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June 19, 1937

Die Fermente und ihre Wirkungen

JAMA. 1937;108(25):2162. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780250076031

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Die Fermente und ihre Wirkungen. Von Prof. Carl Oppenheimer, Dr. phil. et med. Supplement. Lieferung 4 (Bd. I: Specieller Teil: Hauptteil 9-12). Paper. Price, $6.80. Pp. 481-640, with illustrations. The Hague: W. Junk, 1936.

The continued compilation and abstracting of the rapidly accumulating literature on enzymes and their actions as presented by Oppenheimer in these supplements to volumes 1 and 2 of his monumental work Die Fermente, edition 5 (1935), should be welcomed by all workers in the field of enzymes. The last two supplements under consideration here cover heteroxidases in general and more specifically those acting on cardiac, uronic acid, and mustard oil glucosides. Polyase action is discussed in detail in conjunction with the modern conception of the structure of the polysaccharides. The preparation, characteristics and differential actions of the different types of amylases are presented fully, with briefer treatment on fructase, inulase, cytases, pectinases and cellulases. Under nucleases

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