Lysozymes: Sources, Functions and Role in Disease


Xu Guan Maang (Editor)
Wei F. Cheung (Editor)

Series: Cell Biology Research Progress, Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI017000

Lysozymes are widely distributed in living organisms, and play an important role in self-defense by destroying the cell walls of pathogenic bacteria upon invasion. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the sources, functions and role in disease of lysozymes. Topics include the adsorption behaviors of lysozyme adsorbed onto moderately hydrophobic surfaces; functional analysis using ESI-MS and NMR spectroscopy in the lysozyme superfamily; functions of lysozymes and identification by MALDI-MS; dissecting lysozyme by single-molecule techniques; the antimicrobial activity and allergenicity of hen egg white lysozymes; human lysozyme amyloid and protein folding; purifying lysozyme from egg whites; and growing hen egg-white lysozyme crystals for neutron experiments. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Adsorption Behaviors of Lysozyme Adsorbed onto Moderately Hydrophobic Surface
(Xin-Peng Geng, Jing-Jing Peng, Jie Geng, Hai-yun Hou, College of Environment & Chemical Engineering, Xi’an Polytechnic University, Xi’an, China, and others)

Recent Developments in the Recovery and Purification of Lysozymes
(Jose D. Fontana, Adelia Grzybowski, Elizabeth Booth Gauthier, Robert D. Tanner, DAQBI / CPGCTA – Academic Department of Chemistry and Biology / Coordination for Graduation on Environmental Science and Technology, UTFPR – Federal Technological University of Parana, R. Dep. Heitor Alencar Furtado, Curitiba, PR., Brazil, and others)

Valence Charge-Transfer Indices and Binding of Lysozyme, Myoglobin and Albumin to Vesicles
(Francisco Torrens, Gloria Castellano, Institut Universitari de Ciència Molecular, Universitat de València, València, Spain, and others)

Lysozyme Superfamily: Progress in Functional Analysis using ESI-MS and NMR Spectroscopy
(Shoko Shinya, Takayuki Ohnuma, Ryszard Brzezinski, Romy K. Scheerle, Johanna Grassmann, Thomas Letzel, Tamo Fukamizo, Department of Advanced Bioscience, Kinki University, Japan, and others)

Functions of Lysozymes and their Identification by MALDI-MS
(Suresh Kumar Kailasa, Hui-Fen Wu, Department of Applied Chemistry, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, India, and others)

Physicochemical Properties of Lysozyme and its Role in Disease
(Kou-Joong Lin, Shiang-Liang Chen, Department of Animal Science, National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan)

Dissecting Lysozyme by Single-Molecule Techniques
(Issa S. Moody, Yongki Choi, Tivoli J. Olsen, Patrick C. Sims, Philip G. Collins, Gregory A. Weiss, Departments of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA)

Hen Egg White Lysozyme: Antimicrobial Activity & Allergenicity
(R. Jiménez-Saiz, M.E. Gordon, W. Carrillo, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, CSIC-UAM), Madrid, Spain, and others)

Human Lysozyme Amyloid from the Viewpoint of Protein Folding
(Kanako Shima, Kazufumi Takano, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, Kyoto Prefectural University, Hangi-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan)

Strategies to Recover and Purify Lysozyme from Egg White
(F.J. Wolman, M.F. Baieli, N. Urtasun, A.A. Navarro del Cañizo, M.V. Miranda, O. Cascone, Cátedra de Microbiología Industrial y Biotecnología. Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Growing Hen Egg-White Lysozyme Crystals for Neutron Experiments
(Elena Magay, Sang Jin Cho, Shin Ae Kim, Neutron Science Division, Basic Science and Technology Department, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea)



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