Alkali Cation Transport Systems in Prokaryotes is the first book that brings together the physiological, structural, and molecular biological aspects of the transport of sodium, potassium, and ammonium across the bacterial cell membrane. Sodium translocation plays a major role in energy coupling of some prokaryotes, and much of the book is devoted to new and exciting developments in this field. Over 30 experts have contributed to this excellent reference for microbiologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, chemotherapists, and researchers interested in bioenergetics.
Na+ Transport Systems: Na+ Transport Systems in Prokaryotes (E. Padan and S. Schuldiner). Na+/H+ Antiporters in Escherichia coli (S. Shuldiner and E. Padan). Na+/Substrate Symport in Prokaryotes (I. Yamato and Y. Anraku). Na+ Extrusion Coupled to Decarboxylation Reactions (P. Dimroth). The Na+ Cycle in Alkaliphilic Bacillus Species (D.M. Ivey, A.A. Guffanti, and T.A. Krulwich). The Na+ Cycle in Vibrio alginolyticus (H. Tokuda). The Na+-Translocating ATP-Synthetase from Propionigenium modestum (P. Dimroth). Na+ Translocation in the Course of Methanogenesis from Methanol or Formaldehyde (V. Müller and G. Gottschalk). The Role of Na+ in the First Step of CO2 Reduction to Methane in Methanogenic Bacteria (P. Schönheit). K+ Transport Systems: Cell K+ and K+ Transport Systems in Prokaryotes (E.P. Bakker). K+-Translocating Kdp-ATPases and Other Bacterial P-Type ATPases (A. Siebers and K. Altendorf). Low-Affinity K+ Uptake Systems (E.P. Bakker). K+ Transport in Enterococcus hirae (Y.Kakinuma). K+ Efflux Systems (I.R. Booth, R.M. Douglas, G.P. Ferguson, A.J. Lamb, A.W. Munro, and G. Ritchie). Regulation of Gene Expression during Osmoregulation: The Role of Potassium Glutamate as a Secondary Signal For Osmotic Stress (I.R. Booth). Cell K+, Internal pH, and Active Transport in Rhodobacter sphaeroides (T. Abee and W.N. Konings). Stretch-Activated Channels in Prokaryotes (M. Zoratti and A. Ghazi). Bacteriocin and Bacteriophage Channels in Prokaryotes (L. Letellier). NH4+ Transport Systems: NH4+ Transport Systems (D. Kleiner). NH4+ Transport Systems in Escherichia coli (E.M. Barnes, Jr. and A. Jayakumar). Futile Cycling of K+ and NH4+ Ions in Escherichia coli (E.T. Buurman, M. Joost Teixeira de Mattos, and O.M. Neijssel). Index.