Non-Glycolytic Pathways of Metabolism of Glucose - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123956507, 9780323157681

Non-Glycolytic Pathways of Metabolism of Glucose

1st Edition

Authors: Siegfried Hollmann
eBook ISBN: 9780323157681
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 286
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Non-Glycolytic Pathways of Metabolism of Glucose provides information pertinent to the metabolism of glucose. This book discusses the features of glycolysis and explores the other possibilities for glucose breakdown in mammalian metabolism. Organized into 13 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the regulatory factors in glucose breakdown, including the distribution of enzymes in various organs, the concentration of inorganic ions, as well as the composition of diets, hormones, and vitamins. This text then discusses the glucose dehydrogenation activity, which oxidizes glucose in the presence of methylene blue. Other chapters consider the capacity of mammalian organisms to degrade gluconic acid to a limited extent. This book discusses as well the levels of activity of dehydrogenases in mammalian tissues. The final chapter deals with the reduction methods and colorimetric procedures for the estimation of sugars and their derivatives. This book is a valuable resource for chemists, biologists, biochemists, and biophysicists.

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition

List of Frequently Used Abbreviations and Symbols

Chapter I. Introduction

Chapter II. The Primary Reactions of Glucose in Metabolism

A. Phosphorylation of Glucose

B. Reduction of Glucose to Sorbitol

C. Dehydrogenation of Glucose

Chapter III. Transformations of the Primary Reaction Products of Glucose

A. Metabolism of D-Gluconic Acid

B. Metabolism of Sorbitol

C. Transformations of Glucose 6-Phosphate

Chapter IV. The Pentose Phosphate Cycle

A. Sequence of Reactions

B. Distribution of the Capacity for Breakdown of Glucose through the Pentose Phosphate Cycle

C. Quantitative Significance of the Pentose Phosphate Cycle

D. Regulation of the Pentose Phosphate Cycle

E. Defects in the Pentose Phosphate Cycle

F. Functions of the Pentose Phosphate Cycle

Chapter V. Glucose Breakdown through the Entner-Doudoroff Pathway

Chapter VI. Metabolism of Glucuronic Acid and Ascorbic Acid

A. Synthesis of Glucuronic Acid and Glucuronides

B. Metabolism of Free Glucuronic Acid

C. Synthesis and Breakdown of L-Ascorbic Acid

Chapter VII. Metabolism of Pentoses

A. Synthesis of Ribose and 2-Deoxyribose

Β. Implications of Pentoses in General Metabolic Reactions of Carbohydrates

Chapter VIII. Relationships between Galactose and Glucose Metabolism

Chapter IX. Synthesis of Amino Sugars and Amino Sugar Derivatives

Chapter X. Metabolism and Function of Nucleoside Diphosphoglycosyl Compounds

A. Formation and Transformations of Nucleoside Diphosphate Derivatives

B. Function of the Nucleoside Diphosphate Derivatives

Chapter XI. Metabolism of L-Fucose and L-Rhamnose

Chapter XII. Clinical Aspects

Chapter XIII. Methods for the Separation, Identification, and Estimation of Sugars and Their Derivatives

A. Separation and Identification of Sugars and Sugar Derivatives

B. Determination of Sugars

C. Determination of Sugar Derivatives

D. Enzymatic Determination of Sugars and Sugar Phosphates


Author Index

Subject Index


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