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Cover for The handbook of microbial metabolism of amino acids.

This handbook explores the most recent advances in knowledge regarding amino acid metabolism in different microbial organisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, protozoa and nematodes, with emphasis on the similarities and differences in the way these organisms handle amino acids. Inclusive of 9...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book
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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 Arginase and microbial pathogenesis in the lungs.

Strict regulation of pulmonary capillary barrier integrity is crucial for preventing capillary leak and ensuring optimal gaseous exchange at the alveolar-capillary interface. Bacterial infection of the lungs, as can be seen during severe pneumonia, can dramatically impair lung barrier function and...

Author(s)
Lucas, M. J. R.; Caldwell, R. W.; Fulton, D.; Chakraborty, T.; Lucas, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arginine and methionine as precursors of polyamines in trypanosomatids.

Trypanosomatids are protist parasites that are responsible for some serious diseases all over the world, mostly in developing countries, but also in countries of the northern shore of the Mediterranean Basin. Trypanosoma and Leishmania spp. infect millions of people every year and have become a...

Author(s)
Pérez-Pertejo, Y.; Morán, J. M.; Fouce, R. B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The role of nitric oxide signalling in yeast stress response and cell death.

Nitric oxide (NO) is a small gaseous molecule and free radical with important and distinct roles in diverse physiological functions in biological systems. The relevance of NO as a signalling molecule is well known, particularly in neurons as a neurotransmitter, in blood vessels as a regulator of...

Author(s)
Ludovico, P.; Sampaio-Marques, B.; Osório, N.; Rodrigues, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The histidine phosphatase superfamily in pathogenic bacteria.

The histidine phosphatase superfamily is a large group of proteins whose functions are based on the phosphorylation of a histidine residue during catalysis. Apart from a few exceptions, they share a signature arginine, histidine, glycine (RHG) near the N-terminal. They are found in both eukaryotes...

Author(s)
Coker, O. O.; Palittapongarnpim, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Polyamines in plants: biosynthesis from arginine, and metabolic, physiological and stress-response roles.

Biogenic amines affect a myriad of growth and developmental processes in all organisms, including plants. Therefore, there is continued interest in understanding the biosynthesis and functional roles of polyamines in regulating plant metabolism, physiology and development. The role of polyamines in ...

Author(s)
Mattoo, A. K.; Fatima, T.; Upadhyay, R. K.; Handa, A. K.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Emergence of a new momentum.

It is appropriate and instructive to review the evidence presented in the preceding chapters of Amino Acids in Human Nutrition and Health. The purpose here is to integrate the individual sets of conclusions in a manner that emphasizes not only the underlying complexities of interdependence in amino ...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arginine deiminase in microorganisms.

The arginine deiminase (ADI) pathway comprises three central enzymes, namely arginine deiminase, ornithine transcarbamoylase and carbamate kinase, whose importance is often neglected in reviews of amino acid metabolism in microorganisms. The relevance of the ADI pathway is underscored by the early...

Author(s)
Leroy, F.; Charlier, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions.

This chapter explores novel and wider applications of amino acids in animal nutrition. Some of the major developments in this area are presented. Amino acid metabolism is discussed. Focus is given on branched chain amino acids, particularly on its oxidation, molecular roles and dynamics. The...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996547)
Type
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