Salts of Amino Acids

Author: Michel Fleck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319062999
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Over the last decades, amino acids have been found to be of importance in many fields of science. Apart from their biological function, this family of organic compounds has been employed in the synthesis of a vast variety of salts, with impact on areas such as materials science, pharmaceutical or physical research. This covers a wide range, from the discovery of important ferroelectrics or non-linear optical materials to nutrients, flavor enhancers or drugs. This book describes amino acids and their salts with cations, anions and inorganic compounds from a chemical, physical and crystallographical point of view. Additional data on structural properties, crystal growth and the relation of structure and physical properties of amino acid salts is discussed.

Limits of Life

Author: Cyril Ponnamperuma
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400990855
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This volume is the fourth in the series of the Proceedings of the College Park Colloquia on Chemical Evolution. These Colloquia, and the resulting Proceedings, are presented in the interest of fostering the impact of the interdisciplinary nature of chemical evolu tion on contemporary scientific thought. vii EDITORS'INTRODUCTION The Fourth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution was held on October 18 - 20, 1978 at the University of Maryland. The meeting, supported by the National Aero nautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation, centered on the variable environments, both past and present, in which living organisms have survived, grown, and evolved - the limits of life. Previous colloquia had emphasized the Giant Planets (1974) 1, Early Life during the Precambrian (1975)2 and Comparative Planetology (1976)3. The College Park Colloquia have been noted for the broad interdisciplinary nature of the training and interests of the participants. The fourth meeting was no ex ception with the participation of approximately 85 researchers, representing many academic fields. As with previous meetings, the interdisciplinary approach to the question of the limits of life encouraged the exchange of knowledge and information. A major scientific aspiration is to understand why living systems are restricted to certain environments.

Amino Acid Chelation in Human and Animal Nutrition

Author: H. DeWayne Ashmead
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439897689
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Although introduction of amino acid chelates in mineral nutrition initially met considerable skepticism and controversy, the greater absorption and bioavailability of amino acid chelated minerals compared to nonchelated minerals have been well-documented for decades. Amino Acid Chelation in Human and Animal Nutrition compiles published chemical, nutritional, and clinical studies with new unpublished research. It interprets the combined data for the first time to explain why the body responds to an amino acid chelate differently than it does to inorganic metal salts. Focusing on digestion, the book follows how chelates are absorbed from the stomach and intestines into the mucosal tissue, their movement from the mucosal tissue into the blood, and uptake into tissue and organ cells. Amino Acid Chelation in Human and Animal Nutrition compares amino acid chelate absorption and metabolism and that of inorganic salts of the same minerals. This book mainly focuses on the ingestion of amino acid metal chelates as a way to optimize mineral absorption, but it also provides a fundamental discussion of chelation chemistry. The author includes his own results, as well as alternate interpretations of the results of numerous studies of animal and human amino acid mineral chelate digestion and absorption. The views published in this book are solely the author’s views and do not reflect the views of his company, Albion Laboratories.

Metabolism and Nutrition for the Acute Care Patient An Issue of Surgical Clinics E Book

Author: Stanley Dudrick
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455709298
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This Surgical Clinics issue is Part 1 of a special two part issue on nutrition and metabolism of the surgical patient, co-guest edited by Dr. Stanley Dudrick, a pioneer in total parenteral nutrition. Part 1, guest edited by Dr. Dudrick and Dr. Juan Sanchez present topics on nutrition and metabolism for the acutely ill patient. Topics will include: metabolic considerations in management of surgical patients, sepsis associated with nutrition support of surgical patients, parenteral nutrition and nutrition support of surgical patients, cachexia and refeeding Syndrome, prevention and treatment of intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) in neonates and children, adjuvant nutrition management of patients with liver failure, comprehensive management of patients with enteric fistulas, nutrition management of patients with malignancies of the head and neck , nutrition support of pediatric surgical patients, management of the short bowel syndrome, what, how and how much should burn patients be fed?, nutrition support in trauma and critically ill patients, and nutrition as an adjunct to management of patients with pulmonary failure.


Author: Leha Vorobjeva
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792358848
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This book represents a practical encyclopedia giving information on the unique characteristics and applications of one of the most useful groups of bacteria. This edition differs from those published previously by covering new data obtained by researchers during the last 25 years. Topics covered include: New phylogenetic taxonomy elaborated by modern methods of molecular biology. The peculiarities of the genetic, antimutagenic and reactive properties of propionibacteria in organisms inactivated by different stress factors. The unusual fermentation mechanism, linked with a short chain of electron transport, which generates more energy than the normal modes of fermentation. New functions of vitamin B12 in constructive metabolism, and the ability of B12-deficient cells to switch from an anaerobic to an aerobic style of existence, including the molecular regulation of this metamorphosis. Production of new bacteriocins and new means of propionic acid production, revealing strains producing large quantities of porphyrins, NO and superoxide dismutase. New bacterial combinations for starters in cheese-making and ensilage, increasing the regions of their practical applications. Immunomodulating properties of propionibacteria, and the probiotic characteristics that make them an object of medical and veterinary interest. The book is addressed not only to microbiologists, but also to general biologists, teachers and manufacturers who wish to learn more about the functions of propionic acid bacteria.

Forensic Fingerprints

Author: Max M. Houck
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128006722
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Forensic Fingerprints, the latest in the Advanced Forensic Science Series which grew out of the recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward, serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching fingerprint detection and analysis, and will also prove to be an excellent reference for forensic practitioner libraries and for use in casework. Coverage includes fingerprint science, friction ridge print examination, AFIS, foot and palm prints, and the professional issues practitioners may encounter. Edited by a world-renowned leading forensic expert, this book is a long overdue solution for the forensic science community. Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of interpretation and comparative methods Contains information on the chemistry of print residue and the visualization of latent prints Covers fingerprint science, friction ridge print examination, AFIS, and foot and palm prints Includes a section on professional issues, from crime scene to court, lab reports, health and safety, and certification Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions, and additional reading suggestions

Amino Acids Peptides and Proteins

Author: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9780854042272
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Indispensable reference source for researchers in the pharmaceutical and allied industries, and at the biology/chemistry interface in academia.