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Eicosanoids and Related Compounds in Plants and Animals

Series: Portland Press Research Monograph

Edited By: AF Rowley, H Kuhn and T Schewe

228 pages, Figs, tabs

Portland Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #97070 | ISBN: 1855781085
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Draws together a series of overviews on the biosynthesis and functional significance of these related compounds in a wide range of animals, plants and micro-organisms.


Part 1 Enzymes and factors involved in the biosynthesis of eicosanoids: eicosanoids and related compounds - structures, nomenclature and biosynthetic pathways; cyclooxygenases (prostaglandin H synthases) - structure and evolutionary aspects; mammalian lipoxygenases - structure, function and evolutionary aspects; plant lipoxygenase - structure and mechanism; FLAP - structure, function and evolutionary aspects; oxylipin production and action in fungi and related organisms. Part 2 Functional aspects: basic functions of lipoxygenases and their products in higher plants; lipoxygenases in plant development and senescence; eicosanoids in animal reproduction - what can we learn from invertebrates?; cardiovascular effects of eicosanoids in amphibians; the role of eicosanoids in the haemostatic mechanisms of fish.

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