The Biogenesis of Cellular Organelles

Author: Chris Mullins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387268677

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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The Biogenesis of Cellular Organelles represents a comprehensive summary of recent advances in the study of the biogenesis and functional dynamics of the major organelles operating in the eukaryotic cell. This book begins by placing the study of organelle biogenesis in a historical perspective by describing past scientific strategies, theories, and findings and relating these foundations to current investigations. Reviews of protein and lipid mediators important for organelle biogenesis are then presented, and are followed by summaries focused on the endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi, lysosome, nucleus, mitochondria, and peroxisome.


Book 2 of the Earthborn

Author: Adair Hart

Publisher: Quantum Edge Publishing

ISBN: 8828328282

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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There is always something scarier out there After a successful first mission and a month off, Blake Brown and crew head out on a new mission to the remote Zolidack system. A classified research facility has been sighted with the presence of illegal cargo that relates to what they found on their previous mission. The problem is the system is controlled by the Fredorian Defense Force, a group who dislikes Earthborn of any stripe. The facility is operated by the Dorostatic Initiatives Corporation, which is recovering from a genetic engineering scandal and hates any government intrusion, Earthborn or not. Getting to the facility is one challenge. Dealing with a new crew problem while doing it is another. To make matters worse, brutal, bug-like Rogundan mercenary slavers have been spotted in the system. Blake and crew will do all they can to investigate the facility while navigating both internal and external threats. If there’s one thing Earthborn can do well, it’s adapt, and Blake and crew will show everyone how it’s done.


Author: Terence West

Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing

ISBN: 1554042216

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Theories of Life's Origin

Author: Noam Lahav

Publisher: ICON Group International


Category: Science

Page: 349

View: 1949

Biogenesis provides an up-to-date and detailed discussion of the interdisciplinary study of the origin of life, including in-depth investigations into its history, assumptions, experimental strategies, theories, models, and controversies. Written both critically and objectively, the book explores topics including the history of the search for life's origin from the Greek philosophers to contemporary scientists; selected attributes of life which are connected to theories of biogenesis; the main features of our solar system and earth, where life is assumed to have originated; and the rationale and strategies of scientific theories of the origin of life. Filled with fascinating insights, Biogenesis will appeal to a wide range of scientists and students in biology, chemistry, and geology.

Mitochondrial Function and Biogenesis

Author: Carla Koehler,Matthias F. Bauer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540214892

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 9541

This book provides the first modern and truly comprehensive coverage of the biochemistry, genetics, and pathology of mitochondria in different organisms. It particularly focuses on the recent advances in our understanding of basic mitochondrial research to the consequences of dysfunction at the molecular level. (Cover)

Intracellular Pathogens in Membrane Interactions and Vacuole Biogenesis

Author: Jean-Pierre Gorvel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306478338

Category: Medical

Page: 301

View: 9094

This book provides information on the molecular interactions between host cell organelles and pathogens, which have developed strategies to survive within infected cells. Chapters are grouped into five sections: I. Endocytosis and phagocytosis. Collectively, the chapters of this section review basic knowledge regarding intracellular organelles are involved in membrane interactions with pathogen-containing vacuoles. II. Professional and non-professional phagocytes. Here the authors describe the major differences between the two host cell types, which can be infected by microorganisms. III. Maturation pathways of bacteria-containing vacuoles. Molecular interactions between vacuoles and intracellular organelles leading to the search of the Holy Grail, the replication niche, are described. IV. Host response. Host cells are able to react against intruders and eventually mount host responses. In these chapters the various types of host response mechanisms against intracellular intruders are reviewed. V. Co-evolution. In these final chapters, the question is addressed of whether knowledge of bacteria-host cell interactions will be acquired fast enough to find the necessary tools for controlling microorganism development.

Chloroplast Biogenesis

From Proplastid to Gerontoplast

Author: Udaya C. Biswal,M.K. Raval

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402016028

Category: Science

Page: 353

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Chloroplast is the organelle where the life-giving process photosynthesis takes place; it is the site where plants and algae produce food and oxygen that sustain our life. The story of how it originates from proplastids, and how it ultimately dies is beautifully portrayed by three authorities in the field: Basanti Biswal, Udaya Biswal and M. K. Raval. I consider it a great privilege and honor to have been asked to write this foreword. The book ' Chloroplast biogenesis: from proplastid to gerontoplast' goes much beyond photosynthesis. The character of the book is different from that of many currently available books because it provides an integrated approach to cover the entire life span of the organelle including its senescence and death. The books available are mostly confined to the topics relating to the 'build up' or development of chloroplast during greening. The story of organelle biogenesis without description of the events associated with its regulated dismantling during genetically programmed senescence is incomplete. A large volume of literature is available in this area of chloroplast senescence accumulated during the last 20 years. Although some of the findings in this field have been organized in the form of reviews, the data in the book are generalized and integrated with simple text and graphics. This book describes the structural features of prop las tid and its transformation to fully mature chloroplast, which is subsequently transformed into gerontoplast exhibiting senescence syndrome. The book consists of five major chapters.

The Biogenesis of Mitochondria

Transcriptional, Translational and Genetic Aspects

Author: A Kroon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323145515

Category: Science

Page: 574

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The Biogenesis of Mitochondria: Transcriptional, Translational and Genetic Aspects covers the symposium, ""Biogenesis of Mitochondria"", held in Rosa Marina near Bari, Italy in June 1973. Organized into three parts, this book first discusses the mechanism, products, and role of mitochondrial DNA in mitochondrial transcription, including the genetic aspects of the process. Subsequent parts elucidate the characteristics of the mitochondrial protein synthetic machinery, as well as the synthesis of mitochondrial proteins.

Biogenesis of Natural Compounds

Author: Peter Bernfeld

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483184099

Category: Science

Page: 1224

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Biogenesis of Natural Compounds, Second Edition is released to provide updated information on the biogenesis of natural compounds. Most of the chapters in this book are rewritten, and new author contributes a paper on the biogenesis of proteins. This edition also includes a new chapter that deals with the formation of carcinogenic polynuclear hydrocarbons. However, all other chapters are maintained; some of which have modified headings. This edition will help those studying the biogenesis of natural compounds and in need of more updated information compared to those presented in the previous edition.

Eukaryotic RNases and Their Partners in RNA Degradation and Biogenesis

Author: Guillaume Chanfreau,Fuyuhiko Tamanoi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124047408

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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This special issue of The Enzymes is targeted towards researchers in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, and cancer. This volume discusses Eukaryotic RNases and their partners in RNA degradation and biogenesis. Contributions from leading authorities Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

Eukaryotic RNases and their Partners in RNA Degradation and Biogenesis

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124047440

Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 886

This special volume of The Enzymes is targeted towards researchers in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, and cancer. This thematic volume discusses Eukaryotic RNases and their partners in RNA degradation and biogenesis. Contributions from leading authorities Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

Terpenoids: Structure, Biogenesis, and Distribution

Recent Advances in Phytochemistry

Author: V. C. Runeckles,T. J. Mabry

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483220028

Category: Science

Page: 254

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Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, Volume 6: Terpenoids: Structure, Biogenesis, and Distribution covers the advances in the chemistry and biochemistry of terpenoids, and the use of information regarding the occurrence of such compounds in genetics and population ecology. The book discusses the applications of physical methods to some structural and stereochemical problems in terpenes and steroids; novel sesquiterpenes isolated in composites; and the chemistry and biogenesis of the quassinoids (Simaroubolides). The text then describes the recent developments in the biosynthesis of plant triterpenes; the mechanisms of indole alkaloid biosynthesis, recognition of intermediacy and sequence by short-term incubation; and the biochemistry and physiology of lower terpenoids. The genetic and biosynthetic relationships of monoterpenes; and the confirmation of a clinal pattern of chemical differentiation in Juniperus virginiana from terpenoid data obtained in successive years are also encompassed. Botanists, biochemists, and people involved in the study of phytochemistry will find the book invaluable.

Mitochondria: Structure, Biogenesis and Transducing Functions

Author: H. Tedeschi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709184126

Category: Medical

Page: 164

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In the past few years, the body of experimental work on the structure, function and assembly processes of mitochondria has expanded rapidly. No one person can believe himself or herself completely in control of the burgeoning literature without possessing serious omissions or blind spots. In the present monograph I have attempted a critical evaluation of the literature. I believe that the common thread of single authorship outweighs the shortcomings of one person presenting many disparate viewpo,ints. It is my hope that the end product represents a comprehensive and coordinated review of the subject matter to the present date. Although the bulk of this monograph was completed by October 1974, I have made some attempts to update several of the sections at later times. Albany, N. Y. , November 1975 H. TEDESCHI Contents A. Structure of Mitochondria 1. General Organization . a) Conventional Thin Section Electron Microscopy b) Negative Staining Techniques . 3 c) Freeze-Cleavage . . . . . . . 4 2. Special Organization and Inclusions 10 a) Prismatic or Atypical Cristae 10 b) Filaments and Tubules . . 11 c) Amorphous Inclusions 12 d) Intramitochondrial Granules 12 e) DNA Containing Fibers 14 3. Topography of the Mitochondrial Transducing Systems 15 B. The Assembly of Mitochondria 18 1. Mitochondrial DNA and Its Genetic Role 19 2. Transcription of the Mitochondrial DNA . 28 a) mRNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 b) The Machinery for Transcription and Translation 32 c) Turnover of Mitochondrial RNA 36 3. Protein Synthesis . . . . . . . . 37 a) Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis and Its Characteristics 37 b) Role of Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis . .

Biogenesis of Antibiotic Substances

Author: Zdenko Vanek

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323155839

Category: Science

Page: 324

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Biogenesis of Antibiotic Substances covers the proceedings of a panel discussion on ""Basic Research and Practical Aspects of Antibiotic Production"" held during the Antibiotic Congress in Prague. This book is organized into 25 chapters that cover the regulating mechanisms of primary antibiotic metabolite biosynthesis. This text describes the relationship between secondary metabolite production and synthesis of cell matter or cell wall. The opening chapters describe the parasexual cycle and some of the ways in which the cycle may be used for strain improvement, as well as the applications of refined techniques of genetic recombination and the principles of biochemical genetics to the field of antibiotics. The next chapter deals with cultural and fermentative characteristics of A-type isolates obtained from progenitor and representative member strains of the Wisconsin Family of Strains of Penicillium chrysogenum. Considerable chapters are devoted to the metabolite biosynthesis, such as geodoxin and related compounds; secondary metabolism of penicillins, gibberellins, and griseofulvin in fungi; and tetracycline metabolites. The book goes on examining the stereochemical aspects of macrolide antibiotics. It also describes the biosynthetic pathways involving ring cleavage of carbocyclic compounds, as well as the biosynthesis of different peptide antibiotics and of actinomycins and its relationship to protein synthesis. The production of phenazines is also explained. Other chapters consider other metabolites, such as those that decarboxylate, the malonate, and the 3-nitropropionic acid. A discussion on the role of carbohydrates and phosphate in the biosynthesis of different types of antibiotics is included. Lastly, microbiological assay procedures for antibiotic research and influencing factors are presented.

Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Genetics

Author: Giuseppe M. Attardi

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780121821654

Category: Science

Page: 621

View: 3947

The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for forty years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerlyawaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. More than 260 volumes have been published (all of them still in print) and much of the material is relevant even today--truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences. Key Features * This volume covers methodology used in * Mitochondrial gene expression * Mitochondrial genetics and gene manipulation * Mitochondrial diseases and aging

Molecular Machines Involved in Peroxisome Biogenesis and Maintenance

Author: Cecile Brocard,Andreas Hartig

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3709117887

Category: Science

Page: 543

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In eukaryotes, lipid metabolism requires the function of peroxisomes. These multitasking organelles are also part of species-specific pathways such as the glyoxylate cycle in yeast and plants or the synthesis of ether lipid in mammals. Proteins required for the biogenesis of peroxisomes typically assemble in large molecular complexes, which participate in membrane formation, protein transport, peroxisome duplication and - inheritance during cell division. Peroxisomal function is essential for life. Mutations in PEX genes, encoding for biogenesis factors, are often associated with lethal disorders. The association of peroxisomes with other organelles suggests an extensive participation in organellar crosstalk. This book represents a state-of-the-art review in the field of peroxisome research encompassing the cell and molecular biology of peroxisome biogenesis and its diseases, the protein complexes involved in this process and the modern technologies applied to study them. The book is intended for graduate students, researchers and lecturers in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology with a biomedical background.

Protein Export and Membrane Biogenesis

Author: R.E. Dalbey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080526096

Category: Science

Page: 276

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The incentive for putting together Volume 4 of this series was to review the wealth of new information that has become available in prokaryotic organisms in protein export and membrane biogenesis. Just in the last several years, protein translocation has now been efficiently reconstituted using defined components and the mechanism by which proteins are moved across membrane bilayers is now being examined at a higher resolution. In addition, because of a new technical breakthrough using osmolytes, it is now possible to reconstitute a number of channel proteins, ATPase, receptors, and transporters. In many cases, it is possible to successfully predict the membrane topology of these types of proteins using both "hydrophobicity analysis" and the "positive inside" rule. In this volume, two chapters focus on protein translocation across membranes (Biochemical Analyses of Components Comprising the Protein Translocation Machinery of E. Coli; Protein Translocation Genetics), while several others on how proteins assemble into the ineer membrane of E. Coli (Membrane Protein Assembly; Membrane Insertion of Small Proteins: Evolutionary and Functional Aspects; Pigment-Protein Complex Assembly in Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Rhodobacter Capsulatus). Other sections review recent progress on transporters (Identification and Reconstitution of Anion Exchange Mechanisms in Bacteria; Helic Packing in the C-Terminal Half of Lactose Permease) and signal transduction (Mechanism of Transmembrane Signaling in Osmoregulation) as well as the assembly of prints into the outer membrane (Export and Assembly of Outer Membrane Proteins in E. coli). Although the emphasis of the book is on proteins, the role of phospholipids in controlling various cell surface processes is reviewed (Role of Phospholipids in coli Cell Function). I should point out the reason for the rapid progress in bacteria research is because of the possibility to apply biochemistry and genetics in this organism.

Protein Transfer and Organelle Biogenesis

Author: Rathindra C. Das

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323142168

Category: Science

Page: 866

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Protein Transfer and Organelle Biogenesis is a seven-section volume focusing on the property of proteins to carry signals for secretion, mitochondrial assembly, and lysosomal localizations. It describes how these signals function and determines other factors necessary in building and maintaining the functions of a cell. Organized into seven sections encompassing 19 chapters, the book deals with the general aspects of protein translocation, modification, and sorting. It discusses the transport into the endoplasmic reticulum, the role of carbohydrates in glycoprotein trafficking, and the mechanism of endo- and exocytosis. It further discusses the localization of proteins to the mitochondrion and nucleus and with bacterial protein transport. The final section emphasizes the contribution secretion research that the biotechnology industry has made to the production of proteins. Biologists, cell biologists, researchers, teachers, and students who are interested in the mechanism of protein transfer and organelle biogenesis will find this book invaluable.

Membrane Biogenesis and Protein Targetting

Author: W. Neupert,R. Lill

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080860824

Category: Science

Page: 340

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the fast moving field of protein transport across and into intracellular membranes. The soluble and membrane-bound components assisting in these processes are introduced, and their functions described. Besides a detailed analysis of protein translocation across the bacterial plasma membrane, the mechanisms of protein targeting within the eukaryotic cell are discussed with special focus on the transport of proteins to the endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles, peroxisomes, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. Providing stimulating hypotheses and models, the book is well suited for advanced students, graduate students, and for newcomers to the field seeking a general, yet accurate introduction to present knowledge in membrane transport of proteins.