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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 Glutamate decarboxylase in bacteria.

γ-Aminobutyrate (GABA) is a non-proteinaceous amino acid which plays different roles in the living systems. GABA is biochemically produced by the irreversible α-decarboxylation of L-glutamate catalysed by glutamate decarboxylase (Gad), a widespread enzyme distributed among eukaryotes and...

Author(s)
Giovannercole, F.; Pennacchietti, E.; Biase, D. de
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent advances underpinning innovative strategies for the future.

It is instructive to evaluate recent evidence as presented in the preceding chapters of this volume. It is immediately clear that significant advances have been reported on the mainstream biochemistry of all the major families of amino acids in a diverse range of microorganisms. Emerging...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pathways of utilization of D-amino acids in higher organisms.

Although an integral part of the peptidoglycan structure of bacteria, D-amino acids are ubiquitous in higher organisms by virtue of endogenous synthesis and symbiotic microbial activity. The occurrence of D-alanine, D-aspartate and D-glutamate in higher organisms is now well documented. Distinct...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lysine biosynthesis in microorganisms.

Lysine is an essential amino acid that is synthesized in plants and microorganisms via two metabolic routes which evolved independently. Fungi and some archaeal species employ the intermediate α-aminoadipate to anabolize lysine. Bacteria and photosynthetic cohorts, in contrast, employ the...

Author(s)
Hudson, A. O.; Savka, M. A.; Pearce, F. G.; Dobson, R. C. J.
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 Hydroxyproline metabolism in microorganisms.

L-Hydroxyproline (L-Hyp) has been detected in certain proteins, particularly collagen, as well as in some peptide antibiotics. In mammalian systems, the L-proline residue in procollagen is post-translationally hydroxylated to trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline (T4LHyp) or trans-3-hydroxyl-proline (T3 LHyp). ...

Author(s)
Watanabe, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cellular responses to serine in yeast.

The serine-glycine interconversion has been the subject of considerable research over several decades and it involves series of reactions of relevance to bacteria and fungi as well as higher organisms. Much has been published on the role of cofactors and one-carbon units in this reversible...

Author(s)
Dawes, I. W.; Kornfeld, G. D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Methionine synthesis in microbes.

The de novo biosynthesis of methionine is widespread in many microorganisms, as consistent with the vital role of methionine in the initiation of protein synthesis and in diverse metabolic pathways. In this chapter, the general biochemistry of bacterial methionine biosynthesis and the generic types ...

Author(s)
Wencker, F.; Ziebuhr, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter

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