Inorganic Polyphosphates

Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology

  • Heinz C. Schröder
  • Werner E. G. Müller

Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. I. S. Kulaev, T. V. Kulakovskaya, N. A. Andreeva, L. P. Lichko
    Pages 27-43
  3. H. C. Schröder, B. Lorenz, L. Kurz, W. E. G. Müller
    Pages 45-81
  4. N. F. B. Phillips, Pei Chung Hsieh, T. H. Kowalczyk
    Pages 101-125
  5. A. A. Baykov, B. S. Cooperman, A. Goldman, R. Lahti
    Pages 127-150
  6. D. Ault-Riché, A. Kornberg
    Pages 241-252
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 313-317

About this book


Inorganic polyphosphates - polymers of orthophosphate linked by high-energy phosphoanhydride bonds - have been found in apparently all forms of life, from bacteria, yeasts and fungi to higher plants and animals. These polymers, which had been neglected for a long time, have become a fascinating area of research in the last few years. This volume summarizes the present state of knowledge about the metabolism and function of inorganic polyphosphates. In addition, the methods to study these polymers as well as the biotechnological applications of inorganic polyphosphates are described. The 15 chapters of this volume, dealing with different aspects of polyphosphate research, are written by experts in the field. This book represents a valuable source of information not only for researchers working on this subject, but also for scientists interested in fundamental aspects of cell and energy metabolism.


Calcium Escherichia coli bacteria biochemistry biology biotechnology cell membrane chemistry enzymes ion channels membrane metabolism polymer wastewater yeast

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz C. Schröder
    • 1
  • Werner E. G. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physiologische Chemie Abteilung für Angewandte MolekularbiologieJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63597-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58444-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-6484
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