Biochemistry of Metabolism

Biochemistry of Metabolism

The Biochemistry of Plants

1st Edition - November 19, 1987

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  • Editor: David D. Davies
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220390

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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



    Contents of Other Volumes

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  • No. of pages: 402
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: November 19, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220390

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