Plant Nucleotide Metabolism
Biosynthesis, Degradation, and Alkaloid Formation
1. Edition February 2020
456 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
All organisms produce nucleobases, nucleosides, and nucleotides of purines and pyrimidines. However, while there have been a number of texts on nucleotide metabolism in microorganisms and humans, the presence of these phenomena in plant life has gone comparatively unexplored. This ground-breaking new book is the first to focus exclusively on the aspects of purine nucleotide metabolism and function that are particular to plants, making it a unique and essential resource.
The authors provide a comprehensive break down of purine nucleotide structures and metabolic pathways, covering all facets of the topic. Furthermore, they explain the role that purine nucleotides can play in plant development, as well as the effects they may have on human health when ingested.
Plant Nucleotide Metabolism offers a unique and important resource to all students, researchers, and lecturers working in plant biochemistry, physiology, chemistry, agricultural sciences, nutrition, and associated fields of research.
Ch 1 Structures of Nucleotide-Related Compounds
Ch 2 Occurrence of Nucleotides and Related Metabolites in Plants
Ch 3 General Aspects of Nucleotide Biosynthesis and Interconversions
Ch 4 Purine Nucleotide Biosynthesis De Novo
Ch 5 Salvage Pathways of Purine Nucleotide Biosynthesis
Ch 6 Interconversion of Purines
Ch 7 Degradation of Purine Nucleotides
Ch 8 Pyrimidine Nucleotide Biosynthesis De Novo
Ch 9 Salvage Pathways of Pyrimidine Nucleotide Biosynthesis
Ch 10 Interconversion of Pyrimidine Nucleotides
Ch 11Degradation of Pyrimidine Nucleotides
PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NUCLEOTIDE METABOLISM
Ch 12 Growth and Development
Ch 13 Environmental Factors and Nucleotide Metabolism
Ch 14 Occurrence of Purine Alkaloids
Ch 15 Biosynthesis of Purine Alkaloids
Chapter 16 Physiological and Ecological Aspects of Purine Alkaloid Biosynthesis
Ch 17 Metabolism of Purine Alkaloids and Biotechnology
Ch 18 Pyridine (Nicotinamide Adenine) Nucleotide Biosynthesis De Novo
Ch 19 Pyridine Nucleotide Cycle
Ch 20 Occurrence and Biosynthesis of Pyridine Alkaloids
Ch 21 Physiological Aspect and Biotechnology of Trigonelline
OTHER NUCLEOTIDE-RELATED METABOLITES
Ch 22 Sugar Nucleotide Biosynthesis
Ch 23 Cytokinins
Ch 24 Bioavailability and Potential Impact on Health of Caffeine, Theobromine and Trigonelline
Dr Iziar A. Ludwig is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Medicine and Life Sciences, University Rovira I Virgili, Reus, Spain.
Professor Alan Crozier is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA, USA and the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.