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Plant Nucleotide Metabolism

Biosynthesis, Degradation and Alkaloid Formation

Ashihara, Hiroshi / Crozier, Alan / Ludwig, Iziar A.


1. Edition February 2020
456 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-47612-2
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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.

Part 1 General Aspects of Nucleotide Metabolism

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

Part II Purine Nucleotide Metabolism

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

Part III Pyridine Nucleotide Metabolism

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

Part IV Physiological Aspects of Nucleotide Metabolism

Ch 12 Growth and Development

Ch 13 Environmental Factors and Nucleotide Metabolism

Part V Purine Alkloids

Ch 14 Occurrence of Purine Alkaloids

Ch 15 Biosynthesis of Purine Alkaloids

Ch 16 Physiological and Ecological Aspects of Purine Alkaloid Biosynthesis

Ch 17 Metabolism of Purine Alkaloids and Biotechnology

Part VI Pyridine Nucleotide Metabolism

Ch 18 Pyridine (Nicotinamide Adenine) Nucleotide Biosynthesis De Novo

Ch 19 Pyridine Nucleotide Cycle

Part VII Pyridine Alkaloids

Ch 20 Occurrence and Biosynthesis of Pyridine Alkaloids

Ch 21 Physiological Aspect and Biotechnology of Trigonelline

Part VIII Other Nucleotide-Related Metabolites

Ch 22 Sugar Nucleotide Biosynthesis

Ch 23 Cytokinins

Part IX Dietary Plant Alkaloids, Their Bioavailability and Potential Impact On Health

Ch 24 Bioavailability and Potential Impact on Health of Caffeine, Theobromine and Trigonelline
Professor Hiroshi Ashihara is an Emeritus Professor at the Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan.

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.

H. Ashihara, Department of Biology, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo; A. Crozier, University of Glasgow