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Amylase Molecular Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Drug Development

Qamar Abbas

University of Sindh


α-Amylase Pathology of Obesity Amylase Inhibitors in Diabetes Hyperglycemia Pharmaceutics Food Industry Recombination Amylases 3D Structures Microbial Amylase Production Characterization Molecular Docking Animal Models

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The main aim of this project is to collect and summarize fascinating and valuable recent discoveries especially of several amylases of new types; studies of kinetic mechanisms of amylase and their inhibitors, catalyzed reactions and their natural and synthetic inhibitors, applications of amylases to industry, drug development, computer aided drug design and phylogenic evolutionary relationship of amylase. This book also contains those which are useful for further conversion of amylase reaction products from the point of view of pharmaceutical application. The purpose of the book is to present, in concise form, the most reliable and factual information about the enzymatic properties and application of amylases and their natural and synthetic inhibitors. The book aims to serve as a source of information and material for researchers and scientist working in academic and industrial fields using amylases inhibitors for the designing the drugs against diabetes and obesity.

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Date completed: October 21st 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 10th 2020

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Review results due: March 30th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 29th 2020

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About the editor

Qamar Abbas

University of Sindh

Dr Qamar Abbas Solangi obtained his MSc and MPhil (Zoology, Animal Physiology) from the Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan and PhD from the Kongju National University, Gongju, Korea (South). He is the author of 45 high impact research articles and 20 abstracts. He has organized and participated in numerous international and national conferences. He is a member of various research societies. His fields of interest are natural drug discovery and testing, reproductive physiology, In-vitro, In-vivo and In-silico testing of synthetic and natural compounds.

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