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Cover for Antimicrobial peptides: discovery, design and novel therapeutic strategies.

This book contains 14 chapters focusing on discovery, classification and functional diversity of antimicrobial peptides; structural and functional diversity of cathelicidins; disulfide-linked defensins; prediction and design of antimicrobial peptides - methods and applications to genomes and...

Author(s)
Wang GuangShun
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390394)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prediction and design of antimicrobial peptides: methods and applications to genomes and proteomes.

The growing antibiotic resistance issue requires the search for novel antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are potent innate defence molecules that constitute useful templates for antimicrobial design. The establishment of databases facilitates the development of computer algorithms...

Author(s)
Wang GuangShun
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Discovery and characterization of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8.

This chapter describes how the elusive UV-B photoreceptor, UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8 (UVR8), was eventually discovered. The structure and mechanism of action of this protein are also discussed.

Author(s)
Jenkins, G. I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648590)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Proteomics in studying the molecular mechanism of fibre degradation.

The degradation of plant cell walls by ruminants is of major economic importance in the developed as well as the developing world. Rumen fermentation and degradation of cell wall relies on the cooperation between the microorganisms that produce fibrolytic enzymes and the host animal, which provides ...

Author(s)
Singh, N. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Frost tolerance in plants.

Understanding and improving the cold hardiness of plants has been an endeavour that has been pursued since the onset of studying plant biology. Advances in biotechnology have allowed us to move beyond structure and physiology to identifying and understanding the role of specific genes and proteins. ...

Author(s)
Gusta, L. V.; Wisniewski, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939953)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Proteome and antigens of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium avium</i> subsp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">paratuberculosis</i>.

This chapter discusses the proteome and antigen analysis of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis using various whole cell preparations and fractionated components.

Author(s)
Bannantine, J. P.; Paustian, M. L.; Kapur, V.; Eda, S.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936136)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Proteomic analyses in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Giardia</i>.

The parasitic protozoan Giardia intestinalis is a worldwide cause of diarrhoea, but the mechanism of disease remains elusive. The parasite colonizes the small intestinal epithelium, known to be a sensor for the presence of enteric pathogens, without invading or causing severe inflammation....

Author(s)
Palm, D.; Svärd, S. G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Proteomic and genomic approaches to understanding the 'power plant' of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptosporidium</i>.

Cryptosporidium spp. are important parasites of humans and animals for which current therapies are extremely limited. In order to target the biology of this unusual organism, a fuller understanding of its biochemistry, including the role of its subcellular organelles, is required. Genomics has...

Author(s)
Putignani, L.; Sanderson, S. J.; Russo, C.; Kissinger, J.; Menichella, D.; Wastling, J. M.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Paratuberculosis: organism, disease, control.

This book discusses the history, prevalence, economic costs, disease control, diagnosis, vaccine development, aetiological agent, and control programmes of paratuberculosis in ruminants. Topics discussed are: history of paratuberculosis; prevalence and economics of infection of Mycobacterium avium...

Author(s)
Behr, M. A.; Collins, D. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936136)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Interactions between plant and virus proteomes in susceptible hosts: identification of new targets for antiviral strategies.

Plant viruses are obligate parasites that depend on their hosts for each step of their replication cycle. Host factors that facilitate the replication of the viral genome and its subsequent spread throughout the plant have been characterized and include, but are not limited to: translation factors, ...

Author(s)
Sanfaçon, H.; Jovel, J.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932886)
Type
Book chapter

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