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Biochemistry of Parasites - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780127241609, 9781483269054

Biochemistry of Parasites

2nd Edition

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Author: Theodor Von Brand
eBook ISBN: 9781483269054
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1973
Page Count: 512
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Biochemistry of Parasites, Second Edition presents the biochemical aspects of parasitology. The topics covered in the book include inorganic substances; carbohydrate relationships of parasites; parasitic metabolism of carbohydrates and transport mechanisms; distribution of lipids in the bodies of parasites; and disturbances in the host's protein metabolism during parasitic infections. Parasitologists and biochemists will find the book interesting.

Table of Contents



Preface to the First Edition

Chapter 1. Inorganic Substances

I. Quantitative Considerations

II. Formed Inorganic Deposits

III. Pathological and Experimental Inorganic Deposits

IV. Intimate Distribution of Ash Constituents

V. Transport Mechanisms

VI. Metabolism of Inorganic Substances

VII. Influence of Environmental Inorganic Substances

VIII. Some Experimental Uses of Radioactive Inorganic Substances

IX. Host Inorganic Substances in Parasitic Infections


Chapter 2. Carbohydrates I. Distribution and Nature of Carbohydrates

I. Introductory Remarks

II. Distribution of Low Molecular Weight Carbohydrates

III. Chemistry of Reserve Polysaccharides

IV. Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects of Reserve Polysaccharides

V. Structural Polysaccharides

VI. Serologically Active Polysaccharides

VII. Incompletely Characterized Polysaccharides


Chapter 3. Carbohydrates. II. Metabolism of Carbohydrates

I. Transport Mechanisms

II. Assimilation of Carbohydrates

III. Leakage of Carbohydrates

IV. Synthetic Processes

V. Digestion of Carbohydrates

VI. Utilization of Endogenous Carbohydrate Reserves

VII. End Products of Aerobic and Anaerobic Fermentations

VIII. Glycolysis and Some of Its Variants

IX. Terminal Anaerobic Processes

X. The Pentose Phosphate Pathway

XI. The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle and Its Variants

XII. Characteristics of Krebs Cycle Enzymes and Terminal Aerobic Processes


Chapter 4. Carbohydrates III. Host-Parasite Relationships

I. Disturbances of the Host's Carbohydrate Metabolism during Protozoan Infections

II. Disturbances of the Host's Carbohydrate Metabolism during Helminthic Infections

III. Disturbances of the Host's Carbohydrate Metabolism during Arthropod Infections

IV. Host Dietary Carbohydrates and Parasites

V. Carbohydrate Metabolism of Parasites and Chemotherapy


Chapter 5. Lipids

I. Chemistry of Lipids

II. Distribution of Lipids in the Bodies of Parasites

III. Lipid Absorption and Digestion

IV. Lipid Synthesis

V. Lipid Utilization and Degradation

VI. Disturbances in the Host's Lipid Metabolism during Parasitic Infections

VII. Parasite Lipids and Chemotherapy


Chapter 6. Proteins

I. Total Protein Content and Protein Fractions

II. Heme Compounds

III. Proteases

IV. Antienzymes

V. Absorption of Amino Acids

VI. Synthetic Processes

VII. Utilization and Degradation of Proteins

VIII. Disturbances in the Host's Protein Metabolism during Parasitic Infections

IX. Host Dietary Proteins and Parasites

X. Parasite Proteins and Chemotherapy


Chapter 7. Nucleic Acids

I. Distribution

II. Quantitative and Chemical Considerations

III. Synthetic Processes

IV. Degradation Processes

V. Disturbances in the Host's Nucleic Acid Metabolism during Parasitic Infections

VI. Nucleic Acids of Parasites and Chemotherapy


Chapter 8. Vitamins

I. Vitamins in Parasites

II. Vitamin Requirements of Parasites

III. Influence of Parasites on the Vitamin Content of Host Tissues

IV. Influence of the Host's Dietary Vitamins on Parasites


Chapter 9. Respiration

I. Introductory Remarks

II. In Vivo and in Vitro Oxygen Relationships

III. Factors Influencing the Aerobic Gaseous Exchanges

IV. The Postanaerobic Respiration

V. Respiratory Chains

VI. Electron Transport-Linked Phosphorylations

VII. The Carbon Dioxide Transport

VIII. Host-Induced Variations in Respiratory Exchanges of Parasites

IX. Influence of Parasites on the Respiration of the Host

X. Parasite Respiration and Chemotherapy



Author Index

Subject Index


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