Editors: Jeffrey W. Berkin
Series: Biochemistry Research Trends

Bioenergetics is the subject of a field of biochemistry that concerns energy flow through living systems. This is an active area of biological research that includes the study of thousands of different cellular processes such as cellular respiration and the many other metabolic processes that can lead to production and utilization of energy in forms such as ATP molecules. This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of bioenergetics, including Cell ATP production by mitochondria; bioenergetics of closed ecological systems; bioenergetics of thermus thermophilus; as well as screening and studying photosynthetic mutants. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – ATP at a Crossroads: Cell Life or Death? pp. 1-50
Authors / Editors: (A. Atlante, A. Bobba, E. Marra, S. Passarella, Istituto di Biomembrane e Bioenergetica, CNR, Bari, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2 – Bioenergetics of Closed Ecological Systems: Effects of Carbon Sources pp. 51-96
Authors / Editors: (Frieda B. Taub, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washngton, USA)
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Chapter 3 – The Role of Mitochondria in the Glucose Metabolism pp. 97-129
Authors / Editors: (L. de Bari, A. Atlante, S. Passarella, Istituto di Biomembrane e Bioenergetica, CNR, Bari, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4 – Mitochondrial Dysfunction Produced by Zn (II) or Selenite: A Comparison with Cd (II) and Ca (II) pp. 131-149
Authors / Editors: (Elena A. Belyaeva, Laboratory of Comparative Biochemistry of Inorganic Ions, Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 5 – Extramitochondrial Aerobic Metabolism in Retinal Rod Outer Segment Disks pp. 151-163
Authors / Editors: (Isabella Panfoli, Department of Biology-DIBIO, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy)

Chapter 6 – Bioenergetics and Male Infertility: From Basic Science To Clinical Andrology pp. 165-181
Authors / Editors: (Alexandra Amaral, Ana Paula Sousa, Pedro Caballero Campo, Pedro Caballero Peregrín and João Ramalho-Santos, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, P.O. Box 3046, 3001-401 Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 7 – Identification of Specific Mitochondrial Proteins Forming Stable Adducts with 4-Hydroxynonenal within Cardiac Tissue of Type-I Diabetic Animals: Implications for Bioenergetics Dysfunction and Onset of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy pp. 183-215
Authors / Editors: (Gregg Di Nuoscio, Chao Yuan, Ossama Lashin, Andrea Romani, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and others)

Chapter 8 – Simultaneous Fluorescence and Reflection Confocal Microscopy Study of Living Osteoblast Bioenergetics as a Tool for the Design of Surface Topography of Dental Impants pp. 217-237
Authors / Editors: (Mercedes Salido, J. Ignacio Vilches-Perez, Jose Vilches, Cell Culture and Confocal Microscopy Unit, Department of Histology, School of Medicine, University of Cadiz, Spain, and others)

Chapter 9 – Screening and Studying Photosynthetic Mutants: Basics and Beyond pp. 239-244
Authors / Editors: (Xenie Johnson, Laura Houille-Vernes, Jean Alric, UMR 7141, CNRS et Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France)


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