Water-Soluble Vitamins, Hormones, Antibiotics

Water-Soluble Vitamins, Hormones, Antibiotics

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editors: Marcel Florkin, Elmer H. Stotz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222141

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Comprehensive Biochemisty, Volume 11: Water-Soluble Vitamins, Hormones, Antibiotics deals with the organic and physical chemistry of the major organic constituents of living material. This book provides a sound treatment of the important biological high polymers, emphasizing their shape and physical properties. A number of substances peculiar to plants, certain isoprenoids, flavonoids, tannins, lignins, and plant hormones are also covered. This publication likewise discusses the fate of thiamine in living organisms, biologically active isoalloxazines, and auxins with a heterocyclic ring system. Other topics include the yolk-formation hormone of the corpora allata, biochemical aspect of the antibiotics, and miscellaneous antibiotics derivable from amino acids. This volume is a good source for biochemists and specialists conducting work on water-soluble vitamins, hormones, and antibiotics.

Table of Contents

  • General Preface

    Preface to Section II

    Part A Water-Soluble Vitamins

    Chapter I. Thiamine

    1. Discovery and Isolation

    2. Occurrence

    3· Structure

    4· Synthesis

    5. The fate of Thiamine in Living Organisms

    6. Chemical and Physical Properties

    7. Methods of Assay

    8. Function and Mechanism of Action

    9. Essential Groups in the Molecule; Antithiamines


    Chapter II. Riboflavin and Closely Related Flavins

    1. Isolation

    2. General Chemical and Physical Properties

    3. Characterization of Riboflavin

    4. Synthesis of Riboflavin and Related Biologically Active Flavins

    5. Biologically Active Isoalloxazines


    Chapter III. Niacin

    1. Nomenclature

    2. History

    3. Chemistry, Determination of Structure and Properties

    4. Isolation

    5. Synthesis

    6. Properties and Synthesis of Some Related Compounds of Biochemical Importance

    7. Methods of Determination


    Chapter IV. Vitamin B6

    1. Discovery and Structure

    2. Synthesis

    3. Properties

    4. Metabolic Degradation


    Chapter V. Pantothenic Acid


    Chapter VI. Biotin

    1. Introduction

    2. Structure Determination

    3. Synthesis of Biotin

    4. Compounds Related to Biotin



    Chapter VII. Folic Acid and Pteridines

    1. Pterins

    2. Folic Acid and Related Compounds

    3. Biopterin and Related Derivatives

    4. Pteridines Related to Riboflavin


    Chapter VIII. Vitamin B12

    1. Introduction

    2. Purification and Crystallization of Vitamin B12

    3. Structure

    4. Nomenclature

    5. Modifications of Vitamin B12

    6. Coenzyme Forms

    7. Assay


    Part B Hormones

    Chapter IX. Plant Hormones

    Section A. Indole Auxins of Plants

    1. Introduction

    2. Auxin Synthesis

    3. Indoleacetic Acid Catabolism

    4. Summary


    Chapter IX. Plant Hormones

    Section B. Synthetic Auxins

    1. Introduction

    2. Indole Derivatives

    3. Arylalkanecarboxylic Acids

    4. Aryloxyalkanecarboxylic Acids

    5. Cinnamic Acids and Related Compounds

    6. Hydronaphthoic Acids

    7. Substituted Benzoic and Naphthoic Acids

    8. Auxins with a Heterocyclic Ring System

    9. Auxins without a Ring System

    10. Auxins with a Polar Group Different from -COOH

    11. Optically Active Auxins

    12. Auxin Antagonists (Antiauxins)

    13. Auxin Synergists

    14. Summary


    Chapter IX. Plant Hormones

    Section C. Gibberellins

    1. Introduction

    2. Physical and Chemical Properties


    Chapter IX. Plant Hormones

    Section D. Purines and Other Compounds

    1. Introduction

    2. Purines

    3. Kinetin and Analogues

    4. Conclusion


    Chapter X. Insect Hormones

    1. Survey of Insect Endocrinology

    2. The Brain Hormone

    3· Ecdysone, the Hormone of the Prothoracic Gland

    4· The Juvenile Hormone

    5· The Yolk-Formation Hormone (Metabolic Hormone) of the Corpora Allata

    6. Pheromones


    Part C Antibiotics

    Chapter XI. The Antibiotics

    1. Introduction

    2. Classification of Antibiotics

    3. Biochemical Aspect of the Antibiotics

    4. Chemical Nature and Biogenesis of Antibiotics

    5. Structure and Activity

    6. Biochemical Effects of Antibiotics on Micro-Organisms

    7. Conclusion


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 258
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222141

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Marcel Florkin

Elmer H. Stotz

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