Biological Electrochemistry

Biological Electrochemistry

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Author: Glenn Dryhurst
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146036

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Biological Electrochemistry, Volume I is a result of a series of lectures given regarding the electrochemistry of small and large organic and inorganic molecules and how electrochemical information helps in understanding some of the biological redox reactions of these systems. This volume ultimately focuses on the electrochemistry of small and macromolecular organic compounds. This book is divided into seven chapters where each focuses on a particular organic compound. These compounds are quinones, catecholamines, phenothiazines, ascorbic acid, purines, vitamin B12 and related compounds, and proteins. Each chapter starts with a brief introduction to the compounds and then its structure and electrochemistry aspect. The last chapter gives a detailed discussion on different kinds of proteins and their electrochemistry aspects. This volume will be of help to students as well as electrochemists, biochemists, biologists, and other scientists in the field of biotechnology.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Quinones

    I. Introduction

    II. Structures of Biologically Significant Quinones

    III. Occurrence and Biological Significance of Quinones

    IV. Electrochemistry of Quinones

    V. Electrochemistry of Biologically Important Quinones and Hydroquinones

    VI. Summary


    2 Catecholamines

    I. Introduction

    II. Electrochemistry of Catecholamines

    III. Applications of Electroanalytic Techniques in the Central Nervous System

    IV. Conclusions


    3 Phenothiazines

    I. Introduction

    II. Electrochemistry in Nonaqueous Solution

    III. Electrochemistry in Aqueous Solutions

    IV. Conclusions


    4 Ascorbic Acid

    I. Introduction

    II. Electrochemistry of Ascorbic Acid

    III. Biochemical Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid

    IV. Conclusions


    5 Purines

    I. Introduction

    II. Uric Acid

    III. Conclusions


    6 Vitamin B12

    I. Introduction

    II. Structure of Vitamin B12 and Related Compounds

    III. Biological Reactions of Vitamin B12

    IV. Electrochemistry of Vitamin B12 and Related Compounds

    V. Conclusions


    7 Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. Physicochemical Properties of Proteins

    III. Electrochemical Studies of Reactions between Proteins and Low-Molecular-Weight Substances in Homogeneous Solution

    IV. Thermodynamic Considerations

    V. Electrochemical Measurements of the Reaction Rate of Redox Reactions

    VI. Protein Adsorption

    VII. Adsorption Behavior of Polyamino Acids

    VIII. Adsorption of Globular Proteins

    IX. Structure of the Protein Adsorption Layer

    X. Relationship between Protein Adsorption and Blood Compatibility

    XI. Electron-Transfer Reactions of Proteins at Interfaces: Significance of the Protein-Electrode Charge Transfer

    XII. Disulfide Bonds in Peptides and Proteins

    XIII. Iron-Sulfur Proteins

    XIV. Flavoproteins

    XV. Heme Proteins

    XVI. Other Metalloproteins

    XVII. Chromoproteins

    XVIII. Blood Coagulation Factors

    XIX. Aromatic Residues of Proteins

    XX. Electroactive Labels

    XXI. Biological Electron-Transfer Chains

    XXII. Relationships between Protein Redox Reactions and Protein Electrode Processes

    XXIII. Conclusions



Product details

  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146036

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