Natural Terpenoids as Messengers

A multidisciplinary study of their production, biological functions and practical applications

  • Paul Harrewijn
  • Adriaan M. van Oosten
  • Paul G. M. Piron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 1-9
  3. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 11-57
  4. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 59-107
  5. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 109-179
  6. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 181-252
  7. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 253-296
  8. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 297-338
  9. Paul Harrewijn, Adriaan M. van Oosten, Paul G. M. Piron
    Pages 339-356
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 357-440

About this book

Introduction

In contrast to books on specific bioactive compounds, this book deals with the role of mevalonic acid metabolites (isoprenoids and their derived structures) in metabolism, development, and functions of organisms, which, though diverse, show various levels of communication. Different disciplines are brought together in a discussion of the messenger functions of terpenoids within and between organisms belonging to five biological kingdoms: bacteria, fungi, plants, insects, and vertebrates (including humans).
The present volume covers evolutionary aspects of terpenoids in plant physiology, plant-insect relationships, semiochemicals, and in life sciences, with special emphasis on cancer research and treatment. The book provides proposals for multidisciplinary model systems for the study of interrelationships of organisms utilizing terpenoid messengers, and discusses novel strategies for insect control and multifactor treatments of cancer utilizing terpenoids.
This book is of interest to scientists, and students at an advanced level: biologists, plant breeders, pharmacologists, specialists in medical fields, especially oncologists, physicians in general, and anyone with a basic biochemical and physiological knowledge.

Keywords

Plant physiology Terpene bacteria development evolution fungi insects metabolism physiology plant plants

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Harrewijn
    • 1
  • Adriaan M. van Oosten
    • 2
  • Paul G. M. Piron
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Research InternationalWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TNO Industrial TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0767-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3822-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0767-2
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