Biomedical Applications of Natural Proteins

An Emerging Era in Biomedical Sciences

  • Dhiraj Kumar
  • Rajesh R. Kundapur

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology book series (BRIEFSBIOCHEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dhandapani Saravanan, T. V. Ayeshvaryaa
    Pages 1-30
  3. Rajesh R. Kundapur, Dhiraj Kumar
    Pages 31-39
  4. Dhiraj Kumar, Param Dev, R. Venkatesh Kumar
    Pages 41-49
  5. Muthumanickkam Andiappan, Subramanian Sundaramoorthy
    Pages 51-64
  6. Shyam Kumar Vootla, Cho Chong Su, Syed Iqbal Masanakatti
    Pages 65-77
  7. Nangue Arlette Vyry Wouatsa
    Pages 79-88
  8. Richa Sharma, Namrita Lall, Navneet Kishore
    Pages 89-100
  9. Prabhat Ranjan, Asmita Dey, Vinod Praveen Sharma, Neeraj Kumar Tiwari
    Pages 101-113
  10. Bhanu Pratap Singh Gautam, Manjul Gondwal, Navneet Kishore
    Pages 115-128
  11. Vijay K. Vishvakarma, Kamlesh Kumari, Rajan Patel, Prashant Singh, Gopal K. Mehrotra, Ramesh Chandra
    Pages 129-148

About this book


This book is intended as a reference guide for graduate students, postgraduate students and researchers with a basic knowledge of protein chemistry who would like to know more about the biomedical applications of natural proteins to promote healthier lives.

The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which explains different natural proteins and their established biomedical applications. The first chapter extensively deals with protein based natural fibers and provides an overview of all protein based fibers currently available.  In turn, chapter two mainly focuses on the biomedical applications of a special class of proteins called Heat Shock Proteins; the biomedical applications of silkworm pupae proteins are dealt in chapter three. Chapter four examines an interesting use of Eri silk fibroin as a biomaterial for Tissue Engineering, while chapter five discusses the key experimental details involved in converting Tasar silk sericin into self-assembled nanoparticles. Chapter six offers brief descriptions of bioactive proteins with respect to their sources, synthesis and applications. Chapter seven is dedicated to Interleukine-8 and its role in human life, while chapter eight addresses the importance of natural proteins in infectious diseases. Chapter nine explores the issue of excess intake of dietary proteins and its adverse effects, and finally, chapter ten discusses the efficiency of drug delivery systems made up of gelatin nanocomposites.

The book is above all intended as a valuable resource for students and researchers alike, sparking their curiosity with regard to the applications of natural proteins and motivating them to focus their own energies on the discovery or identification of additional natural proteins for diverse biomedical uses.


Animal proteins Biomedical applications Natural proteins Plant proteins Silk proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhiraj Kumar
    • 1
  • Rajesh R. Kundapur
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Zoology, School of Life ScienceGuru Ghasidas VishwavidyalayaBilaspurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Molecular BiologyNational AIDS Research InstitutePuneIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2490-7
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2491-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9353
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-9361
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