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The Redox State and Circadian Rhythms

  • Editors
  • Thérèse Vanden Driessche
  • Jean-Luc Guisset
  • Ghislaine M. Petiau-de Vries
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thérèse Vanden Driessche
    Pages 5-26
  3. Ghislaine M. Petiau - de Vries, Danielle Baeyens - Volant
    Pages 27-57
  4. Ivonne Balzer, Britta Höcker, Holger Kapp, Birgit Bartolomaeus
    Pages 95-119
  5. Rüdiger Hardeland, Ana Coto-Montes, Susanne Burkhardt, Beata K. Zsizsik
    Pages 121-140
  6. Han Asard, Nele Horemans, Geert Potters, Roland J. Caubergs
    Pages 163-175
  7. Maisa R. P. L. Brigagão, Alcely S. Barroso, Pio Colepicolo
    Pages 177-191
  8. Carmen Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Mayo, Rosa María Sainz
    Pages 203-233
  9. Thierry Franck, Claire Kevers, Jean-François Hausman, Jacques Dommes, Claude Penel, Hubert Greppin et al.
    Pages 235-255
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book

Introduction

Although the term redox covers an important number of chemical reactions, biochemists are more familiar with reactions involving the reactions mediated by electron transfer chains associated with respiration, the thiol-disulfide exchanges and the reactions occurring in the presence of free radicals. More recently, the importance of these reactions in the living world and in medicine has been recognized by biochemists, biologists, physiologists, physicians, etc. The importance of the subject in both fundamental and is reflected by the abundance of interesting reviews applied science concerning the subject (Cadenas, 1989, Del Maestro, 1991) and books (Dreosti, 1991; Rice-Evans and Burdon, 1994; Armstrong, 1994) The aim of this chapter is to describe basic reactions known with references to reviews covering special subjects related to redox reactions. Transformation of energy in living organisms is mediated by complex biological systems such as electron transfer chains where the succession of redox reactions provides energy to the organisms. Molecular oxygen or dioxygen is an essential molecule and is the terminal acceptor of electrons during respiration in eukaryotes. In these organisms, the electron transfer chain is located in the mitochondrial membranes and produces adenosine triphosphate (ATP). In anaerobes, the electron acceptor is C0 , S, sulphate or nitrate ions 2 instead of 02.

Keywords

DNA Transport biochemistry cyclin enzymes metabolism physiology plasma membrane

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9556-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5516-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9556-8
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