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Inorganic Polyphosphates : Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology - Heinz C. Schroder

Inorganic Polyphosphates

Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology

By: Heinz C. Schroder (Editor), Werner E. G. Muller (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 1999
ISBN: 9783540653035
Number Of Pages: 317

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Inorganic polyphosphates - polymers of orthophosphate linked by high-energy phosphoanhydride bonds - have been found in apparently all forms of life, from bacteria, yeasts and fungi to higher plants and animals. These polymers, which had been neglected for a long time, have become a fascinating area of research in the last few years. This volume summarizes the present state of knowledge about the metabolism and function of inorganic polyphosphates. In addition, the methods to study these polymers as well as the biotechnological applications of inorganic polyphosphates are described. The 15 chapters of this volume, dealing with different aspects of polyphosphate research, are written by experts in the field. This book represents a valuable source of information not only for researchers working on this subject, but also for scientists interested in fundamental aspects of cell and energy metabolism.

Inorganic Polyphosphate: A Molecule of Many Functions
Research in Inorganic Polyphosphates: The Beginning
Metabolism and Function of Polyphosphates in Bacteria and Yeast
Inorganic Polyphosphate in Eukaryotes: Enzymes, Metabolism and Function
Cyclic Condensed Metaphosphates in Plants and the Possible Correlations Between Inorganic Polyphosphates and Other Compounds
Polyphosphate Glucokinase
Cytoplasmic Inorganic Pyrophosphatase
Polyphosphate/Poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate Ion Channels in Cell Membranes
Inorganic Polyphosphate Regulates Responses of Escherichia coli to Nutritional Stringencies, Environmental Stresses and Survival in the Stationary Phase
From Polyphosphates to Bisphosphonates and Their Role in Bone and Calcium Metabolism
Methods for Investigation of Inorganic Polyphosphates and Polyphosphate-Metabolizing Enzymes
Definitive Enzymatic Assays in Polyphosphate Analysis
Study of Polyphosphate Metabolism in Intact Cells by 31-P Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Polyphosphate-Accumulating Bacteria and Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal
Genetic Improvement of Bacteria for Enhanced Biological Removal of Phosphate from Wastewater
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9783540653035
ISBN-10: 3540653031
Series: Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 22nd June 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65