With contributions from internationally recognized experts, Food Safety of Proteins in Agricultural Biotechnology comprehensively addresses how toxicology testing of proteins should be accomplished and how protein safety assessments should be carried out. Beginning with a background on protein biology, the book delineates the fundamental difference
Protein Structure and Function in Plants and Animals. The Mode of Action of Bacterial Protein Toxins: The Role of Conformational Changes in the Life Cycle of a Protein Toxin. Safety Assessment of Bacillus thuringiensis and Bt Crops Used in Insect Control. Ecological Safety Assessment of Insecticidal Proteins Introduced into Biotech Crops. The Safety of Microbial Enzymes Used in Food Processing. Safety Assessment of Biotechnology-Derived Therapeutic Drugs. The Food Safety Assessment of Bovine Somatotropin (bST). Assessment of Food Proteins for Allergenic Potential. Methods for Estimating the Intake of Proteins in Food. Safety Assessment of Proteins Used in Crops Developed through Agricultural Biotechnology: Industry Perspective. The Safety Assessment of Proteins Introduced into Crops Developed through Agricultural Biotechnology: A Consolidated Approach to Meet Current and Future Needs. Index.