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Plant Cell Membranes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121820480, 9780080882659

Plant Cell Membranes, Volume 148

1st Edition

Editors in Chief: Nathan Colowick Nathan Kaplan
Serial Volume Editors: Helmut Sies Roland Douce
eBook ISBN: 9780080882659
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th November 1987
Page Count: 762


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Table of Contents

Cells, Protoplasts, and Liposomes: Techniques of Cell Suspension Culture. Culture and Characteristics of Green Plant Cells. Preparation of Protoplasts from Plant Tissues for Organelle Isolation. Interaction of Plant Protoplast and Liposome. Liposomes as Carriers for the Transfer and Expression of Nucleic Acids into Higher Plant Protoplasts. Interspecific Transfer of Partial Nuclear Genomic Information by Protoplast Fusion. Vacuoles and Tonoplasts: Isolation of Mature Vacuoles of Higher Plants: General Principles, Criteria for Purity and Integrity. Isolation of Vacuoles and Tonoplast from Protoplasts. Preparation of Tonoplast Vesicles from Isolated Vacuoles. Biochemical and Enzymatic Components of a Vacuolar Membrane: Tonoplast of Lutoids from Hevea Latex. Characterization of Tonoplast Enzyme Activities and Transport. Preparation of Tonoplast Vesicles: Applications to H+-Coupled Secondary Transport in Plant Vacuoles. Purification and Characterization of the Tonoplast H+-Translocating ATPase. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography for Simultaneous Kinetic Measurements of Adenine Nucleotides in Isolated Vacuoles. Plastids: Isolation of Intact Chloroplasts: General Principles and Criteria of Integrity. Isolation of Plastids in Density Gradients of Percoll and Other Silica Sols. Purification of Chloroplasts Using Silica Sols. Separation of Chloroplasts and Cytosol from Protoplasts. Use of Thermolysin to Probe the Cytosolic Surface of the Outer Envelope Membrane from Plastids. Characterization of Plastid Polypeptides from the Outer and Inner Envelope Membranes. Isolation of Amyloplasts from Suspension Cultures of Soybean. Isolation of Amyloplasts from Developing Endosperm of Maize (Zea mays L.). Isolation of Plastids from Buds of Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L.). Isolation of Membranous Chromoplasts from Daffodil Flowers. Structure and Function of the Inner Membrane Systems in Etioplasts. Isolation Procedures for Inside-Out ThylakoidVesicles. Characterization of Chloroplast Cytochromes. Cell-Free Reconstitution of Protein Transport into Chloroplasts. Polar Lipids of Chloroplast Membranes. Isolation and Reconstitution of Thylakoid Lipids. Long-Chain Fatty Acid Synthesis and Utilization by Isolated Chloroplasts. Phosphatidylglycerol Synthesis in Chloroplast Membranes. Galactolipid Biosynthesis in Chloroplast Membranes. Chlorophylls and Carotenoids: Pigments of Photosynthetic Biomembranes. a-Tocopherol and Plastoquinone Synthesis in Chloroplast Membranes. Solubilization and Reconstitution of Carotenogenic Enzymes from Daffodil Chromoplast Membranes Using 3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonio]-1-propane Sulfonate. Mitochondria: Isolation of Plant Mitochondria: General Principles and Criteria of Integrity. Purification of Plant Mitochondria on Silica Sol Gradients. Isolation of Mitochondria from Leaves of C3, C4, and Crassulacean Acid Metabolism Plants. Separation of Spinach Leaf Mitochondria According to Surface Properties: Partition in Aqueous Polymer Two-Phase Systems. Isolation of Submitochondrial Particles with Different Polarities. Isolation of the Outer Membrane of Plant Mitochondria. Characterization of Channels Isolated from Plant Mitochondria. Phosphoglycerides of Mitochondrial Membranes. Ubiquinone Biosynthesis in Plant Mitochondria. Purification of Complexes II and IV from Plant Mitochondria. Peroxisomes and Glyoxysomes: Isolation of Glyoxysomes and Purification of Glyoxysomal Membranes. Peroxisomes and Fatty Acid Degradation. Proteins and Phospholipids of Glyoxysomal Membranes from Castor Bean. Nuclei, Endoplasmic Reticulum, and Plasma Membrane: Isolation of Nuclei from Soybean Suspension Cultures. Isolation of the Plasma Membrane: Membrane Markers and General Principles. Preparation of High-Purity Plasma Membranes. Possible Approaches to Surface Labeling of the Plasma Membrane. Isolation of Endoplasmic Reticulum: General Principles, Enzymatic Markers, and Endoplasmic Reticulum-Bound Polysomes. Phosphoglyceride Synthesis in Endoplasmic Reticulum. General Physical and Biochemical Methods: Electron Microscopy of Plant Cell Membranes. Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis in the Analysis and Preparation of Cell Organelle Polypeptides. Plant Membrane Sterols: Isolation, Identification, and Biosynthesis. Separation of Molecular Species of Plant Glycolipids and Phospholipids by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. Movement of Phospholipids between Membranes: Purification of a Phospholipid Transfer Protein from Spinach Leaf. Pesticides and Lipid Synthesis in Plant Membranes. Rapid Filtration Technique for Metabolite Fluxes across Cell Organelles. Application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Methods to Plant Tissues. Author Index. Subject Index.


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Plant biochemists, plant molecular biologists, plant physiologists, agriculturists, and plant microbiologists.


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About the Editors in Chief

Nathan Colowick

Affiliations and Expertise

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Nathan Kaplan

About the Serial Volume Editors

Helmut Sies

Helmut Sies, MD, PhD (hon), studied medicine at the universities of Tübingen, Munich, and Paris. He was the professor and chair of the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, where he is now professor emeritus. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and was the president of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He was named ‘Redox Pioneer’; was the president of the Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI). Helmut Sies introduced the concept of “Oxidative Stress” in 1985, and was the first to reveal hydrogen peroxide as a normal constituent of aerobic cell metabolism. His research interests comprise redox biology, oxidants, antioxidants, micronutrients.

Affiliations and Expertise

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

Roland Douce

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Grenoble, France