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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 Cellular adaptation to amino acid availability: mechanisms involved in the regulation of gene expression.

In mammals, the impact of nutrients on gene expression has become an important area of research. Nevertheless, the current understanding of amino acid-dependent control of gene expression is limited. Amino acids have multiple and important roles, so their homeostasis has to be finely maintained....

Author(s)
Averous, J.; Lambert-Langlais, S.; Chaveroux, C.; Parry, L.; Carraro, V.; Maurin, A. C.; Jousse, C.; Bruhat, A.; Fafournoux, P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter