Protein Crosslinking

Nutritional and Medical Consequences

  • Mendel Friedman

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Mendel Friedman
    Pages 49-50
  3. M. Sternberg, C. Y. Kim
    Pages 73-84
  4. John W. Finley, John T. Snow, Philip H. Johnston, Mendel Friedman
    Pages 85-92
  5. Raymond S. Asquith, Michael S. Otterburn
    Pages 93-121
  6. John W. Finley, Mendel Friedman
    Pages 123-130
  7. John R. Whitaker, Robert E. Feeney
    Pages 155-175
  8. G. Ebert, Ch. Ebert
    Pages 197-204
  9. Ch. Ebert, G. Ebert, G. Rossmeissl
    Pages 205-211
  10. Mendel Friedman, John W. Finley, Lai-Sue Yeh
    Pages 213-224
  11. Richard F. Hurrell, Kenneth J. Carpenter
    Pages 225-238
  12. Michael Otterburn, Michael Healy, William Sinclair
    Pages 239-262
  13. Henning Klostermeyer, Ernst H. Reimerdes
    Pages 263-275
  14. Brian Milligan, Leo A. Holt
    Pages 277-284
  15. Mark A. Stahmann
    Pages 285-298
  16. M. Tanaka, M. Kimiagar, Tung-Ching Lee, C. O. Chichester
    Pages 321-341
  17. Theodore P. Labuza, Rita M. Warren, Henry C. Warmbier
    Pages 379-418
  18. Hironaga Hashiba, Ikunori Koshiyama, Danji Fukushima
    Pages 419-448
  19. John P. Cherry, Kay H. McWatters, Josephine Miller, A. Lorne Shewfelt
    Pages 503-530
  20. Norma P. Stimler, Marvin L. Tanzer
    Pages 675-697
  21. R. A. Anwar, G. E. Gerber, K. H. Baig
    Pages 709-727
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 729-740

About this book


The word crosslinking implies durable combination of usually large, distinct elements at specific places to create a new entity that has different properties as a result of the union. In the case of proteins, such crosslinking often results in important changes in chemical, physical, functional, nutritional, and biome­ dical properties, besides physical properties simply related to molecular size and shape. (Nucleic acids, carbohydrates~ glyco­ proteins, and other biopolymers are correspondingly affected.) Since proteins are ubiquitous, the consequences of their crosslin­ king are widespread and often profound. Scientists from many dis­ ciplines including organic chemistry, biochemistry, protein chemis­ try, food science, nutrition, radiation biology, pharmacology, physiology, medicine, and dentistry are, therefore, very much inte­ rested in protein crosslinking reactions and their implications. Because protein crosslinking encompasses so many disciplines, in organizing the Symposium on Nutritional and Biochemical Consequences of Protein Crosslinking sponsored by the Protein Subdivision of the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, I sought participants with the broadest possible range of interests, yet with a common concern for theoretical and practical aspects of protein crosslinking. An important function of a symposium is to catalyze progress by bringing together ideas and experiences needed for interaction among different, yet related disciplines. To my pleasant surprize, nearly everone invited came to San Francisco to participate.


agriculture biology biopolymer carbohydrates chemistry food medicine nucleic acid nutrition physiology polymer protein reactions society system

Editors and affiliations

  • Mendel Friedman
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Regional Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Research ServiceBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9115-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9113-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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