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Cover for L-arginine-dependent nitric oxide synthase activity.

Nitric oxide (NO) has long been recognized as a signalling molecule influencing diverse physiological processes in animals. More recently, it has emerged as an innovative topic of research in plant physiology and biochemistry. During the last decade, the involvement in a plethora of functions has...

Author(s)
Corpas, F. J.; Río, L. A. del; Palma, J. M.; Barroso, J. B.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Delivering innovative solutions and paradigms for a changing environment.

This chapter aims is to collate the evidence presented in the preceding chapters of this volume, with a view to discerning common underlying themes and highlighting promising advances. Hitherto, attention is focused on enhancing the protein quality of foods destined for human and animal nutrition....

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cyanobacterial toxins.

Cyanobacteria are capable of producing a wide range of low-molecular-weight toxic compounds, largely identified as a result of poisoning incidents and through meticulous screening of cyanobacterial strains and blooms. Their molecular modes of action vary and can include hepatotoxic and neurotoxic...

Author(s)
Metcalf, J. S.; Souza, N. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ozone II. Biophysical observations.

Exposure to the ubiquitous pollutant gas, ozone, is linked to a range of respiratory problems. Inhaled ozone that reaches the alveoli will first encounter the fluid lining these, known as lung surfactant. Lung surfactant is a complex mixture of lipids and proteins and is essential as it lowers the...

Author(s)
Thompson, K. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nitrogen dioxide: ambient exposure in human disorders.

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is produced in certain industrial processes. Point exposure to high concentration of NO2 (>100 ppm), such as in silo filler's disease and during chemical warfare, produces acute lung injury, and death in the worst cases. Acute exposure to lower concentration of NO2 (0.5-15 ...

Author(s)
Huang, Y. C. T.; Tucker, J. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sulfur dioxide and human disorders.

Large amounts of sulfur dioxide are released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels, by power plants and industrial facilities that utilize it for making chemicals like sulfuric acid, pesticides, preservatives, wine and other beverages. Atmospheric sulfur dioxide is itself an enormous ...

Author(s)
Ahmad, S.; Ahmad, A.; Ahmad, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant response to acid rain stress.

Acid rain is known as the 'air killer' because of its devastating damage to the ecosystem. As the major factor in the terrestrial ecosystem, the toxic effect of acid rain on plants has attracted more attention of researchers. The loss in agriculture and forestry caused by acid rain aggravates the...

Author(s)
Liang, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: ecotoxicity in the aquatic environment and implications for human health.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are global environmental pollutants of profound concern. Their presence is ubiquitous in water, air and soil. Their ecotoxicity is continuously under assessment and researchers are engaged linking their presence with risks for human health and wildlife. It is ...

Author(s)
Pampanin, D. M.; Schlenk, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The developmental neurotoxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls: a continuing environmental health concern.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chemicals widely used in diverse industrial applications and commercial products until their production was banned in the 1970s due to concerns regarding their environmental persistence and human health risks. Despite the ban, environmental levels of...

Author(s)
Sethi, S.; Lein, P. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dioxins I. Dynamics and legal directives in Europe.

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans are a group of aromatic hydrocarbons, emitted mostly from anthropogenic sources, that have negative effects on human health. Chlorine and carbon compounds, in combination with temperature and combustion processes, are the main...

Author(s)
Dopico, M.; Gómez, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter

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