Authors: A.K.M. Shamsuddin, Guang-Yu Yang

Inositol & its Phosphates: Basic Science to Practical Applications

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-008-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-007-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015

Introduction

Inositol and its phosphates are ubiquitous across most life forms, wherein they play important roles in cellular integrity and functions such as signal transduction, DNA damage repair ion transport and mRNA transport. This reference details the biochemistry and industrial applications of inositol and its phosphate derivatives. Topics covered in this book include the use of inositol and its hexaphosphate (IP6) for numerous health benefits – as antioxidants, as an anti-cancer drug, for the management of atherosclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell anemia, and even in fighting tooth decay. Readers will also learn about Industrial applications of Inositol including preservation of food and wine, nanotechnology, lithium ion battery, fuel cell technology etc. Inositol & its Phosphates: Basic Science to Practical Applications is a valuable reference for any researcher or aspiring biomedical professional seeking to know more about this fascinating metabolite.

Contributors

Author(s):
A.K.M. Shamsuddin
The University of Maryland School of Medicine
10 S. Pine Street, MSTF-700
Baltimore, MD 21201-1116
USA


Guang-Yu Yang
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
303 E Chicago Ave, Ward 4-115
Chicago, IL 60611
USA