Subcellular Biochemistry

Peroxisomes and their Key Role in Cellular Signaling and Metabolism

Editors: del Rio, Luis A. (Ed.)

  • Describes the central role played in cellular signaling by peroxisomes from different origins
  • Provides an up-to-date information on the function and metabolism of peroxisomes from human, animal, fungal and plant origin
  • Provides updated information on the metabolic interconnection and cross-talk of peroxisomes with other cell compartments
  • Describes the key cellular function played by peroxisomes as cell generators of important signaling molecules
  • Covers the role played by peroxisomes in human health, aging and disease
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Peroxisomes are a class of ubiquitous and dynamic single membrane-bounded cell organelles, devoid of DNA, with an essentially oxidative type of metabolism. In recent years it has become increasingly clear that peroxisomes are involved in a range of important cellular functions in almost all eukaryotic cells. In higher eukaryotes, including humans, peroxisomes catalyze ether phospholipids biosynthesis, fatty acid alpha-oxidation, glyoxylate detoxification, etc, and in humans peroxisomes are associated with several important genetic diseases. In plants, peroxisomes carry out the fatty acid beta-oxidation, photorespiration, metabolism of ROS, RNS and RSS, photomorphogenesis, biosynthesis of phytohormones, senescence, and defence against pathogens and herbivores. In recent years it has been postulated a possible contribution of peroxisomes to cellular signaling. In this volume an updated view of the capacity and function of peroxisomes from human, animal, fungal and plant origin as cell generators of different signal molecules involved in distinct processes of high physiological importance is presented.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Peroxisome Interactions and Cross-Talk with Other Subcellular Compartments in Animal Cells

    Schrader, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Peroxisomes in Human Health and Disease: Metabolic Pathways, Metabolite Transport, Interplay with Other Organelles and Signal Transduction

    Wanders, Ronald J. A.

    Pages 23-44

  • Aging, Age-Related Diseases and Peroxisomes

    Fransen, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • Peroxisomes and the Antiviral Responses of Mammalian Cells

    Odendall, Charlotte (et al.)

    Pages 67-75

  • Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-α Signaling in Hepatocarcinogenesis

    Misra, Parimal (et al.)

    Pages 77-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peroxisomes and their Key Role in Cellular Signaling and Metabolism
Editors
  • Luis A. del Rio
Series Title
Subcellular Biochemistry
Series Volume
69
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6889-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6889-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6888-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8290-6
Series ISSN
0306-0225
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 350
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