Comparative Biochemistry V5 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955463, 9780323143783

Comparative Biochemistry V5

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Treatise

Editors: Marcel Florkin
eBook ISBN: 9780323143783
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 658
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Comparative Biochemistry: A Comprehensive Treatise, Volume V: Constituents of Life—Part C focuses on the structure and distribution of amino acids, distribution and metabolism of inorganic nitrogen compounds, acid metabolism, and comparative biochemistry of halides.

The selection first offers information on the structure and distribution of amino acids and the distribution and metabolism of inorganic nitrogen compounds. Discussions focus on proteinogenous amino acids, nonproteinogenous amino acids, general aspects of inorganic nitrogen metabolism, and distribution and metabolism of nitrate, nitrite, and molecular nitrogen, ammonia, and hydrazine. The text then tackles citric acid cycle and other cycles and comparative biochemistry of collagen.

The publication examines photosynthesis and halides. Topics include transfer of energy along the photosynthetic chain, carbon dioxide reduction, photosynthesis and phosphorylation, quantum yields and the efficiency of light energy conversion, chlorine, bromine, and iodine.

The selection is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the constituents of life.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume V


Contents of Volumes I, II, III, IV, and VI

Phylogenetic Charts

1. Amino Acids: Structure and Distribution

I. Introduction

II. Proteinogenous Amino Acids

III. Nonproteinogenous Amino Acids

IV. Naturally Occurring D-Amino Acids


2. Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds: Distribution and Metabolism

I. General Aspects of Inorganic Nitrogen Metabolism

II. Nitrate: Distribution and Metabolism

III. Nitrite: Distribution and Metabolism

IV. Molecular Nitrogen: Distribution and Metabolism

V. Hydroxylamine: Distribution and Metabolism

VI. Hydrazine: Distribution and Metabolism

VII. Ammonia: Distribution and Metabolism

VIII. Appendix


3. Acid Metabolism: The Citric Acid Cycle and Other Cycles

I. Introduction

II. Methods of Study

III. The Principal Reactions among Organic Acids

IV. The Origins of the Carbon Chains of the Organic Acids

V. The Fate of the Carbon of the Organic Acids

VI. Reaction Sequences among the Organic Acids in the Mechanisms of Breakdown and Synthesis

VII. The Main Lines of the Metabolism of the Organic Acids in Various Organisms, Organs, and Living Tissues

VIII. Conclusions



4. Comparative Biochemistry of Collagen

I. Introduction

II. Definitions

III. Fibrillar Structure

IV. Molecular Structure

V. Amino Acid Composition

VI. Collagen Complexes

VII. The "Secreted" Collagens

VIII. Discussion


5. Photosynthesis

I. Introduction

II. The Photosynthetic Pigment System

III. Transfer of Energy along the Photosynthetic Chain

IV. Photosynthesis and Phosphorylation

V. Carbon Dioxide Reduction

VI. Quantum Yields and the Efficiency of Light Energy Conversion

VII. Conclusion and Summary


6. Halides

I. Introduction

II. Chlorine

III. Bromine

IV. Iodine


Author Index

Subject Index


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