Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V7

Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V7

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editor: O Lowenstein
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152884

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Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Volume 7, presents four papers that illustrate a logical progression from evolutionary and genetic aspects of the biochemistry of a family of enzymes to the biochemical. The first study deals with the comparative biochemistry, physiology, and genetics of animal α-amylases. The second study examines the biochemistry of intercellular recognition, which is a component of so many biological phenomena. It covers the evolution of intercellular recognition processes; primitive sex mechanisms as precursors of intercellular recognition; conjugation in single-celled eukaryotes; fertilization in metazoans; cell aggregation as a developmental event in cellular slime molds; aggregation of dissociated sponge cells; and contact cellular interactions during embryonic development. The third paper explores the role of amino acids in neurotransmission. The final paper on the biochemical and biophysical aspects of the complex range of functions of the swimbladder in fishes establishes a link with the higher categories of organismal interaction in the fields of behavior and ecology.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors to Volume 7

    Preface

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    The Comparative Biochemistry, Physiology, and Genetics of Animal α-Amylases

    I. Introduction

    II. Catalytic Activity and Its Quantitation

    III. Purification and Characterization

    IV. Tissue and Organ Distributions

    V. Isozymes

    VI. Genetics

    VII. Regulation of Synthesis and Secretion

    VIII. Comparison to Other Amylases

    IX. Conclusions and Speculations

    References

    The Biochemistry of Intercellular Recognition

    I. Introduction

    II. Background

    III. Evolution of Intercellular Recognition Processes

    IV. Primitive Sex Mechanisms as Precursors of Intercellular Recognition

    V. Conjugation in Single-Celled Eukaryotes

    VI. Fertilization in Metazoans

    VII. Cell Aggregation as a Developmental Event in Cellular Slime Molds

    VIII. Aggregation of Dissociated Sponge Cells

    IX. Contact Cellular Interactions during Embryonic Development

    X. Conclusions

    References

    Amino Acids as Neurotransmitters

    I. Introduction

    II. Neutral Amino Acids

    III. Acidic Amino Acids

    IV. Conclusions

    References

    Physiology and Function of the Swimbladder

    I. Introduction

    II. Gas Composition

    III. Gas Secretion

    IV. Gas Resorption

    V. Buoyancy

    VI. Pressure Sensitivity

    VII. Hearing

    VIII. Sound Production

    IX. Oxygen Source

    References

    Subject Index






Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152884

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O Lowenstein

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