Biological Electron Transfer Chains: Genetics, Composition and Mode of Operation

  • G. W. Canters
  • E. Vijgenboom

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 512)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Biological Electron Transfer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. L. Dutton, X. Chen, C. C. Page, S. Huang, T. Ohnishi, C. C. Moser
      Pages 3-8
    3. A. I. Kotelnikov, V. R. Vogel, A. V. Pastuchov, V. L. Voskoboinikov, E. S. Medvedev
      Pages 29-49
    4. J. W. Verhoeven, M. Koeberg, M. R. Roest, M. N. Paddon-Row, J. M. Lawson
      Pages 51-61
  3. Redox Chains: Composition and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. M. E. Lidstrom, L. Chistoserdova, S. Stolyar, A. L. Springer
      Pages 89-97
    3. H. V. Westerhoff, P. R. Jensen, L. Egger, W. C. van Heeswijk, R. van Spanning, B. N. Kholodenko et al.
      Pages 99-114
    4. F. S. Mathews, Z.-W. Chen, R. C. E. Durley, V. L. Davidson, L. H. Jones, M. E. Graichen et al.
      Pages 129-146
  4. Oxido-reductases: Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. J. A. Duine, A. Hacisalihoglu
      Pages 149-164
    3. S. K. Chapman, G. A. Reid, A. W. Munro
      Pages 165-184
    4. B. A. Averill, Y. Wang, J. O. Ka, I. N. Roublevskaia, J. M. Tiedje
      Pages 185-196
    5. O. Einsle, W. Schumacher, E. Kurun, U. Nath, P. M. H. Kroneck
      Pages 197-208
    6. R. O. Louro, T. Catarino, C. A. Salgueiro, J. Legall, D. L. Turner, A. V. Xavier
      Pages 209-223
    7. L. Bianci, I. Bertini, P. Turano, C. Luchinat
      Pages 225-238
  5. The Cytochrome c Oxidase Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. M. Brunori, A. Giuffre’, F. Malatesta, E. D’Itri, P. Sarti
      Pages 251-258
    3. C. Winterstein, O.-M. H. Richter, B. Ludwig
      Pages 259-269
    4. Matti Saraste, Antony Warne, Ulrich Gohlke
      Pages 271-278
    5. A. Kannt, H. Michel, M. R. Cheesman, A. J. Thomson, A. B. Dreusch, H. Körner et al.
      Pages 279-291

About this book


From May 3-7,1997, the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 'Biological Electron Transfer Chains' was organized in Tomar, Portugal. In the application for support the choice of the topic was justified as follows: "[Until recently efforts] have concentrated on the study of the structure and function of individual redox enzymes and proteins. Enough information is now available to make a start with the study of biological electron transfer (E1) at the next higher level of organization, that of the complete ET chain." The interest in the workshop was high: the majority of participants had registered before the workshop was formally announced, which illustrates the popularity of the topic within the biochemical and biophysical communities. The present volume contains a number of reports based on the lectures presented by the key speakers during the meeting. The workshop dealt with the following three themes: a) Electron transfer, which is the subject of Chapter 1. The analysis of ET at the molecular level is still fundamental for an understanding of how ET chains operate in vivo. After 40 years of research the contours of the subject are becoming clear now. b) Bacterial redox chains. This is the subject of Chapter 2. Its contents show how complicated these chains can be, often involving a number of gene clusters. Our understanding of the regulatory aspects and control mechanisms of these chains is only in its beginning.


chemistry genetics metabolism protein proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • G. W. Canters
    • 1
  • E. Vijgenboom
    • 1
  1. 1.Leiden Institute of ChemistryLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6158-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5133-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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