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Lipase: An Industrial Enzyme Through Metagenomics

B.K. Konwar, Kalpana Sagar
March 15, 2018

Microbial lipases are industrially important and have gained their attention due to their stability, selectivity, and broad substrate specificity. Lipases are used as a medicine and also aid in indigestion, heartburn, allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease), Crohn’s disease, and cystic...

Nanoparticles in Life Sciences and Biomedicine

Ana Rute Neves, Salette Reis
February 15, 2018

The creation of new and more efficient therapies for improving human health greatly depends on drug delivery systems. Nanotechnology has emerged as a powerful strategy for the development of nanoparticles, such as nanoemulsions, liposomes, nanocrystals, and nanocomplexes, applied in the diagnosis,...

Tuning Innovation with Biotechnology

Dong Hwa Kim
December 20, 2017

This book deals with evolving intelligence systems and their use in immune algorithm (IM), particle swarm optimization (PSO), bacterial foraging (BF), and hybrid intelligent system to improve plants, robots, etc. It discusses the motivation behind research on and background of evolving intelligence...

Biotechnology in Medical Sciences

Firdos Alam Khan
November 22, 2017

As the field of medical biotechnology grows with new products and discoveries, so does the need for a holistic view of biotechnology in medicine. Biotechnology in Medical Sciences fulfills that need by delivering a detailed overview of medical biotechnology as it relates to human diseases and...

Biomotors: Linear, Rotation, and Revolution Motion Mechanisms

Peixuan Guo, Zhengyi Zhao
November 01, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive overview of biomotors (molecular motors) within the body with a specific concentration on revolving molecular motors. The bioengineering of these new revolving molecular motors will go a long way in creating machines that will be able to carry RNA and DNA drugs...

Aquaporins in Health and Disease: New Molecular Targets for Drug Discovery

Graca Soveral, Soren Nielsen, Angela Casini
November 01, 2017

Since the discovery of Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) as a water channel, many studies have revealed the importance of aquaporins in mammalian physiology and pathophysiology as well as plant and microbial biology. The studies have also shown aquaporins as potential drug targets and targets for improving crop...

RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

Peixuan Guo, Farzin Haque
October 23, 2017

Interest in RNA nanotechnology has increased in recent years as recognition of its potential for applications in nanomedicine has grown. Edited by the world's foremost experts in nanomedicine, this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference details the latest research developments and challenges in...

Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation: Interacting Systems

Peter Schuck, Huaying Zhao
September 21, 2017

Analytical ultracentrifugation is one of the most powerful solution techniques for the study of macromolecular interactions, to define the number and stoichiometry of complexes formed, and to measure affinities ranging from very strong to very weak and repulsive. Building on the data analysis...

Carrier-Mediated Dermal Delivery: Applications in the Prevention and Treatment of Skin Disorders

Andreia Ascenso, Helena Ribeiro, Sandra Simões
August 18, 2017

This book presents new approaches for skin aging and photocarcinogenesis and topical formulations based on nanocarrier systems for skin disorders. It discusses cosmeceuticals, laser, photodynamic therapy, and melatonin-based treatments as important strategies for photoaging management. Photodynamic...

Biosimilars and Interchangeable Biologics: Strategic Elements

Sarfaraz K. Niazi
July 26, 2017

What’s the Deal with Biosimilars? Biosimilars are gaining momentum as new protein therapeutic candidates that can help fill a vital need in the healthcare industry. The biological drugs are produced by recombinant DNA technology that allows for large-scale production and an overall reduction time...

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications

Claudio N. Cavasotto
July 26, 2017

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications provides a comprehensive, unified, and in-depth overview of the current methodological strategies in computer-aided drug discovery and design. Its main aims are to introduce the theoretical framework and algorithms,...

Delivery Strategies for Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapeutics

Saghir Akhtar
July 13, 2017

With contributions from leading experts, this book is the first to focus solely on addressing the problems and reviewing the strategies currently being used to improve the delivery of antisense nucleic acids. Important delivery issues, such as improving biological stability, improving cell-specific...