Study Group on Plasma Protein Metabolism, the last meeting of which was held in Turin (Italy) in 1974, under the auspices of the scientific organisation of the same institute. The symposium took the form of a series of lectures, with the main objective of providing a positive contribution to the state of the art of several topics related to the kinetic and pathophysiological factors regulating the synthesis, distribution and degradation of plasma proteins. The first four chapters form a group, each one considering a special aspect of the kinetics of turnover and distribution of plasma proteins in general; particular attention is paid to the recent advances in the field of kinetic modelling, the choice of the best models and the optimisation of the experimental designs. The next seven chapters consider the regulation of synthesis, distribution and catab olism of various classes of plasma proteins including albumin, immunoglobulins, complement fractions and acute-phase proteins. The remaining chapters deal with metabolic studies of various plasma proteins (including tumour markers, coagUlation proteins and lipoproteins) in different disease states, such as malig nancies, coagulative disorders, malnutrition and the extensive group of athero sclerotic cardiovascular diseases.
In addition to details of the operational requirements for the production of plasma derivatives, the book describes the biology, development, research, manufacture, and clinical indications of essentially all plasma proteins with ...
Author: Joseph Bertolini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A comprehensive compilation on plasma protein production from the leading experts in the field, Production of Plasma Proteins for Therapeutic Use presents manufacturing, testing methods, and regulatory issues for plasma-derived therapeutics, a global US$10 billion industry. Culling material that until now have only been available in scattered forms across journals and books, the text features twenty-three detailed protein-by-protein chapters written by the major manufacturers of plasma protein products, addressing all aspects of these proteins, including biology, clinical use, manufacturing processes, and possible future improvements.
The Plasma Proteins, Volume I: Isolation, Characterization, and Function focuses on the reactions, properties, characteristics, and transformations of plasma proteins.
Author: Frank W Putnam
Publisher: Academic Press
The Plasma Proteins, Volume I: Isolation, Characterization, and Function focuses on the reactions, properties, characteristics, and transformations of plasma proteins. The selection first offers information on the fractionation and isolation of purified components by precipitation methods and electrophoretic and ultracentrifugal analysis of normal human serum. Discussions focus on correlation of electrophoretic and ultracentrifugal results, electrophoretic analytical methodology and results, parameters influencing protein solubility, and techniques for the separation of proteins by precipitation methods. The text then ponders on the chromatography of plasma proteins and chemical composition and molecular parameters of purified plasma proteins. The manuscript elaborates on plasma albumin and macroglobulins and high molecular weight antibodies. Topics include immunological properties, physical and chemical properties of normal and pathological macroglobulins, purity, homogeneity, and variability, denaturation behavior, and sulfhydryl groups, mercaptalbumin, and the mercury dimer. The book then examines glycoproteins and metal-binding plasma proteins and cation transport. The selection is a highly recommended reference for biochemists and clinicians interested in plasma proteins.
The purpose of this treatise is to describe the plasma proteins in a systematic
integrated fashion. The intention is to present first the perspectives and a global
look at plasma proteins, then a series of chapters on the well-characterized major
Author: Frank W Putnam
The Plasma Proteins: Structure, Function, and Genetic Control, Second Edition, Volume II describes the plasma proteins in a systematic and integrated way, with emphasis on structure, function, and genetic control. The text presents the perspectives and a global look at plasma proteins; well-characterized major proteins; and integrated systems of plasma proteins. The emphasis of the studies is mainly on human proteins. Clinical relevance is introduced in terms of principles rather than detail. Biochemists, molecular biologists, physiologists, and laboratory researchers in the field of medicine will find the book useful.
The text also tackles the nature of immune processes, antibodies in human gamma globulin, and physical characteristics of the gamma globulins. The selection is a valuable reference for readers interested in blood cells and plasma protein.
Author: James L. Tullis
Blood Cells and Plasma Proteins: Their State in Nature focuses on the properties, characteristics, reactions, and transformations of blood cells and plasma proteins. The selection first takes a look at the historical prologue on the discovery of the formed and fluid parts of human blood and chemical prologue on the characterization and separation of proteins by virtue of their interactions with neutral salts. The text then takes a look at interactions of proteins with each other and with heavy metals and interactions of proteins with alkaline earths, steroids, blood cells, and polysaccharides. The book then ponders on the components of human plasma concerned with coagulation and the biochemical, physiological, and pathological aspects of the coagulation mechanism. Discussions focus on evolution of the clotting mechanism, modern concepts of clotting, state of accelerator substances, and state of calcium. The text also tackles the nature of immune processes, antibodies in human gamma globulin, and physical characteristics of the gamma globulins. The selection is a valuable reference for readers interested in blood cells and plasma protein.