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Biochemistry and Function of Sterols

1st Edition

By Edward J. Parish, W. David Nes

CRC Press

288 pages

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pub: 1997-01-14
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Leading international scientists bring current and developing topics in sterol research together in Biochemistry and Function of Sterols. The authors are experts in each major area of sterol research-medicine, biochemistry, chemistry, and agriculture. Each chapter features the current state of research as well as new and developing research topics. Throughout the volume the focus is on the major and expanding areas of sterol biochemistry and function of sterols in all classes or organisms. The broad scope of this work embraces many disciplines and will be of interest to a variety of researchers, students, and lay people. Professors will find Biochemistry and Function of Sterols an excellent choice as a textbook for courses on steroid, lipid, or plant biochemistry.

Table of Contents

Inhibitors of 2,3-Oxidosqualene Cyclase as Tools for Studying the Mechanism and Function of the Enzyme, L. Cattel and M. Ceruti

Aromatase Inhibitors, J. O'Neal Johnston

Variability of Metabolism and Function of Sterols in Insects, J.A. Svoboda

Oxysterols and Apoptosis: Evidence for Gene Regulation Outside the Cholesterol Pathway, E.B. Thompson and S. Ayala-Torres

Tracing Steroid Synthesis in Plants, H.W. Groeneveld

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Sterol Synthesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, N.D. Lees, M. Bard, and D.R. Kirsch

19-Noraldosterone, Y. Takeda

Enzymology of Phytosterol Transformations, W.D. Nes and M. Venkatramesh

Isoprenoid Biosynthesis in Plants: Carbon Partitioning Within the Cytoplasmic Pathway, J.D. Newman and J. Chappell

Mevalonate Biosynthesis in Plants, T.J. Bach, A. Boronat, N. Campos, A. Ferrer, and K.-U. Vollack

Lanosterol Analogs: Dual-Action Inhibitors of Cholesterol Biosynthesis, L.L. Frye and D.A. Leonard

Biochemistry and Function of Nematode Steroids, D.J. Chitwood

Occurrence, Biosynthesis, and Putative Role of Ecdysteroids in Plants, J.H. Adler and R.J. Grebenok

Regulation of 3-Hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Reductase Activity by Side-Chain Oxysterols and Their Derivatives, E.J. Parish, S.C. Parish, and S. Li

Biological Effects of Brassinosteroids, C. Brosa

Vitamin D: A Hormonal Regulator of the cAMP Signaling Pathway, J.P. Berg and E. Haug

Protein Isoprenylation in Plants, S.K. Randall and D.N. Crowell

Chemical Modulation of Activity in Steroidal Estrogens, E. Palomino

Use of Sterol Mutants as Probes for Sterol Functions in the Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, L.W. Parks, J.H. Crowley, F.W. Leak, S.J. Smith, and M.E. Tomeo

Integration of the Metabolic Pathways of Steroids, Carotenoids, and Retinoids, A.M. Gawienowski


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General