Egg Bioscience and Biotechnology / Edition 1

Egg Bioscience and Biotechnology / Edition 1

by Yoshinori Mine PhD
     
 

Cracking the secret of eggs A comprehensive reference that covers all egg components and their known bioactive compounds

In the last decade, numerous studies have characterized the diverse biophysiological functions of egg components and their biologically active substances. Hen eggs are now understood to contain substances with applications that can improve

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Cracking the secret of eggs A comprehensive reference that covers all egg components and their known bioactive compounds

In the last decade, numerous studies have characterized the diverse biophysiological functions of egg components and their biologically active substances. Hen eggs are now understood to contain substances with applications that can improve human and animal health. With contributions from leading scientists from Canada, Japan, France, and the United States, Egg Bioscience and Biotechnology compiles the most recent advances in the study and use of the bioactive egg components into one definitive reference that:

  • Organizes information according to the parts of the egg: egg shell and membranes; albumen; and yolk
  • Includes chapters on egg structure and chemical composition; recent proteomic and genomic analyses of the eggshell; utilization of refined eggshell as a source of dietary calcium and eggshell membrane as a biological dressing for skin injuries; the biochemical and molecular characteristics of egg allergens; the production of novel proteins in eggs; and more
  • Features a detailed discussion of the biological activities of egg white and egg yolk components, covering: novel antimicrobial activities; antiadhesive properties; hypercholesterolemic activity; immunomodulatory, anticancer, and antihypertensive activities; and antioxidant properties
  • Covers protease inhibitors, nutrient bioavailability, and antibody and functional lipids
  • Provides a perspective on the future of egg science and technology and the potential to increase the value of eggs and their specific benefits for human and animal health

Assimilating the latest advances and findings in one comprehensive reference, this is a core resource for scientists in the food, nutrition, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, poultry, and biotechnology industries, as well as an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate students in related fields or in poultry science programs.

YOSHINORI MINE, PHD, is a Professor and Chair of Egg Material Science in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Mine has edited several books and authored numerous book chapters and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470039984
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

YOSHINORI MINE, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of Egg Material Science in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Mine has edited several books and authored numerous book chapters, and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Contributors.

1 Structure and Chemical Compositions of Eggs (Eunice C. Y. Li-Chan and Hyun-Ock Kim).

2 Biosynthesis and Structural Assembly of Eggshell Components (M. T. Hincke, O. Wellman-Labadie, M. D. McKee, J. Gautron, Y. Nys, and K, Mann)

3 Bioavailability and Physiological Function of Eggshells and Eggshell Membranes (Y. Masuda and H. Hiramatsu).

4 Bioactive Components in Egg White (Y. Mine and I. D'Silva)

5 Bioactive Components in Egg Yolk (Hajime Hatta, Mahendra P. Kapoor, and Lekh Raj Juneja).

6 Egg Allergens (Marie Yang and Yoshinori Mine).

7 Production of Novel Proteins in Chicken Eggs (Robert J. Etches).

8 Egg Products Industry and Future Perspectives (Glenn W. Froning).

Index.

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