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Title Peroxiredoxin systems : structures and functions / edited by Leopold Flohé and J. Robin Harris
Published New York : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 389 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Subcellular biochemistry ; v. 44
Sub-cellular biochemistry ; v. 44.
Contents Introduction / Leopold Flohé and J. Robin Harris -- Evolution of the peroxiredoxins / Bernard Knoops, Eléonore Loumaye and Valérie Van Der Eecken -- Structural survey of the peroxiredoxins / P. Andrew Karplus and Andrea Hall -- The catalytic mechanism of peroxiredoxins / Leslie B. Poole -- Kinetics of peroxiredoxins and their role in the decomposition of peroxynitrite / Madia Trujillo [and others] -- The peroxiredoxin repair proteins / Thomas J. Jönsson and W. Todd Lowther -- Peroxiredoxins in bacterial antioxidant defense / James M. Dubbs and Skorn Mongkolsuk -- The NADH oxidase-Prx system in Amphibacillus xylanus / Youichi Niimura -- Peroxiredoxin systems in mycobacteria / Timo Jaeger -- Peroxiredoxin systems of protozoal parasites / Marcel Deponte, Stefan Rahlfs and Katja Becker -- The trypanothione system / Luise R. Krauth-Siegel, Marcelo A. Comini and Tanja Schlecker -- Functions of typical 2-Cys peroxiredoxins in yeast / Brian A. Morgan and Elizabeth A. Veal -- The dual function of plant peroxiredoxins in antioxidant defence and redox signaling / Karl-Josef Dietz -- Mitochondrial peroxiredoxins / Zhenbo Cao, J. Gordon Lindsay and Neil W. Isaacs -- Peroxiredoxins in the lung with emphasis on peroxiredoxin VI / Bruno Schremmer [and others] -- Peroxiredoxins in gametogenesis and embryo development / Isabelle Donnay and Bernard Knoops -- Peroxiredoxins in the central nervous system / Fumiyuki Hattori and Shinzo Oikawa -- Stress-induced peroxiredoxins / Tetsuro Ishii and Toru Yanagawa
Summary A volume within the Subcellular Biochemistry series is an appropriate setting for the first multi-author book devoted to the new family of antioxidant and cell signalling proteins, the peroxiredoxins. Within the antioxidant and cell signalling fields, even the existence of the peroxiredoxins has yet to be appreciated by many; with this book we aim to rectify this situation. We have tried to select diverse chapter topics to cover relevant aspects of the subject and to persuade knowledgeable authors to contribute a manuscript. As almost inevitable, a few authors let us down by failing to respond, others could not submit a manuscript in time for personal reasons. These unfortunately were two of the pioneers, Earl Stadtman and Sue Goo Rhee, but we appreciate that they communicated a lot of details that helped us to reconstruct the early phase of peroxiredoxin enzymology. We have thus compiled a book that competently covers the peroxiredoxin field from its beginnings through to currently relevant topics. In the introductory Chapter 1 we provide a short historical survey of the subject, based upon the early structural and enzymic studies on peroxiredoxins, and then lead into some of our current personal interests, such as the likely continuing contribution of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for the study of high molecular mass peroxiredoxin complexes and the association of peroxiredoxins with other proteins, and the targeting of drugs against microbial peroxiredoxins, as future therapeutic approaches
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Peroxiredoxins.
Oxidation-reduction reaction.
Oxidative stress.
Peroxiredoxins -- physiology
Oxidative Stress
Cellular Structures
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Sciences de la vie.
Oxidative stress
Oxidation-reduction reaction
Form Electronic book
Author Flohé, L. (Leopold), 1938-
Harris, J. Robin (James Robin)
ISBN 9781402060519