Biology of Starvation in Humans and Other Organisms


Todd C. Merkin (Editor)

 Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine

This important book examines the biology of starvation in humans and other organisms. Topics discussed herein include the physiological landscape of the stationary phase and the molecular events that allow the Mycobacterium smegmatis species to survive prolonged periods of starvation; the biochemical aspects of starvation in yeasts; the epidemiology of hunger in the world and the hunger-obesity paradox; starvation of bacteria for amino acids as an example of prokaryotic response to nutritional deprivation; intra-uterine growth retardation due to maternal undernutrition; and the physiological changes during starvation in fish.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Stationary Phase in Mycobacterium Smegmatis: Stringently Influencing the Cell Surface, the Proteome, the Regulome and the Genome                                                                                             
Abhinav Dey and Dipankar Chatterji

Chapter 2. Starvation in Yeasts: Biochemical Aspects                       
Halyna M. Semchyshyn, Maria M. Bayliak and Volodymyr I. Lushchak

Chapter 3. The Comparison of Lipid Profiling in Mouse Brain and Liver After Starvation and a High-Fat Diet: A Medical Systems Biology Approach
Vincent J.T. van Ginneken, Elwin Verheij, Maarten Hekman, Jan van der Greef, E.J.M. Feskens, and Robert E. Poelmann

Chapter 4. Epidemiology of “Hunger in the World”, the “Hunger-Obesity Paradox”, the “Fetal Origins Hypothesis” and its Physiological and Endocrinological Mechanisms
V. J. T. van Ginneken

Chapter 5. Starvation of Bacteria for Amino Acids as an Example of Prokaryotic Response to Nutritional Deprivation
Agnieszka Szalewska-Pałasz, Katarzyna Potrykus, Michael Cashel and Grzegorz Węgrzyn

Chapter 6. Causes And Consequences of Nutritional Iron Deficiency in Living Organisms
Nerea Sanvisens and Sergi Puig

Chapter 7. Insulin Resistance: Intra-Uterine Growth Retardation, Life Style, Genetic Susceptibility, Prevention and Treatment
Vincent J.T. van Ginneken; Edith J. M. Feskens and Robert E. Poelmann

Chapter 8. Metabolic Responses to Food Deprivation in Fish
Amalia Pérez-Jiménez, Cristina E. Trenzado Romero and Gabriel Cardenete Hernández

Chapter 9. Physiological Changes during Starvation in Fish
Miriam Furné  and Ana Sanz

Chapter 10. Sheep and Starvation: From Physiology Aspects to Main Gene Control
George P. Laliotis and Iosif Bizelis

Chapter 11. A Biochemical and Histochemical Study on the Activity of Acid Peptide Hydrolase (APH) in the Hypothalamus at Some Periods of Starvation and Refeeding after Starvation
A. Temur, H. Karadağ, F. Askerov and H. H. Dönmez