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Amino Acids in Higher Plants

By: JPF D'Mello (Editor)

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Apr 2015 | #217114 | ISBN-13: 9781780642635
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Amino acids play a role in the defence mechanisms and stress responses of plants, as well as in food quality and safety for humans and animals. Recent advances in the field make a comprehensive overview of the information a necessity; Amino Acids in Higher Plants collates chapters on plant enzymes and metabolism, modulation, molecular aspects and secondary products. Also including information on ecology, the environment and mammalian nutrition and toxicology, it provides an authoritative resource.


Part I: Enzymes and Metabolism
1. Glutamate Dehydrogenase
2. Alanine Aminotransferase
3. Aspartate Aminotransferases
4. Tyrosine Aminotransferase
5. An Insight into the Role and Regulation of Glutamine Synthetase in Plants
6. Asparagine Synthetase
7. Glutamate Decarboxylase
8. L-Arginine-Dependent Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity
9. Ornithine: At the Crossroads of Multiple Paths to Amino Acids and Polyamines
10. Polyamines in Plants: Biosynthesis from Arginine, and Metabolic, Physiological and Stress-Response Roles
11. Serine Acetyltransferase
12. Cysteine Homeostasis
13. Lysine Metabolism
14. Histidine
15. Amino Acid Synthesis under Abiotic Stress
16. The Central Role of Glutamate and Aspartate in the Post-Translational Control of Respiration and Nitrogen-Assimilation in Plant Cells

Part II: Dynamics
17. Amino Acid Export in Plants
18. Uptake, Transport and Redistribution of Amino-N in Woody Plants

Part III: Chemical Ecology
19. Auxin Biosynthesis
20. Involvement of Tryptophan-Pathway-Derived Secondary Metabolism in the Defence Responses of Grasses
21. Melatonin: Synthesis from Tryptophan and its Role in Higher Plants
22. Glucosinolate Biosynthesis from Amino Acids
23. Natural Toxins that Affect Plant Amino Acid Metabolism
24. Glyphosate: The Fate and Toxicology of an Herbicidal Amino Acid Derivative

Part IV: Plant Products: Quality and Safety
25. Amino Acid Analysis of Plant Products
26. Metabolic Amino Acid Availability in Foods of Plant Origin: Implications for Human and Livestock Nutrition
27. Toxicology of Non-Protein Amino Acids

Part V: Conclusions
28. Delivering Innovative Solutions and Paradigms for a Changing Environment

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J.P.F. D'Mello has published extensively, with 87 journal papers, 16 book chapters and 6 edited books to his name. He has been retired since 2003, but from 1968-2003 was a researcher and lecturer at the Scottish Agricultural College, UK. D'Mello received his PhD, 'Biochemical and nutritional aspects of amino acid interactions' in 1968 from the University of Nottingham.

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