Plant Membrane Biology

Hardcover | April 1, 1992

EditorIan Max Moller, Peter Brodelius

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The plant cell contains a number of well-defined membranes and membrane systems. The plasma membrane forms the barrier between the cytoplasm and the cell exterior, and as such it regulates the exchange of nutrients, acts as the receptor for environmental signals, and helps protect the cellagainst pathogen attack. This book contains twenty-three chapters by leading researchers on the structure, biogenesis, transport mechanisms, signal transduction, and enzymology of plant cell membranes, providing insight into new and recent developments in the field.

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The plant cell contains a number of well-defined membranes and membrane systems. The plasma membrane forms the barrier between the cytoplasm and the cell exterior, and as such it regulates the exchange of nutrients, acts as the receptor for environmental signals, and helps protect the cellagainst pathogen attack. This book contains tw...

Peter Brodelius, Department of Plant Biochemistry, both at Lund University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:314 pagesPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198577761

ISBN - 13:9780198577768

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IntroductionSignal Transduction:1. Small GTP-binding proteins in plants2. Inositides and plant cell signalling3. Nuclear genes involved in chloroplast gene expression in Chlamydomonas4. Photoregulation of the uptake of NO_, NO-, and CI by the green alga Monoraphidium braunii5. Biochemical analysis of photoreceptor proteins in microorganisms6. Flowering and plasma membrane properties of spinach leavesBiogenesis and Turnover:7. Protein import into mitochondria8. Mechanisms and energetics of thylakoidal protein transport9. To come10. Intraorganellar sorting of chloroplast proteinsRedox Processes:12. NADH-ferricyanide reductases in plant membranes13. Bifunctional role of the bc complex of spinach leaf mitochondria, as oxidoreductase and as general processing pentidase14. Engineering of the D1 polypeptide in the cvyanobacterium Synechocystis 6803Dyamics of Membrane Domains15. Domains in biological membranes: a study on the organization of the chloroplast thykaloid membrane16. Formation and disintegration of lamellar cisternae of the endoplasmic reticulum: regulatory apects17. Studies on the phosphorylation and dephosphyorylation reactions of the thykaloid membrane proteins using synthetic peptides18. Specific blocking of complex formation in thykaloid membranes by peptide fragments of the light harvesting complex ITransport Across Membranes19. Structure-function analyses of vacuolar H pyrophosphatase20. Plant and fungal plasma membrane H -ATPases: how alike are they with respect to regulation?21. "Non-detergent behaviour" of Brij 58, a polyoxyethylene acyl ether, creates membrane vesicles of uniform sidedness22. Identification of the malate transporter in the tonoplastIndex

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`The book is of high interest to all plant biologists and biochemists and should be present in general libraries and in those of plant biology institutions.'Hartmut Lichtenthaler, Journal of Plant Physiology, vol. 151 (1997)