Plant Nonprotein Amino and Imino Acids

Plant Nonprotein Amino and Imino Acids

Biological, Biochemical, and Toxicological Properties

1st Edition - January 28, 1982

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  • Author: Gerald Rosenthal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157742

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Plant Nonprotein Amino and Imino Acids: Biological, Biochemical, and Toxicological Properties provides a comprehensive discussion of plant nonprotein amino acids. Much of this monograph is written with the neophyte in mind, thus necessitating the presentation of certain basic concepts that are well-known to the advanced worker. Rather than providing an exhaustive coverage of the subject matter, the book attempts to represent effectively the state of the art; to provide a helpful means of identifying and locating the pertinent literature; and to present the basic information necessary to encourage other workers to enter into the study of the nonprotein amino acids. The book begins with a review of nomenclature and physicochemical properties. This is followed by a discussion of analytical methods such as partition paper chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, ninhydrin color reaction, ion-exchange chromatography, and gas chromatography. Subsequent chapters deal with the toxicity of some nonprotein amino acids and their ability to exert debilitating effects in a host of organisms; and the intermediary metabolism of nonprotein amino acids.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1 Nomenclature and Certain Physicochemical Properties

    A. Introduction

    B. Trivial Nomenclature

    C. Stereospecificity and Formal Nomenclature

    D. Ingold-Prelog-Cahn Convention

    E. Dipolar Properties

    F. Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation and Application

    G. Specific Optical Rotation

    H. Absolute Configuration

    Additional Reading

    2 Analytical Methodology

    A. Introduction

    B. Partition Paper Chromatography

    C. Thin-Layer Chromatography

    D. Ninhydrin Color Reaction

    E. Ion-Exchange Chromatography

    F. Gas Chromatography

    G. Electrophoretic Techniques

    Η. Other Analytical Techniques

    Additional Reading

    3 Toxic Constituents and Their Related Metabolites

    A. Lathyrogens and Neurotoxins

    B. Heterocyclic and Substituted Aromatic Compounds

    C. Basic Compounds

    D. Selenium-Containing Compounds

    E. Miscellaneous Compounds

    F. Toxicity Studies

    G. Conclusions

    Additional Reading

    4 Components of Intermediary Metabolism

    A. Nitrogen Assimilation

    B. The Aspartic Acid Family

    C. The Glutamic Acid Family

    D. Aromatic Amino Acids

    E. Heterocyclic Compounds

    F. Cyclopropyl or Unsaturated Compounds

    G. Miscellaneous Compounds

    Additional Reading


    Abbreviated References to the Appendix



Product details

  • No. of pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1982
  • Published: January 28, 1982
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157742

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Gerald Rosenthal

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