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Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches

524 pages, 40 colour & 132 b/w illustrations, 24 tables


Hardback | Oct 2012 | #201219 | ISBN-13: 9781461440628
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Isoprenoids are important in primary and secondary metabolism. They have implications in a myriad of physiological processes notably in plants, microorganisms and parasites, and biological activities at the cellular, organism, and ecosystem levels. The importance of isoprenoids in various areas of the scientific world has spurred intense research worldwide. Also their role in "nutraceuticals" has stimulated scientific curiosity. Literature on isoprenoids is widely scattered in journals with quite differing readerships and geographic distribution.

A comprehensive book on isoprenoids does not exist. Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches fills this gap by presenting the latest and the most applicable information on isoprenoids. The most recent TERPNET conference serves as the backdrop and provides much of the inspiration for the topics covered in the book. Additional topics of interest are covered as well, making Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches the most comprehensive review of isoprenoid synthesis to date.


Chapter 1: Isoprenoid Bbiosynthesis in Pprokaryotic Organisms Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion and Albert Boronat
Chapter 2: 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate Synthase (DXS), A Crucial Enzyme for Isoprenoids Biosynthesis Song Xiang, Gerlinde Usunow, Gudrun Lange, Marco Busch, and Liang Tong
Chapter 3: Biosynthetic Genes and Enzymes of Isoprenoids Produced by Actinomycetes Tohru Dairi
Chapter 4: Interactions of Isoprenoid Pathway Enzymes and Indirect Stimulation of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis by Pentose Phosphate Cycle Substrates in Synechocystis PCC 6803 Kelly Poliquin, Francis X. Cunningham, Jr., R. Raymond Gantt, and Elisabeth Gantt
Chapter 5: Metabolic Engineering of Monoterpenoids Production in Yeast Marc Fischer, Sophie Meyer, Maryline Oswald, Patricia Claudel, and Francis Karst
Chapter 6: Metabolic Engineering of Isoprenoid Production: Reconstruction of Multistep Heterologous Pathways in Tractable Hosts Jerome Maury, Mohammad A. Asadollahi, Luca R. Formenti, Michel Schalk, and Jens Nielsen
Chapter 7: Microbially-Derived Semi-synthetic Artemisinin Christopher J. Paddon, Derek McPhee, Patrick J. Westfall, Kirsten R. Benjamin, Douglas J. Pitera, Karl Fisher, Scott Fickes, Michael D. Leavell, and Jack D. Newman
Chapter 8: Artemisinin: Controlling its Production in Artemisia Annua Pamela Weathers, Melissa Towler, Yi Wang, and Kristin K. Wobbe
Chapter 9: Fosmidomycin as an Antimalarial Agent Jochen Wiesner, Armin Reichenberg, Martin Hintz, Regina Ortmann, Martin Schlitzer, Serge Van Calenbergh, Steffen Borrmann, Bertrand Lell, Peter G. Kremsner, David Hutchinson, and Hassan Jomaa
Chapter 10: Regulation of Isoprene and Monoterpene Emission Isabel Nogues and Francesco Loreto
Chapter 11: Involvement of Compartmentalization in Monoterpene and Sesquiterpene Biosynthesis in Plants Michael Gutensohn, Dinesh A. Nagegowda, and Natalia Dudareva
Chapter 12: Strategies for the Manipulation of Carbocations by Aristolochene Synthase David J. Miller and Rudolf K. Allemann
Chapter 13: Elucidating the Formation of Geranyllinalool, the Precursor of the Volatile C16-homoterpene TMTT Involved in Indirect Plant Defense Marco Herdea, Katrin Gartnera, Tobias Kollnerb, Benjamin Fodea, Wilhelm Bolandc, Jonathan Gershenzonb, Christiane Gatza, and Dorothea Tholl
Chapter 14: Strigolactones: A Cry for Help Results in Fatal Attraction. Is Escape Possible? Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Juan Antonio Lopez-Raez, Catarina Cardoso, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Radoslava Matusova, Wouter Kohlen, Muhammad Jamil, Ralph Bours, Francel Verstappen, and Harro Bouwmeester
Chapter 15: Prenyldiphosphate Synthases and Gibberellin Biosynthesis Chris C.N. van Schie, Michel A. Haring, and Robert C. Schuurink
Chapter 16: Gibberellin Phytohormone Metabolism Reuben J. Peters
Chapter 17: Control of Plastidial Isoprenoid Precursor Supply: Divergent 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate Synthase (DXS) Isogenes Regulate the Allocation to Primary or Secondary Metabolism Michael H. Walter, Daniela S. Floss, Heike Paetzold, Kerstin Manke, Jessica Vollrath, Wolfgang Brandt, and Dieter Strack
Chapter 18: Tobacco Trichomes as a Platform for Terpenoid Biosynthesis Engineering Alain Tissier, Christophe Sallaud, and Denis Rontein
Chapter 19: Prenylated Proteins are Required for Methyl jasmonate-induced Monoterpenoid Indole Alkaloids Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus Vincent Courdavault, Marc Clastre, Andrew John Simkin, and Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc'h
Chapter 20: The Role of Prenylcysteine Methylation and Metabolism in Abscisic Acid Signaling in Arabidopsis Thaliana Dring N. Crowell and David H. Huizinga
Chapter 21: What We Do and Do Not Know About the Cellular Functions of Polyisoprenoids Liliana Surmacz and Ewa Swiezewska
Chapter 22: Regulation of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Synthase and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Reductase and Rubber Biosynthesis of Hevea brasiliensis (B.H.K.) Mull. Arg Pluang Suwanmanee, Nualpun Sirinupong, and Wallie Suvachittanont
Chapter 23: Development of Crops to Produce Industrially Useful Natural Rubber Maureen Whalen, Colleen McMahana, and David Shintani
Chapter 24: Occurrence in Tobacco of Two Acetoacetyl-Coenzyme A Thiolases with Distinct Expression Patterns and Subcellular Localization Laurent Wentzinger, Esther Gerber, Thomas J. Bach, and Marie-Andree Hartmann
Chapter 25: The Sterol C4-Demethylation in Higher Plants Alain Rahier, Sylvain Darnet, Florence Bouvier, and Bilal Camara
Chapter 26 : Sterol C22-desaturase and its Biological Roles Daisaku Ohta and Masaharu Mizutani
Chapter 27: Enzymatic Synthesis of Unnatural Cyclic Triterpenes Ikuro Abe
Chapter 28: Saponin Synthesis and Function Sam T. Mugford and Anne Osbourn
Chapter 29: Cardenolide Aglycone Formation in Digitalis Wolfgang Kreis and Frieder Muller-Uri
Chapter 30: Biosynthesis of Isoprenoid Precursors in Arabidopsis Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion, Narciso Campos, Albert Ferrer, and Albert Boronat
Chapter 31: Understanding the Mechanisms that Modulate the MEP Pathway in Higher Plants Patricia Leon and Elizabeth Cordoba
Chapter 32: Functional Analysis of HMG-CoA Reductase and Oxidosqualene Cyclases in Arabidopsis Toshiya Muranaka and Kiyoshi Ohyama
Chapter 33: Systems Understanding of Isoprenoid Pathway Regulation in Arabidopsis Eva Vranova

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