Globulins: Biochemistry, Production and Role in Immunity

Sheila D. Milford (Editor)

Series: Protein Biochemistry, Synthesis, Structure and Cellular Functions
BISAC: SCI007000

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Globulins are plasma proteins mostly synthesized by liver and lymphatic tissues. They fall into á-globulins (antiprotease / protease globulins), â-globulins (carrier globulins) and ã-globulin (immuno globulins). More in particular, an immuno globulin is a serum glycoprotein with an Y-shaped quaternary structure, secreted by activated plasma cells in response to a foreign macromolecule. This book discusses the role of immunoglobulins in monoclonal gammopathies; the role of immunoglobulins in anaphylaxis; the biochemical characteristics, and nutraceutical and technological uses of amaranth globulins; and seed storage globulins. (Imprint: Novinka )

Preface

Chapter 1 - The Role of Immunoglobulins in Monoclonal Gammopathies (pp. 1-28)
Maria Gkotzamanidou and Evangelos Terpos (LeBow Institute for Myeloma Therapeutics and Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US, and others)

Chapter 2 - The Role of Immunoglobulins in Anaphylaxis (pp. 29-40)
Luca Roncati and Giuseppe Barbolini (Department of Diagnostic and Clinical Medicine and of Public Health, Section of Pathology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy)

Chapter 3 - Biochemical Characteristics, and Nutraceutical and Technological Uses of Amaranth Globulins (pp. 41-70)
Oliviert Martínez-Cruz, Francisco Cabrera-Chávez and Octavio Paredes-López (Departamento de Investigación y Posgrado en Alimentos, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, México, and others)

Chapter 4 - Seed Storage Globulins: Their Descent from Bacterial Ancestors and Mechanisms of Degradation (pp. 71-104)
Andrei D. Shutov and Karl A. Wilson (Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry, Moldova State University, Republic of Moldova, and others)

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