Carbohydrates: Structure and Function: The Biochemistry of by Jack Preiss

By Jack Preiss

The Biochemistry of crops: A accomplished Treatise, quantity three: Carbohydrates: constitution and serve as is a compilation of contributions facing reviews within the sector of plant carbohydrates.

The articles during this quantity are grouped into 3 sections. the 1st part bargains with issues about the monosaccharides and their derivatives present in crops. the combination and keep an eye on of significant pathways desirous about hexose phosphate metabolism, glycolysis, gluconeogenesis; the metabolism of monosaccharide derivatives; and the formation of sugar nucleotides and their numerous alterations to the numerous novel sugar derivatives as a rule present in plant telephone partitions and complicated carbohydrates are mentioned during this part. the second one half offers with the incidence, biosynthesis, and shipping of disaccharides and oligosaccharides. the ultimate component to the quantity is anxious with the incidence, constitution, and biosynthesis of easy and intricate polysaccharides and glycoconjugates linked to telephone partitions and membranes.

Biochemists and botanists will locate the e-book a superb reference fabric.

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In "Regulation of Carbon Partitioning in Photosynthetic Tissues" (R. L. Heath and J. ), pp. 231-253. Waverly Press, Baltimore. Ziegler, H. (1975). Encycl. Plant Physiol. 1, 59-136. Recent Advances in Sugar Transport 2 W. J. LUCAS M. A. MADORE I. Introduction II. Sucrose: The Ubiquitous Transport Sugar A. Chemical Structure B. Surface Structure C. Carrier Recognition III. Carrier-Mediated Sugar Transport Mechanisms A. Photosynthesizing Tissues B. Storage Tissues IV. Group Translocator Concept for Sucrose A.

The production of metabolically inert sucrose derivatives will also aid in the study of sucrose metabolism following its uptake into tissues such as occurs in developing fruits. By combining the use of sugar analogs with the traditional biochemical procedures of enzyme isolation, it should be possible to better characterize the synthesis and activation of important enzymes like sucrose synthase. III. CARRIER-MEDIATED SUGAR TRANSPORT MECHANISMS Most plant tissues appear to be able to take up a wide range of exogenously applied sugars.

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