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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 Ornithine: at the crossroads of multiple paths to amino acids and polyamines.

After the 20 amino acids that make up the proteins in all living organisms, ornithine perhaps occupies the most critical position among the non-protein amino acids. It sits at the crossroads of interconversions of glutamate and arginine on the one hand and the production of proline, polyamines and...

Author(s)
Majumdar, R.; Minocha, R.; Minocha, S. C.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lysine metabolism.

Lysine is an essential amino acid for growth, development and reproduction in animals and its status as the first-limiting amino acid in cereals is unequivocal. Consequently, there is continuing interest in its metabolism in higher plants. The pathway from which lysine is synthesized is now well...

Author(s)
Medici, L. O.; Nazareno, A. C.; Gaziola, S. A.; Schmidt, D.; Azevedo, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The central role of glutamate and aspartate in the post-translational control of respiration and nitrogen assimilation in plant cells.

The assimilation of inorganic N, in the form of NH4+, into glutamine and glutamate via glutamine synthetase (GS) and glutamine oxoglutarate aminotransferase (GOGAT) is a pivotal metabolic process in plants. This is because glutamate and glutamine are the primary amino donors for the biosynthesis of ...

Author(s)
O'Leary, B.; Plaxton, W. C.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
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Cover for Natural toxins that affect plant amino acid metabolism.

A diverse range of natural compounds interfere with the synthesis and other aspects of amino acid metabolism. Some are amino acid analogues, but most are not. This review covers a number of specific natural phytotoxic compounds by molecular target site. The inhibition of glutamine synthetase is of...

Author(s)
Duke, S. O.; Dayan, F. E.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aspartate aminotransferase.

Aspartate aminotransferase (EC 2.6.1.1; AspAT) is present in all cellular life on the earth. It catalyses the removal of an amino group from an amino acid, followed by the subsequent amination of a keto acid, to create glutamate from aspartate or vice versa. AspAT is a vitamin B6-dependent enzyme...

Author(s)
Leasure, C. D.; He, Z. H.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for An insight into the role and regulation of glutamine synthetase in plants.

Nitrogen is the most essential plant macronutrient and the major limiting factor for plant growth and productivity. It is assimilated into glutamine by the activity of the enzyme glutamine synthetase (GS), and the activity of this enzyme plays a central role in the assimilation and re-assimilation...

Author(s)
Sengupta-Gopalan, C.; Ortega, J. L.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asparagine synthetase.

Asparagine (Asn) is an amino acid which serves as a carrier and storage form of nitrogen. In this chapter, the history, chemical properties and general role of Asn will be examined, followed by an account of the history of asparagine synthetase (AsnS) research in humans, microbes and plants. The...

Author(s)
Duff, S. M. G.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Involvement of tryptophan-pathway-derived secondary metabolism in the defence responses of grasses.

The tryptophan (Trp) pathway diverges from the shikimate pathway at chorismate. The first committed enzyme for Trp synthesis is anthranilate synthase. Anthranilate is then converted to Trp in five steps. The secondary metabolites derived from this pathway have been shown to play important roles in...

Author(s)
Ishihara, A.; Matsukawa, T.; Nomura, T.; Sue, M.; Oikawa, A.; Okazaki, Y.; Tebayashi, S.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The safety evaluation of genetically modified foods.

This chapter highlights safety issues that are addressed when an objective scientific evaluation of genetically modified (GM) foods is undertaken and focuses on health risks to the consumer. GM technology and its application in food, safety assessment of GM food, and post-market monitoring of GM...

Author(s)
Gasson, M. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996073)
Type
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