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Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms

New Concepts and Experimental Approaches

Bach, Thomas J., Rohmer, Michel (Eds.)

2013, XIX, 505 p. 172 illus., 40 illus. in color.

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  • Presents the latest and the most applicable information on isoprenoids
  • All chapters are written by experts in their fields
  • Illustrated with both detailed line drawings and color photos

Isoprenoids are important in primary and secondary metabolism. They have implications in a myriad of physiological processes notably in plants, microorganisms and parasites, and biological activities at the cellular, organism, and ecosystem levels. The importance of isoprenoids in various areas of the scientific world has spurred intense research worldwide. Also their role in "nutraceuticals" has stimulated scientific curiosity. Literature on isoprenoids is widely scattered in journals with quite differing readerships and geographic distribution.

A comprehensive book on isoprenoids does not exist. Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches fills this gap by presenting the latest and the most applicable information on isoprenoids. The most recent TERPNET conference serves as the backdrop and provides much of the inspiration for the topics covered in the book. Additional topics of interest are covered as well, making Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms: New Concepts and Experimental Approaches the most comprehensive review of isoprenoid synthesis to date.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » currentjks

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Biochemistry & Biophysics - Microbiology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Isoprenoid Bbiosynthesis in Pprokaryotic Organisms
Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción and Albert Boronat

Chapter 2: 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate Synthase (DXS), A Crucial Enzyme for Isoprenoids Biosynthesis
Song Xiang, Gerlinde Usunow, Gudrun Lange, Marco Busch, and Liang Tong

Chapter 3: Biosynthetic Genes and Enzymes of Isoprenoids Produced by Actinomycetes
Tohru Dairi

Chapter 4: Interactions of Isoprenoid Pathway Enzymes and Indirect Stimulation of Isoprenoid Biosynthesis by Pentose Phosphate Cycle Substrates in Synechocystis PCC 6803
Kelly Poliquin, Francis X. Cunningham, Jr., R. Raymond Gantt, and Elisabeth Gantt

Chapter 5: Metabolic Engineering of Monoterpenoids Production in Yeast
Marc Fischer, Sophie Meyer, Maryline Oswald, Patricia Claudel, and Francis Karst

Chapter 6: Metabolic Engineering of Isoprenoid Production: Reconstruction of Multistep Heterologous Pathways in Tractable Hosts
Jérôme Maury, Mohammad A. Asadollahi, Luca R. Formenti, Michel Schalk, and Jens Nielsen

Chapter 7: Microbially-Derived Semi-synthetic Artemisinin
Christopher J. Paddon, Derek McPhee, Patrick J. Westfall, Kirsten R. Benjamin, Douglas J. Pitera, Karl Fisher, Scott Fickes, Michael D. Leavell, and Jack D. Newman

Chapter 8: Artemisinin: Controlling its Production in Artemisia Annua
Pamela Weathers, Melissa Towler, Yi Wang, and Kristin K. Wobbe

Chapter 9: Fosmidomycin as an Antimalarial Agent
Jochen Wiesner, Armin Reichenberg, Martin Hintz, Regina Ortmann, Martin Schlitzer, Serge Van Calenbergh, Steffen Borrmann, Bertrand Lell, Peter G. Kremsner, David Hutchinson, and Hassan Jomaa

Chapter 10: Regulation of Isoprene and Monoterpene Emission
Isabel Nogués and Francesco Loreto

Chapter 11: Involvement of Compartmentalization in Monoterpene and Sesquiterpene Biosynthesis in Plants
Michael Gutensohn, Dinesh A. Nagegowda, and Natalia Dudareva

Chapter 12: Strategies for the Manipulation of Carbocations by Aristolochene Synthase
David J. Miller and Rudolf K. Allemann

Chapter 13: Elucidating the Formation of Geranyllinalool, the Precursor of the Volatile C16-homoterpene TMTT Involved in Indirect Plant Defense
Marco Herdea, Katrin Gärtnera, Tobias Köllnerb, Benjamin Fodea, Wilhelm Bolandc, Jonathan Gershenzonb, Christiane Gatza, and Dorothea Tholl

Chapter 14: Strigolactones: A Cry for Help Results in Fatal Attraction. Is Escape Possible?
Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Juan Antonio Lopez-Raez, Catarina Cardoso, Tatsiana Charnikhova, Radoslava Matusova, Wouter Kohlen, Muhammad Jamil, Ralph Bours, Francel Verstappen, and Harro Bouwmeester

Chapter 15: Prenyldiphosphate Synthases and Gibberellin Biosynthesis
Chris C.N. van Schie, Michel A. Haring, and Robert C. Schuurink

Chapter 16: Gibberellin Phytohormone Metabolism
Reuben J. Peters

Chapter 17: Control of Plastidial Isoprenoid Precursor Supply: Divergent 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate Synthase (DXS) Isogenes Regulate the Allocation to Primary or Secondary Metabolism
Michael H. Walter, Daniela S. Floss, Heike Paetzold, Kerstin Manke, Jessica Vollrath, Wolfgang Brandt, and Dieter Strack

Chapter 18: Tobacco Trichomes as a Platform for Terpenoid Biosynthesis Engineering
Alain Tissier, Christophe Sallaud, and Denis Rontein

Chapter 19: Prenylated Proteins are Required for Methyl jasmonate-induced Monoterpenoid Indole Alkaloids Biosynthesis in Catharanthus roseus
Vincent Courdavault, Marc Clastre, Andrew John Simkin, and Nathalie Giglioli-Guivarc’h

Chapter 20: The Role of Prenylcysteine Methylation and Metabolism in Abscisic Acid Signaling in Arabidopsis Thaliana
Dring N. Crowell and David H. Huizinga

Chapter 21: What We Do and Do Not Know About the Cellular Functions of Polyisoprenoids
Liliana Surmacz and Ewa Swiezewska

Chapter 22: Regulation of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Synthase and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Reductase and Rubber Biosynthesis of Hevea brasiliensis (B.H.K.) Mull. Arg
Pluang Suwanmanee, Nualpun Sirinupong, and Wallie Suvachittanont

Chapter 23: Development of Crops to Produce Industrially Useful Natural Rubber
Maureen Whalen, Colleen McMahana, and David Shintani

Chapter 24: Occurrence in Tobacco of Two Acetoacetyl-Coenzyme A Thiolases with Distinct Expression Patterns and Subcellular Localization
Laurent Wentzinger, Esther Gerber, Thomas J. Bach, and Marie-Andrée Hartmann

Chapter 25: The Sterol C4-Demethylation in Higher Plants
Alain Rahier, Sylvain Darnet, Florence Bouvier, and Bilal Camara

Chapter 26 : Sterol C22-desaturase and its Biological Roles
Daisaku Ohta and Masaharu Mizutani

Chapter 27: Enzymatic Synthesis of Unnatural Cyclic Triterpenes
Ikuro Abe

Chapter 28: Saponin Synthesis and Function
Sam T. Mugford and Anne Osbourn

Chapter 29: Cardenolide Aglycone Formation in Digitalis
Wolfgang Kreis and Frieder Müller-Uri

Chapter 30: Biosynthesis of Isoprenoid Precursors in Arabidopsis
Manuel Rodríguez-Concepción, Narciso Campos, Albert Ferrer, and Albert Boronat

Chapter 31: Understanding the Mechanisms that Modulate the MEP Pathway in Higher Plants
Patricia León and Elizabeth Cordoba

Chapter 32: Functional Analysis of HMG-CoA Reductase and Oxidosqualene Cyclases in Arabidopsis
Toshiya Muranaka and Kiyoshi Ohyama

Chapter 33: Systems Understanding of Isoprenoid Pathway Regulation in Arabidopsis
Eva Vranová

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