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D-Amino Acids

Physiology, Metabolism, and Application

Editors: Yoshimura, Tohru, Nishikawa, Toru, Homma, Hiroshi (Eds.)

  • Describes functions of ᴅ-amino acids comprehensively
  • Chapters are organically arranged for readers’ clearer understanding
  • Written by the world’s leading scientists in the field
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About this book

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the roles of ᴅ-amino acids and latest research findings, to reveal their fascinating aspects and to facilitate better understanding of their important roles in physiology and diseases. It also provides useful hints for the development of drugs and functional foods. ᴅ-Amino acids were once called unnatural amino acids and were considered to be insignificant for eukaryotes especially in mammals. However, different ᴅ-amino acids have been revealed to be distributed in various mammalian tissues and to bear important physiological roles. For example, ᴅ-serine is implicated in memory formation and learning, and its abnormal concentration in tissues have been reported in neurological diseases such as schizophrenia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ᴅ-Aspartate is found in a variety of mammalian tissues, particularly in the central nervous system and the genitals. ᴅ-Aspartate facilitates the endocrine secretion of prolactin, inhibits the secretion of melatonin, and plays a peculiar role in the control of reproductive functions in mammals, including the stimulation of testosterone synthesis. Written by the leading scientists in the field, this book is a valuable source of information for researchers in biochemistry, physiology, and neuroscience, as well as in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Determination of d-Amino Acids and Their Distribution in Mammals

    Miyoshi, Yurika (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Overview

    Nishikawa, Toru

    Pages 21-25

  • Physiological Roles of d-Serine in the Central Nervous System

    Mothet, Jean-Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 27-50

  • Behaviors of Mutant Mice Lacking d-Amino-Acid Oxidase Activity

    Sakaue, Hiroaki (et al.)

    Pages 51-64

  • Physiological Functions of d-Serine Mediated Through δ2 Glutamate Receptors in the Cerebellum

    Kakegawa, Wataru (et al.)

    Pages 65-80

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56077-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56075-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56772-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
D-Amino Acids
Book Subtitle
Physiology, Metabolism, and Application
Editors
  • Tohru Yoshimura
  • Toru Nishikawa
  • Hiroshi Homma
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56077-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56077-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56075-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56772-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 357
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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