Cofactor Biosynthesis: A Mechanistic Perspective

Edited by

  • Tadgh Begley, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

Editor-in-Chief:

  • Gerald Litwack, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

The longest running serial published by Academic Press continues its well-respected run with Volume 61, a special volume in which a guest editor has come on board and has assembled some well-known contributors who are international authorities in the field. Together they tackle some of the latest topics in the field such as riboflavin and folate biosynthesis, biotin and lipoic acid biosynthesis, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide biosynthesis, biosynthesis of vitamin B6 and structurally related derivatives, pantothenic acid and coenzyme A biosynthesis, mechanistic biosynthesis of protein-derived redox cofactors, ascorbic acid biosynthesis, biosynthesis of menaquinone and ubiquinone - Vitamin B12 biosynthesis, biosynthesis of the methanogenic cofactors, and thiamin biosynthesis.
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Audience

Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting edge reviews concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and cofactors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control and signal transduction are likely to be interested.

 

Book information

  • Published: December 2000
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-709861-6


Table of Contents

Preface.Biosynthesis of Riboflavin, A. Bacher, S. Eberhardt, W. Eisenreich, M. Fischer, S. Herz, B. Illarionov, K. Kis, and G. Richter.Biosynthesis of Biotin and Lipoic Acid, A. Marquet, B.T.S. Bui, and D. Florentin.The Biosynthesis of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotides in Bacteria, T. Begley, C. Kinsland, R.A. Mehl, A. Osterman, and P. Dorrestein.Biosynthesis of Vitamin B6 and Structurally Related Derivatives, C. Drewke and E. Leistner.The Biosynthesis of Coenzyme A in Bacteria, T. Begley, C. Kinsland, and E. Strauss.Biosynthesis of Menaquinone (Vitamin K2) and Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q): A Perspective on Enzymatic Mechanisms, R. Meganathan.Mechanisms of Biosynthesis of Protein-Derived Redox Cofactors, B. Schwartz and J.P. Klinman.L-Ascorbic Acid Biosynthesis, N. Smirnoff.Multiple Biosynthetic Pathways for Vitamin B12: Variations on a Central Theme, C.A. Roessner, P.J. Santander, and A.I. Scott.Biosynthesis of the Methanogenic Cofactors, R.H. White.Appendixes.Index.