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The Biosynthesis of the Tetrapyrrole Pigments

The Biosynthesis of the Tetrapyrrole Pigments

Derek J. Chadwick (Editor), Kate Ackrill (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51454-2 April 2008 366 Pages




Prestigious contributors summarize current knowledge regarding the biosynthesis of tetrapyrrole pigments--chlorophyll, haem, vitamin B12. Describes the structure and regulation of key enzymes along with various pathways, molecular genetic studies and structural characterization of the natural biosynthetic intermediates.
Partial table of contents:

Enzymic and Mechanistic Studies on the Conversion of Glutamate to 5-Aminolaevulinate (C. Kannangara, et al.).

Porphobilinogen Deaminase: Mechanism of Action and Role in the Biosynthesis of Uroporphyrinogen III (P. Jordan).

Biosynthesis of Open-Chain Tetrapyrroles in Plants, Algae and Cyanobacteria (S. Beale).

Genetics and Enzymology of the B12 Pathway (N. Stamford).