Current and Future Developments in Physiology

Control of Pancreatic Beta Cell Function and Plasticity in Health and Diabetes

Editor(s): David J. Hill

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Plasticity in insulin-producing cells (β-cells) of the pancreas is a major contributor to metabolic control. Targeted regeneration of pancreatic β-cells for the reversal of diabetes (by optimizing ...
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Veterinary PCR Diagnostics

Veterinary PCR Diagnostics

Author(s): Chengming Wang, Bernhard Kaltenboeck and Mark D. Freeman

PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology has become an indispensable component of routine veterinary diagnostics. However, a number of pitfalls and limiting factors affect its sensitivity and ...
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An Atlas on the Comparative Anatomy of the Retinae of Vertebrates

An Atlas on the Comparative Anatomy of the Retinae of Vertebrates

Author(s): David T. Yew, Maria S. M. Wai and Winnie W. Y. Li

This atlas covers basic as well as novel information on the retinae of various representative vertebrates including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The book consists of over 200 ...
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Biochemical and Biological Effects of Organotins

Biochemical and Biological Effects of Organotins

Editor(s): Alessandra Pagliarani, Fabiana Trombetti and Vittoria Ventrella

Organotins are widespread contaminants especially of water environments. Their chemically versatile structure makes organotin compounds able to bind to a variety of biomolecules thus widely affecting ...
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Transcription Factors CREB and NF-κB: Involvement in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Formation

Transcription Factors CREB and NF-κB: Involvement in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Formation

Editor(s): Benedict C. Albensi

The main theme of this book is to critically survey the role of two recognized protein molecules (i.e., transcription factors) in processes of human memory. In addition, authors provided recent data ...
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Dynamical Processes In Atomic And Molecular Physics

Dynamical Processes In Atomic And Molecular Physics

Editor(s): Gennadi Ogurtsov and Danielle Dowek

Atomic and molecular physics underlie a basis for our knowledge of fundamental processes in nature and technology and in such applications as solid state physics, chemistry and biology. In recent ...
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A Handbook of Oral Physiology and Oral Biology

A Handbook of Oral Physiology and Oral Biology

Author(s): Anastasios K. Markopoulos

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the part of dentistry that links basic physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms to frequently encountered problems in dental practice. Themes ...
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Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Resistance

Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Resistance

Author(s): Leszek Szablewski

Glucose homeostasis and insulin resistance presents a broad overview of the molecular, biochemical and clinical aspects of glucose metabolism and glucose resistance. The book serves to acquaint the ...
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Oocyte Maturation and Fertilization: A Long History for a Short Event

Oocyte Maturation and Fertilization: A Long History for a Short Event

Editor(s): Elisabetta Tosti and Raffaele Boni

Events of reproduction occurring from meiotic resumption of the immature oocyte up to its exit from the second meiotic block following activation will be revealed. Morphological modifications of the ...
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Mycofactories

Mycofactories

Editor(s): Ana Lúcia Leitão

Fungi are extremely versatile microorganisms as a biotechnology tool having the advantage of being relatively easy to grow, thus making them suitable for large scale production. Fungi have been ...
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Plant Transformation Technology Revolution in Last Three Decades Volume Title: Historical Technology Developments

Plant Transformation Technology Revolution in Last Three Decades Volume Title: Historical Technology Developments

Editor(s): Yinghui Dan

Co-Editor(s): David W. Ow

Plant transformation technology has played a critical role in advancing biotechnology and fundamental research and evolved as a science. This book describes the breakthrough technologies in all ...
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Synthesis and Biological Applications of Glycoconjugates

Synthesis and Biological Applications of Glycoconjugates

Author(s): Olivier Renaudet and Nicolas Spinelli

The interactions between carbohydrates and proteins have been extensively explored in a wide range of physiological and pathological processes over several decades. The recent emergence of glycomics ...
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Amelogenins: Multifaceted Proteins for Dental and Bone Formation and Repair

Amelogenins: Multifaceted Proteins for Dental and Bone Formation and Repair

Editor(s): Michel Goldberg

This volume is the 1st in a series of Ebooks that bridges the gap between advances in science and clinical practice in odontology. Recent advances in biology, materials science and tissue engineering ...
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