Methylation: From DNA, RNA and Histones to Diseases and Treatment

The main purpose of this book is to provide information about the importance of methylation mechanisms in human health and disease. The book, covers the basic mechanism of DNA and protein methylation, aiming at the advanced undergraduate and graduate biomedical students and researchers working in the epigenetic area. Alterations in the normal DNA methylation processes are known to have major consequences for embryonic development and...

Urban Aerosols and Their Impacts

Urban aerosols have been identified as important species of concern due to their potential health and environmental impacts. This symposium series book will describe the basic chemistry and physics determining the impacts of aerosol species and will highlight the research results from the measurements that were taken following the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11/01. The WTC tragedy led to the release of millions of p...

Physicochemical Hydrodynamics

Since the first publication of the book, a surge of interest in physicochemical hydrodynamics (PCH) has produced a flurry of advances in the field, as researchers became aware of the subject’s practical applications across numerous disciplines. The Second Edition of Ronald F. Probstein’s Physicochemical Hydrodynamics is significantly expanded and revised to provide increased coverage of the field. All of the material was supplemented...

Helical Wormlike Chains in Polymer Solutions, Second Edition

This book presents the "helical wormlike chain" model – a general model for both flexible and semiflexible polymer chains. It explains how statistical-mechanical, hydrodynamic, and dynamic theories of their solution properties can be developed on the basis of this model. This new second edition has been carefully updated and thoroughly revised. It includes a new chapter covering "Simulation and More on Excluded-Volume Effects", as we...

Insecticides: Development of Safer and More Effective Technologies

This book contains 20 chapters about the impact, environmental fate, modes of action, efficacy, and non-target effects of insecticides. The chapters are divided into 7 parts. Part 1 covers the non-target effects of insecticides, whereas part 2 is dedicated to integrated methods for pest control, in which insecticides are an important element for diminishing the populations of insect pests. Part 3 includes chapters about the non-chemi...


This book provides the maximum of information approaching issues as probiotics in food, health, biotechnological aspects and the use of probiotics in aquaculture for all that need them trying with this to help many people at worldwide. Over the last few decades the prevalence of studies about probiotics strains has dramatically grown in most regions of the world. Probiotics are specific strains of microorganisms, which when served to...

Glucocorticoids: New Recognition of Our Familiar Friend

This book aims to introduce the latest findings relating to glucocorticoids, either freshly from the laboratory or from clinical case studies, and to open up a new angle of looking at the issue of balancing the therapeutic benefits and side effects brought up by glucocorticoids. As one class of the most important steroid hormones, glucocorticoids have long been recognised and their therapeutic benefits have been widely used in clinic...

Nonionic Surfactants: Polyoxyalkylene Block Copolymers

Focuses on copolymers made from sequential block polymerizations of ethylene oxide, propylene oxide and 1, 2-butylene oxide. This text presents the latest applications of polyoxyalkylene block copolymers in areas such as medicine, coal and petroleum, plastics, emulsion polymerization, paper, photography, personal care and cleaner systems. It offers in-depth coverage of the subject from synthesis and analysis to toxicology and environ...

The Economic Utilisation of Food Co-Products

As the world’s population continues to grow so does the demand for food, and in consequence the amount of material left over from food production. No longer considered simply as "waste", many food co-products are being identified as economically-viable raw materials and their potential is enhanced by modern processing technologies and the biorefinery concept. This book presents a general overview of the current situation, with perspe...

Validation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Second Edition

Much has happened in the area of bulk pharmaceutical good manufacturing practice (GMP) and validation since the first publication of Validation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Revised, updated, and expanded, this second edition includes new chapters addressing postapproval changes, technology transfer, international cGMP guidelines/FDA guidance progress, and facility inspection issues. The basic philosophy and principles of GMP...