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Natural Terpenoids as Messengers A multidisciplinary study of their production, biological functions and practical applications [electronic resource] :

  • Harrewijn, Paul. author. , Oosten, Adriaan M. van. author. , Piron, Paul G. M. author.
  • 2000
Natural Terpenoids as Messengers A multidisciplinary study of their production, biological functions and practical applications [electronic resource] :
  • Data Type
    Book
  • Title/Author
    Natural Terpenoids as Messengers[electronic resource] :A multidisciplinary study of their production, biological functions and practical applications / by Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron.
  • Author
    Harrewijn, Paul., author., Oosten, Adriaan M. van., author., Piron, Paul G. M., author.
  • Authors
    SpringerLink (Online service)
  • Phy Desc.
    XI, 440 p. : online resource.
  • Contents Note
    1 Introduction -- 2 Production of terpenes and terpenoids -- 2.1 Biosynthesis of isoprenoids -- 2.2 Production of terpenoids by different organisms -- 3 The origin and evolution of terpenoid messengers -- 3.1 Selection of key enzymes in isoprenoid biosynthesis -- 3.2 Feedback mechanisms -- 3.3 Other types of feedback regulation -- 3.4 Site of action of the regulatory mechanisms -- 3.5 Interference with DNA synthesis: prenylated proteins -- 4 Specific properties of terpenoids -- 4.1 Messengers on the cellular level -- 4.2 Direct toxic effects -- 5 Functions of natural terpenoids in the interrelationships between organisms -- 5.1 Semiochemicals -- 5.2 Relationship between structure and function -- 6 Terpenoids in practice -- 6.1 Natural terpenoids and their sources -- 6.2 Utilization of terpenoids in biology and agriculture -- 7 Natural terpenoids to the benefit of human health -- 7.1 Applications in medicine -- 7.2 Cosmetics -- 7.3 Terpenoid analogues and derivatives -- 8 Prospectus and suggestions for further research -- 8.1 Search for new bioactive terpenoids -- 8.2 A multidisciplinary approach -- Epilogue -- References -- General reading.
  • Topical Term
    Life sciences.
    Cancer research.
    Biochemistry.
    Plant science.
    Botany.
    Plant physiology.
    Animal physiology.
    Life Sciences.
    Biochemistry, general.
    Plant Physiology.
    Animal Physiology.
    Plant Sciences.
    Cancer Research.
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    Springer eBooks
  • Additional Item
    Printed edition: 9789401038225
  • ISBN
    9789401007672
  • Language
    English