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Autophagy and Signaling

Esther Wong
September 14, 2017

Autophagy and Signaling is an up-to-date overview of the many signaling pathways regulating autophagy in response to different cellular needs. Discussion includes the status and future directions of autophagy signaling research with respect to different aspects of health and disease. These include...

Biology and Breeding of Crucifers

Surinder Kumar Gupta
September 12, 2017

Considerable interest has developed in recent years in crucifers and particularly in their wild relatives, as they contain genetic material that may be utilized for further evolution of superior crop varieties through introgression and distant hybridization. Until now, there has been no single...

Neurobiology of TRP Channels

Tamara Luti Rosenbaum Emir
September 07, 2017

During the last two decades, there has been an explosion of research pertaining to the molecular mechanisms that allow for organisms to detect different stimuli that is an essential feature for their survival. Among these mechanisms, living beings need to be able to respond to different...

Biomedical Application of Nanoparticles

Bertrand Henri Rihn
September 06, 2017

Biomedical Application of Nanoparticles explores nanoparticles, their chemical and physicals properties, and how they interact in biological systems with proteins, immune system and targeted cells. Risk assessment of nanoparticles for human is described, including: cellular paradigms,...

Telomeres, Diet and Human Disease: Advances and Therapeutic Opportunities

Amelia Marti, Guillermo Zalba
August 16, 2017

The maintenance of telomeres—repetitive sequences at the end of chromosome—is essential to health. Dysfunction in telomere maintenance pathways plays a role in aging, cancer, atherosclerosis and other diseases. This has led to telomere maintenance as a prime target for patient therapies. This book...

Aquaculture Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 1

Didier Montet, R.C. Ray
July 27, 2017

Aquaculture is currently one of the fastest growing production sectors in the world. It now accounts for nearly half (45%) of the world�s food fish (which refers to production of aquatic animals: fish, crustaceans, molluscs, amphibians) and this increase is expected to reach 50% in 2015. Genetic...

Biotic Stress Management in Rice: Molecular Approaches

Md. Shamim, K.N. Singh
June 19, 2017

This book, Biotic Stress Management in Rice: Molecular Approaches, addresses biotic stress of rice and its management through molecular approaches. It focuses on the biotechnological aspects of rice with the aim of reducing the fungicide and insecticides and ultimately ensuring safety of rice as a...

Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification

Dongyou Liu
June 16, 2017

An Indispensable Roadmap for Nucleic Acid Preparation Although Friedrich Miescher described the first isolation of nucleic acid in 1869, it was not until 1953 that James Watson and Francis Crick successfully deciphered the structural basis of DNA duplex. Needless to say, in the years since,...

Calcium Entry Channels in Non-Excitable Cells

Juliusz Ashot Kozak, James W. Putney, Jr.
June 08, 2017

Calcium Entry Channels in Non-Excitable Cells focuses on methods of investigating the structure and function of non-voltage gated calcium channels. Each chapter presents important discoveries in calcium entry pathways, specifically dealing with the molecular identification of store-operated calcium...

Development and Application of Biomarkers

Roger L. Lundblad
June 07, 2017

First introduced to biomedical research in 1980, the term biomarker has taken on a life of its own in recent years and has come to mean a number of things. In biomedical science, biomarker has evolved to most commonly mean a characteristic that can be used either as a diagnostic or a prognostic,...

Regulation of Gene Expression by Small RNAs

Rajesh K. Gaur, John J. Rossi
May 31, 2017

New Findings Revolutionize Concepts of Gene Function Endogenous small RNAs have been found in various organisms, including humans, mice, flies, worms, fungi, and bacteria. Furthermore, it’s been shown that microRNAs acting as cellular rheostats have the ability to modulate gene expression. In...

Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera

Marian R. Goldsmith, Frantisek Marec
May 22, 2017

Numerous and charismatic, the Lepidoptera is one of the most widely studied groups of invertebrates. Advances in molecular tools and genomic techniques have reduced the need for large sizes and mass-rearing, and lepidopteran model systems are increasingly used to illuminate broad-based experimental...