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Plasma Membrane Redox Systems and their role in Biological Stress and Disease - Han Asard

Plasma Membrane Redox Systems and their role in Biological Stress and Disease

By: Han Asard (Editor), Alajos Berczi (Editor), Roland J. Caubergs (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1998
ISBN: 9780792354673
Number Of Pages: 334

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Oxidation-reduction (i.e. redox) processes at the plasma membrane of any cell have been attracting more and more attention, both in basic and in applied research, since the first workshop dealing with the plasma membrane oxidoreductases was organized in Cordoba, Spain, in 1988. This evolution is evident considering the numerous cell functions performed by plasma membrane redox systems not only in healthy cells but also in cells that escaped from the normal metabolic control (e.g. cancer cells) and cells under attack by pathogens. Plasma membrane redox processes have now been demonstrated to play an essential role in growth control and defense mechanisms of these cells. The great importance of the plasma membrane redox systems originates in the fact that they are located in the membrane which is essentially the site of communication between the living cell and its environment. We may say that the plasma membrane can be considered as the "sensory part" of the cell. No chemical substance can enter the cell interior without interaction with the plasma membrane.

`This is an outstanding collection of reviews... I did not find a single chapter disappointing. Moreover, it was clearly edited and produced extremely efficiently... extensive referencing... I strongly recommend the book to all who seek a solid grounding in this fascinating field.' Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 2:2 (2000)

Prologue: What for?
Plasma membrane b-type cytochromesp. 1
NAD(P)H-utilizing flavo-enzymes in the plant plasma membranep. 33
Components and organisation of the NADPH oxidase of phagocytic cells, the paradigm for an electron transport chain across the plasma membranep. 69
Plasma membrane-bound nitrate reductase in algae and higher plantsp. 103
NADH oxidase: a multifunctional ectoprotein of the eukaryotic cell surfacep. 121
Iron transport in yeast: the involvement of an iron reductase and oxidasep. 157
Reduction and uptake of iron in plantsp. 179
Involvement of plasma membrane redox systems in growth control of animal and plant cellsp. 193
Possible sources of reactive oxygen during the oxidative burst in plantsp. 215
Antioxidative role of ubiquinone in animal plasma membranep. 247
Metal reduction by macrophages Its role in low-density lipoprotein oxidationp. 267
Plasma membrane protein disulfide isomerase: its role in the translocation of diphtheria toxin and HIV virus across endosomal and cell membranesp. 279
Plasma membrane redox systems in tumor cellsp. 309
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780792354673
ISBN-10: 0792354672
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 31st December 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.47