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Chemical Pathways of Metabolism, Volume II focuses on the chemical processes involved in the metabolism of the essential components of living organisms, including catabolism, deamination, bonds, and synthetic processes.
The selection first elaborates on nitrogen metabolism and carbon catabolism of amino acids, including deamination, urea synthesis, amino acids linked with the citric acid cycle, sulfur amino acids, and arginine and ornithine. The book then ponders on the synthetic processes involving amino acids and metabolism of sulfur-containing compounds. Discussions focus on reactions of sulfur-containing coenzymes, relationships of methionine and cysteine, desulfhydrase reaction, formation of phosphatide bases, and interconversions of glutamic acid, ornithine, and proline.
The manuscript takes a look at the enzymatic syntheses of peptide bonds, purines and pyrimidines, and nucleotides and nucleosides. Topics include enzymatic splitting of coenzyme nucleotides, deamination of nucleosides and nucleotides, enzymatic synthesis of coenzyme nucleotides, purines, and pyrimidines.
The selection is a valuable source of information for researchers interested in the chemical pathways of metabolism.
Contributors to Volume II
List of Abbreviations and Symbols
Content of Volume I
9. Nitrogen Metabolism of Amino Acids
V. Amino Acid Racemases
VI. Urea Synthesis
VII. Summary Remarks
10. Carbon Catabolism of Amino Acids
I. Scope of the Chapter
II. Amino Acids Linked with the Citric Acid Cycle
IV. The β-Hydroxyamino Acids
V. The Aliphatic Branched-Chain Amino Acids
VI. Certain Amino Acids of Uncertain Biological Significance
VII. The Sulfur Amino Acids
IX. Arginine and Ornithine
X. Proline and Hydroxyproline
XI. The Aromatic Amino Acids
11. Synthetic Processes Involving Amino Acids
II. The Glycine-Serine Interconversion
III. Formation of Phosphatide Bases
IV. Interconversions of Glutamic Acid, Ornithine, and Proline
V. Biosynthesis of Branched-Chain Amino Acids
VI. Lysine Biosynthesis
VII. Biosynthesis of Aromatic Amino Acids
VIII. Reactions Involving Tyrosine
IX. Synthetic Reactions Involving Tryptophan
X. Biosynthesis of Histidine
12. Metabolism of Sulfur-Containing Compounds
I. Biologically Important Sulfur Compounds
II. Relationships of Methionine and Cysteine
III. Oxidation of Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids
IV. The Desulfhydrase Reaction
V. Thiosulfate and Thiocyanate
VI. Reactions of Sulfur-Containing Coenzymes
13. Enzymatic Syntheses of Peptide Bonds
I. Thermodynamic Considerations
II. Classification of Enzymatic Peptide Syntheses According to the Sign and Magnitude of the Free Energy Change (-△F)
III. Peptide Syntheses Where -△F Is Negative and Large: Coupled with High-Energy Phosphate
IV. Mechanism of Amino Acid Incorporation into Proteins
14. Purines and Pyrimidines
I. The Purines
II. The Pyrimidines
15. Nucleotides and Nucleosides
III. Deamination of Nucleosides and Nucleotides
IV. The Enzymatic Splitting of Certain Coenzyme Nucleotides
V. The Enzymatic Synthesis of Certain Coenzyme Nucleotides
16. Metabolism of Heme and Chlorophyll
II. Compounds of the Biosynthetic Chain Leading to the Formation of Protoporphyrin
III. Biochemical Lesions in the Porphyrin Metabolism of Human Beings
IV. Tracer Studies of Protoporphyrin Biosynthesis
V. The Iron Branch of the Biosynthetic Chain and Some General Properties of Heme Compounds
VI. The Magnesium Branch and the Biosynthesis of Chlorophyll
VII. Decomposition of Iron Protoporphyrin to Bile Pigments
Errata: Volume I
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- © Academic Press 1954
- 1st January 1954
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
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