This fresh Annual Plant studies quantity is the second one version of the hugely winning and well-received Functions of Plant Secondary Metabolites and their Exploitation in Biotechnology (Annual Plant Reviews,Volume 3).
This interesting new quantity offers an updated survey of the features of plant secondary metabolites, their modes of motion and their use in pharmacology as molecular probes, in medication as healing brokers, and in agriculture as biorational insecticides. the chances to provide priceless common items in plant cellphone and tissue tradition or even in recombinant microorganisms also are reviewed.
This conscientiously compiled re-creation brings jointly chapters from many of the world’s top specialists in plant secondary metabolites. thoroughly revised and taken correct brand new with a lot new info, this quantity is an important buy for complicated scholars, researchers and pros in biochemistry, body structure, molecular biology, genetics, plant sciences, agriculture, drugs, pharmacology and pharmacy, operating within the educational and commercial sectors, together with these operating within the pesticide and pharmaceutical industries. Libraries in all universities and learn institutions the place those topics are studied and taught will want copies of this glorious quantity on their cabinets.
- A better half quantity Annual Plant ReviewsVolume 40,Biochemistryof Plant Secondary Metabolism, moment Edition,Edited by means of M. Wink, can also be available.
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–20): Michael Wink
Chapter 2 Molecular Modes of motion of shielding Secondary Metabolites (pages 21–161): Michael Wink and Oskar Schimmer
Chapter three Chemical Defence in Marine Ecosystems (pages 162–213): Annika Putz and Peter Proksch
Chapter four Plant?Microbe Interactions and Secondary Metabolites with Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral houses (pages 214–347): Jurgen Reichling
Chapter five New scientific purposes of Plant Secondary Metabolites (pages 348–380): Jorg Heilmann
Chapter 6 construction of average items by way of Plant telephone and Organ Cultures (pages 381–397): August?Wilhelm Alfermann
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Extra info for Annual Plant Reviews Volume 39: Functions and Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites, Second edition
1993). , 2007) has given impetus to the study of the biosynthesis of alkaloids and other SM and, in particular, to the elucidation of the enzymes involved. It has also brought about renewed interest in the regulation of SM synthesis and in the location and means of sequestration of these substances within the plant. , 2008; Wu and Chappell, 2008; Sch¨afer and Wink, 2009). Ultimately, it might be possible to produce valuable alkaloids from recombinant bacteria or yeast. If the corresponding SM (both from plant or microbial origin) confer resistance to insects or pathogens, genetic transformation of susceptible crop plants could be another valuable avenue for exploitation.
Steroidal hormones, sex hormones, ecdysone, juvenile hormone) or neurotransmitters (Kreis and ¨ Muller-Uri, 2009). Several diterpenes are quite toxic; phorbol esters (present in Euphorbiaceae and Thymelaeaceae) activate protein kinase C and therefore cause severe inflammation. Grayanotoxin I (or andromedotoxin), which are common in Ericaceae, are potent inhibitors of sodium channels and thus strong neurotoxins (Wink and Van Wyk, 2008). Saponins are the glycosides of triterpenes or steroids and include the group of cardiac glycosides and steroidal alkaloids.
Wink, M. (2000) Interference of alkaloids with neuroreceptors and ion channels, in Bioactive Natural Products (ed. Atta-Ur-Rahman), Elsevier, pp. 1–127. Wink, M. (2007) Molecular modes of action of cytotoxic alkaloids- From DNA intercalation, spindle poisoning, topoisomerase inhibition to apoptosis and multiple drug resistance, in The Alkaloids, Vol. 64 (ed. G. Cordell), Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 1–48. Wink, M. (2008a) Evolutionary advantage and molecular modes of action of multicomponent mixtures used in phytomedicine.
Annual Plant Reviews Volume 39: Functions and Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites, Second edition