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Plasma Membrane Redox Systems and their Role in Biological Stress and Disease

  • Han Asard
  • Alajos Bérczi
  • Roland J. Caubergs
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Han Asard, Nele Horemans, Valeria Preger, Paolo Trost
    Pages 1-31
  3. Alajos Bérczi, Peter van Gestelen, Paolo Pupillo
    Pages 33-67
  4. Erin L. Connolly, Mary Lou Guerinot
    Pages 179-192
  5. José A. González-Reyes, Francisco Córdoba, Plácido Navas
    Pages 193-213
  6. Terrence M. Murphy, Han Asard, Andrew R. Cross
    Pages 215-246
  7. José M. Villalba, Frederick L. Crane, Placido Navas
    Pages 247-265
  8. Wendy Jessup, Brett Garner, Roger T. Dean
    Pages 267-277
  9. Miguel Ángel Medina
    Pages 309-324
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About this book

Introduction

Oxidation-reduction (i.e. redox) processes at the plasma membrane of any cell have been attracting more and more attention, both in basic and in applied research, since the first workshop dealing with the plasma membrane oxidoreductases was organized in Cordoba, Spain, in 1988. This evolution is evident considering the numerous cell functions performed by plasma membrane redox systems not only in healthy cells but also in cells that escaped from the normal metabolic control (e.g. cancer cells) and cells under attack by pathogens. Plasma membrane redox processes have now been demonstrated to play an essential role in growth control and defense mechanisms of these cells. The great importance of the plasma membrane redox systems originates in the fact that they are located in the membrane which is essentially the site of communication between the living cell and its environment. We may say that the plasma membrane can be considered as the "sensory part" of the cell. No chemical substance can enter the cell interior without interaction with the plasma membrane.

Keywords

Macrophages NADPH Oxidation Plant physiology Protein Transport Viruses physiology proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Han Asard
    • 1
  • Alajos Bérczi
    • 2
  • Roland J. Caubergs
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Antwerp (RUCA)AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Institute of BiophysicsHungarian Academy of SciencesSzegedHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2695-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5134-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2695-5
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