Non-Glycolytic Pathways of Metabolism of Glucose provides information pertinent to the metabolism of glucose. This book discusses the features of glycolysis and explores the other possibilities for glucose breakdown in mammalian metabolism.
Organized into 13 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the regulatory factors in glucose breakdown, including the distribution of enzymes in various organs, the concentration of inorganic ions, as well as the composition of diets, hormones, and vitamins. This text then discusses the glucose dehydrogenation activity, which oxidizes glucose in the presence of methylene blue. Other chapters consider the capacity of mammalian organisms to degrade gluconic acid to a limited extent. This book discusses as well the levels of activity of dehydrogenases in mammalian tissues. The final chapter deals with the reduction methods and colorimetric procedures for the estimation of sugars and their derivatives.
This book is a valuable resource for chemists, biologists, biochemists, and biophysicists.