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Amino Acid Metabolism.

Author: David A Bender
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
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Amino Acid Metabolism, 3rd Edition covers all aspects of the biochemistry and nutritional biochemistry of the amino acids. Starting with an overview of nitrogen fixation and the incorporation of inorganic nitrogen into amino acids, the book then details other major nitrogenous compounds in micro-organisms, plants and animals. Contents include a discussion of the catabolism of amino acids and other nitrogenous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bender, David A.
Amino Acid Metabolism.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Bender
ISBN: 9781118358191 1118358198
OCLC Number: 799766415
Notes: 2.1.6.5 The energy cost of protein turnover.
Description: 1 online resource (480 pages)
Contents: Amino Acid Metabolism; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1: Nitrogen Metabolism; 1.1 Nitrogen fixation; 1.1.1 Nitrogenase; 1.1.1.1 The nitrogen fixation gene cluster; 1.1.1.2 Regulation of nitrogenase by the availability of fixed nitrogen and ATP; 1.1.1.3 Protection of nitrogenase against oxygen; 1.1.1.4 Respiratory protection in aerobic microorganisms; 1.1.1.5 Conformational changes in nitrogenase; 1.1.1.6 Heterocyst formation in filamentous cyanobacteria; 1.1.1.7 Symbiotic Rhizobium spp. in root nodules; 1.2 Nitrification and denitrification. 1.2.1 The anammox (ANaerobic AMMonium OXidation) reaction1.3 The incorporation of fixed nitrogen into organic compounds; 1.3.1 Utilization of nitrite and nitrate in plants; 1.3.2 Incorporation of ammonium into organic compounds; 1.3.2.1 Reductive amination --
the glutamate pathway of ammonium incorporation; 1.3.2.2 Glutamate dehydrogenase; 1.3.2.3 Mammalian glutamate dehydrogenase; 1.3.2.4 Glutamate synthase --
the glutamine pathway of ammonium incorporation; 1.3.2.5 Synthesis of aspartate and asparagine; 1.4 The synthesis and catabolism of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides. 1.4.1 Purine synthesis1.4.1.1 Phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate (PRPP) synthetase; 1.4.1.2 PRPP amidotransferase; 1.4.2 Purine catabolism and salvage; 1.4.2.1 Adenosine deaminase deficiency --
severe combined immune deficiency; 1.4.2.2 Gout and hyperuricaemia; 1.4.2.3 HGPRT deficiency --
the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome; 1.4.3 Pyrimidine synthesis; 1.4.3.1 Orotic aciduria; 1.4.4 Pyrimidine catabolism and salvage; 1.5 Deamination of amino acids; 1.5.1 Amino acid oxidases; 1.5.2 Amine oxidases; 1.5.3 Glutamate and alanine dehydrogenases; 1.5.4 Non-oxidative deamination of amino acids. 1.5.5 Glutaminase and asparaginase1.6 Excretion of nitrogenous waste; 1.6.1 Uricotelic and purinotelic species; 1.6.2 Ureotelic species; 1.6.2.1 Urea synthesis; 1.6.2.2 Inborn errors of metabolism affecting the urea synthesis cycle; 1.6.2.3 Entero-hepatic circulation of urea; 1.6.2.4 Canavanine; 1.7 Other nitrogenous compounds in human urine; 1.7.1 Aminoacidurias; Further reading; 2: Nitrogen Balance and Protein Turnover --
Protein and Amino Acids in Human Nutrition; 2.1 Nitrogen balance and protein requirements; 2.1.1 Protein digestion and absorption. 2.1.2 Protein digestibility and unavailable amino acids in dietary proteins2.1.3 Obligatory nitrogen losses; 2.1.4 Dynamic equilibrium and tissue protein turnover; 2.1.5 Tissue protein catabolism; 2.1.5.1 Lysosomal autophagy; 2.1.5.2 Ubiquitin and the proteasome; 2.1.5.3 Active site proteolysis of apo-enzymes; 2.1.6 Whole body protein turnover; 2.1.6.1 The constant infusion, labelled precursor method; 2.1.6.2 The constant infusion, labelled end product method; 2.1.6.3 Rates of whole-body protein turnover; 2.1.6.4 The catabolic drive and amino acid oxidation.

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