Radicals--short lived, reactive molecules--are thought to play a major role in many oxidative processes within cells and to have implications in several human diseases, carcinogenesis, and aging. This unique and comprehensive volume brings together up-to-date information on the oxidation of amino acids, peptides, and proteins by free radicals and discusses the roles of such processes in biological systems. Topics include: the chemistry of amino acid and protein oxidation; the biochemical consequences of these reactions; the role of protein oxidation in normal physiology; the potential importance of protein oxidation in human health, including aging, heart disease, cancer, inflammation, and neurodegenerative diseases; and the possible prevention of disease processes by antioxidants and other protective strategies. Drawing on the latest research across a range of disciplines, this book will be important reading for researchers and graduate and postdoctoral students in the fields of radical biochemistry, physiology, and pathology.
`This comprehensive text includes a great deal of relevant information on this important topic and discusses protein oxidation in many biological systems.' Aslib Book Guide, vol.63, no.2, Feb.98 `This is an excellent and long-overdue book...this excellent book should be widely read by everyone in the free radical field. I recommend it highly.' Halliwell, Free Rad.Res,Vol.29
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 8th January 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.8