Mechanisms of Saccharide Polymerization and Depolymerization - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124741508, 9780323149693

Mechanisms of Saccharide Polymerization and Depolymerization

1st Edition

Editors: J Marshall
eBook ISBN: 9780323149693
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 456
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Mechanisms of Saccharide Polymerization and Depolymerization focuses on the role that various enzymes connected with sucrose play in controlling its concentration in the plant cell. This book discusses the reactions involved in the formation of lipid-linked saccharides. Organized into 30 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the effect of amphomycin on the transfer of radioactivity from mannosyl-phosphoryl-dolichol to lipid-linked oligosaccharides and from lipid-linked oligosaccharides to glycoproteins. This text then presents the properties of sucrose synthetase and sucrose phosphate synthetase. Other chapters consider the mechanism for the acceptor reactions of dextransucrase. This book discusses as well the factors involved in the digestion of raw starch by black Aspergillus amylase and other fungal enzymes with strong raw starch digesting activity. The final chapter describes the reaction between reducing sugars and amino compounds whereby it is usually termed the Maillard reaction. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, biophysicists, microbiologists, and pharmacologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface I. Glycosyl Transferase Reactions and Saccharide Biosynthesis Inhibition of Lipid-Linked Saccharide Formation by Antibiotics The Biosynthesis of Immunogenic Glycans in Streptococcus faecalis by the Thymidine Diphosphate Hexose Pathway Regulation of Sucrose Levels in Plant Cells Mechanism of Action of Dextransucrase II. Enzymic Degradation of Starch Raw Starch Digestion by Mold Glucoamylase and Debranching Enzymes Degradation of Various Starch Granules by Amylases Studies on the α-Amylase from Streptomyces hygroscopicus SF-1084 A Novel Glucoamylase from Cladosporium resinae Mechanism of α-Limit Dextrin Hydrolysis by Intestinal Sucrase-Isomaltase The Mode of Anchoring of Sucrase-Isomaltase to the Small Intestinal Brush Border Membrane and Its Biosynthetic Implications III. Starch Biosynthesis The Role of Phosphorylase in the Synthesis of Starch in Maize Leaf Bundle Sheath Cells Evidence for Independent Genetic Control of the Multiple Forms of Maize Endosperm Branching Enzymes and Starch Synthases On the Effect of Lipids on Starch-Metabolizing Enzymes and Its Significance in Relation to the Simultaneous Synthesis of Amylose and Amylopectin in Starch Granules IV. Enzymic Processes in Glycogen Metabolism Studies on the Lysosomal Degradation of Glycogen in Cultured Human Skin Fibroblasts A Possible Role for Liver α-Amylase in Glycogenesis The Initiation of Glycogen Biosynthesis in Heart Tissue Protein Phosphatases: Properties and Role in the Regulation of Glycogen Synthesis and Breakdown Enzymatic Regulation of Glycogen Synthesis: Phosphorylation of Glycogen Synthase by Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinase, Cyclic AMP-Independent Synthase Kinase and Phosphorylase Kinase Comparative Catalytic Properties of Liver Glycogen Synthase Isozymes from Newborn and Adult Rat V. Mechanisms of Action of Glycoside Hydrolases The Action of an


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