Modulation of Protein Function

Modulation of Protein Function

5th Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Daniel Atkinson
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Modulation of Protein Function, Volume XIII, presents the proceedings of the ICN-UCLA Symposium on Molecular and Cellular Biology held in Keystone, Colorado, from February 25-March 2, 1979. The symposium aimed to bring together workers from several fields, all of which deal with the modulation of protein function. The discussion of representative metabolic control systems, ranging from single enzyme responses to complex regulatory cascades, and the control of photosynthesis and of protein synthesis and enzyme inactivation, dealt with the general topic at perhaps its most fundamental cellular level. Modulations and conformational changes in proteins that underlie higher-level interactions, such as those involved in cyclic nucleotide function, sensing and chemotactic response to foreign materials, and the complement system, were also described. Two talks dealt with potential clinical relevance of phenomena of the types described by other participants. The book is organized into nine parts with papers covering the following topics: modulation of enzymes of intermediary metabolism (Part I); modulation and inactivation (Part II); photosynthesis and storage polysaccharides (Part III); cascade systems (Part IV); protein phosphorylation (Part V); methylation in chemotaxis (Part VI); cyclic GMP and cyclic CMP (Part VII); protein synthesis (Part VIII); and clinical implications (IX).

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    I. Modulation of Enzymes of Intermediary Metabolism

    1. Molecular Properties of Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Relevant to Modulation of Its Function

    2. Adenine Nucleotide Pool Maintenance during Bacterial Growth and Starvation

    3. Multimodulation of Enzyme Activity. Physiological Significance and Evolutionary Origin

    II. Modulation and Inactivation

    4. Poly(ADP-Ribose) and ADP-Ribosylation of Proteins

    5. Selective Inactivation and Degradation of Enzymes in Sporulating Bacteria

    6. Endogenous Proteolytic Modulation of Yeast Enzymes

    III. Photosynthesis and Storage Polysaccharides

    7. Thioredoxin and Enzyme Regulation in Photosynthesis

    8. Regulation of the Photosynthetic Carbon Cycle, Phosphorylation, and Electron Transport in Illuminated Intact Chloroplasts

    9. Regulation of Photosynthetic Carbon Metabolism and Partitioning of Photosynthate

    10. Comparative Regulation of α1,4-Glucan Synthesis in Photosynthetic and Nonphotosynthetic Systems

    IV. Cascade Systems

    11. Covalently Interconvertible Enzyme Cascade and Metabolic Regulation

    12. Metabolite Control of the Glutamine Synthetase Cascade

    13. The Molecular Dynamics and Biochemistry of Complement

    V. Protein Phosphorylation

    14. Cyclic Nucleotide-independent Protein Kinases from Rabbit Reticulocytes and Phosphorylation of Translational Components

    15. An Approach to the Study of Phosphoprotein and Cyclic Nucleotide Metabolism in Cultured Cell Lines with Differentiated Properties

    16. Glycogen Synthase Kinase-2 and Phosphorylase Kinase Are the Same Enzyme

    VI. Methylation in Chemotaxis

    17. Methylation and Demethylation in the Bacterial Chemotactic System

    18. Requirement of Transmethylation Reactions for Eukaryotic Cell Chemotaxis

    19. Role for Methylation in Leukocyte Chemotaxis

    VII. Cyclic GMP and Cyclic CMP

    20. Enzymatic Formation of Cyclic CMP by Mammalian Tissues

    21. Cyclic CMP Phosphodiesterase: Biological Involvement and Its Regulation by Agents

    VIII. Protein Synthesis

    22. Regulation of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase (GTP) Synthesis

    23. Peptide-Chain Initiation in Heart and Skeletal Muscle

    24. Effect of Phosphorylation of eIF-2

    25. Modulation of Protein Synthesis and Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2 (eIF-2) Function during Nutrient Deprival in the Ehrlich Ascites Tumor Cell

    IX. Clinical Implications

    26. Genetic Defects of the Human Red Blood Cell and Hemolytic Anemia

    27. Enzyme Replacement Therapy


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  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323162203

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