Biochemistry of Metabolism - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126754117, 9781483220390

Biochemistry of Metabolism

1st Edition

The Biochemistry of Plants

Editors: David D. Davies
eBook ISBN: 9781483220390
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th November 1987
Page Count: 402
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The Biochemistry of Plants: A Comprehensive Treatise, Volume 11: Biochemistry of Metabolism provides information pertinent to the chemical and biochemical aspects of metabolism. This book discusses the control mechanisms of metabolism.

Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the history of biochemistry and discusses the developments in the kinetics of regulatory enzymes. This text then examines a theory that explains how subunit interactions modulate the rate of conversion of a substrate into a product. Other chapters consider some relation between cell-wall elongation and cell-wall charge density and explore the subcellular localization of the enzymes of glycolysis. This book discusses as well the regulation of glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway. The final chapter deals with the pathways of C1 metabolism that are of prime importance, as the synthesis of several cellular constituents depends directly or indirectly on folate metabolism.

This book is a valuable resource for plant biochemists, neurobiochemists, molecular biologists, senior graduate students, and research workers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

General Preface

Preface to Volume 11

1 Introduction: A History of the Biochemistry of Plant Respiration

I. Introduction

II. Enzymology

III. The Control of Metabolism

IV. Biological Oxidations

V. Organelles and Metabolism

VI. The Crystal Ball


2 Control of Metabolism

I. Introduction

II. The Conceptual Basis

III. The Algebraic Basis

IV. The Experimental Basis


3 Enzyme Regulation

I. Introduction

II. The Cooperative Response as an Intrinsic Property of an Enzyme

III. The Cooperative Response and Ultrasensitivity of an Enzyme as a Systemic Property

IV. Conclusions


4 The Regulation of Glycolysis and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway

I. Introduction

II. Regulation of Glycolysis

III. Regulation of the Pentose Phosphate Pathway


5 Control Involving Adenine and Pyridine Nucleotides

I. Introduction

II. Turnover of Adenine Nucleotides

III. Turnover of Pyridine Nucleotides

IV. Methods for the Analysis of Nucleotides in Plant Tissues

V. Variations of Nucleotides in Vivo

VI. Contribution of Nucleotides to Metabolic Control

VII. Conclusion


6 Electron Transfer and Oxidative Phosphorylation in Plant Mitochondria

I. Introduction

II. Mechanisms of Electron Transport

III. Energetics of Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation

IV. Mitochondrial Genes for the Electron-Chain and ATPase Components

V. Conclusion


7 Regulation of Mitochondrial Respiration

I. Respiratory Control in Isolated Mitochondria

II. Regulation of Mitochondrial Respiration in Vivo

III. Mitochondrial Glycine Oxidation During Photorespiration

IV. Role of Mitochondria in C4 and CAM Metabolism

V. Role of Mitochondria in Nitrate Assimilation


8 Metabolism of Activated Oxygen Species

I. Introduction

II. Chemical Species of Oxygen and Their Reactivities

III. Oxygen Utilization in the Plant Cell

IV. Oxygen Activation in Relation to Growth, Development, and Degradation

V. Oxygen Detoxification


9 Folate Biochemistry and the Metabolism of One-Carbon Units

I. Introduction

II. Techniques for the Isolation and Assay of Folate Derivatives

III. The Biosynthesis of Folylpolyglutamate Derivatives

IV. The Folate-Dependent Metabolism of Glycine and Serine

V. The Interconversion of C1 Units: C1-Tetrahydrofolate Synthase

VI. The Utilization of C1 Units



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