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Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidases in Health and Disease

Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidases in Health and Disease by Martin Hildebrandt
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidases, held September 26-28, 2002, in Berlin, Germany.

Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidases exert a potent modulatory role at an interface between immune mechanisms, metabolic responses and neuroendocrine pathways. Experimental models and clinical studies addressing the role of these enzymes and the effect of specific inhibitors pave the way to novel therapeutic concepts in immunology, rheumatology, oncology, reproductive medicine and diabetes.

Leading experts in this field have contributed to this book which presents a state-of-the-art view on these enzymes, at a time when our understanding of their function is growing ever more rapidly and therapeutic options become imminent. The sections of the book focus on various topics:

- Structure and function of dipeptidyl aminopeptidases,
- DPP IV-like proteins,
- Immune mechanisms and immune disorders,
- Cancer and angiogenesis,
- Diabetes and metabolism,
- Therapeutic implications.

Springer US; April 2006
392 pages; ISBN 9780306479205
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Title: Dipeptidyl Aminopeptidases in Health and Disease
Author: Martin Hildebrandt; Burghard Klapp; Torsten Hoffmann; Hans-Ulrich Demuth
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