D-amino acids have been considered as unnatural amino acids and it has been the common belief that D-amino acids are not present in eukaryotes. However, improvements and developments of analytic methods have shown the D-amino acids are present in a considerable amount of eukaryotes and even in humans. Some of them have been shown to have physiological functions. In this book, all aspects of D-amino acid research are described: analytic methods for D-amino acids,the presence of various D-amino acids in a wide variety of organisms, nutritional aspects of D-amino acids, anabolic and catabolic enzymes for D-amino acids, physiological significance of D-amino acids, pathology of D-amino acids, industrial aspect of D-amino acids etc.
|Title of host publication||D-Amino Acids: A New Frontier in Amino Acid and Protein Research - Practical Methods and Protocols|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||1600210759, 9781600210754|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
Lee, J. A., & Homma, H. (2007). Preparation of a polyclonal antiserum against D-Aspartate. In D-Amino Acids: A New Frontier in Amino Acid and Protein Research - Practical Methods and Protocols (pp. 191-201). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..