Quinones and Quinone Enzymes, Part B: Volume 382

Quinones and Quinone Enzymes, Part B: Volume 382

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Quinones are members of a class of aromatic compounds with two oxygen atoms bonded to the ring as carbonyl groups. This volume covers more clinical aspects of quinines, such as anticancer properties, as well as their role in nutrition and in age-related diseases.
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  • Hardback | 572 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.5mm | 907.2g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Approx. 150 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0121827860
  • 9780121827861

Table of contents

Section I: Mitochondrial Ubiquinone and Reductases

1: Mitochondrial Quinone Reductases: Complex I

2: Q-Cycle Bypass Reactions at the Qo Site of the Cytochrome bc1 (and Related) Complexes

3: Targeting Coenzyme Q Derivatives to Mitochondria

4: The Mitochondrial Interplay of Ubiquinol and Nitric Oxide in Endotoxemia

5: Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Dysfunction Caused by Coenzyme Q Deficiency

6: Coenzyme Q Cytoprotective Mechanisms

7: Dietary Coenzyme Q10 and Mitochondrial Status

Section II: Anticancer Quinones and Quinone Oxidoreductases

8: NAD(P)H:Quinone Oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1, DT-Diaphorase), Functions and Pharmacogenetics

9: Structure and Mechanism of NAD[P]H:Quinone Acceptor Oxidoreductases (NQO)

10: Diaziridinylbenzoquinones

11: Quinone Reductase-Mediated Nitro-Reduction: Clinical Applications

12: Bioactivation and Resistance to Mitomycin C

13: NAD(P)H:Quinone Oxidoreductase 1 Expression, Hydrogen Peroxide Levels, and Growth Phase in HeLa Cells

14: The "Prochaska" Microtiter Plate Bioassay for Inducers of NQO1

15: Structure-Activity Relationships in Two-Electron Reduction of Quinones

16: p53-Dependent Apoptosis and NAD(P)H:Quinone Oxidoreductase 1

17: The Role of Endogenous Catechol Quinones in the Initiation of Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases

18: Induction of NQO1 in Cancer Cells

Section III: Quinone Reductases: Chemoprevention and Nutrition

19: Role of Nicotinamide Quinone Oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) in Protection against Toxicity of Electrophiles and Reactive Oxygen Intermediates

20: Activation and Detoxification of Naphthoquinones by NAD(P)H: Quinone Oxidoreductase

21: Induction of Quinone Reductase as a Primary Screen for Natural Product Anticarcinogens

22: Chemoprevention by 1,2-Dithiole-3-Thiones Through Induction of NQO1 and Other Phase 2 Enzymes

23: Chemical Structures of Inducers of Nicotinamide Quinone Oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1)

24: Induction of Phase II Enzymes by Aliphatic Sulfides Derived from Garlic and Onions: An Overview

25: Upregulation of Quinone Reductase by Glucosinolate Hydrolysis Products From Dietary Broccoli

Section IV: Quinones and Age-Related Diseases

26: Therapeutic Effects of Coenzyme Q10 in Neurodegenerative Diseases

27: Neuroprotective Actions of Coenzyme Q10 in Parkinson's Disease

Author Index

Subject Index
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About Helmut Sies

Helmut Sies is an Honorary Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He received an Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1996. Dr. Sies is a member of the Northrhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Germany, and a Corresponding Member of both the Academy of Sciences of Heidelberg, Germany, and the Academy of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has received many awards and prizes, including the FEBS Anniversary Prize awarded by the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, 1978; the Distinguished Foreign Scholar award, MASUA, 1985; the Silver Medal, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1986; the Ernst Jung Preis fur Medizin, 1988; the Claudius-Galenus-Preis, 1990; and the ISFE-Preis, 1994. Dr. Sies sereves on the editorial board and advisory committee for twelve journals, has edited numerous books, and has published more than 400 original articles and chapters. He received his M.D. at the University of Munich in 1967 and currently serves as Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiological Chemistry at the University of Dusseldorf. Lester Packer received a PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry in 1956 from Yale University. In 1961, he joined the University of California at Berkeley serving as Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology until 2000, and then was appointed Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California. Dr Packer received numerous distinctions including three honorary doctoral degrees, several distinguished Professor appointments. He was awarded Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite (Knight of the French National Order of Merit) and later promoted to the rank of Officier. He served as President of the Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI), founder and Honorary President of the Oxygen Club of California. He has edited numerous books and published research; some of the most cited articles have become classics in the field of free radical biology: Dr Packer is a member of many professional societies and editorial boards. His research elucidated - the Antioxidant Network concept. Exogenous lipoic acid was discovered to be one of the most potent natural antioxidants and placed as the ultimate reductant or in the pecking order of the "Antioxidant Network" regenerating vitamins C and E and stimulating glutathione synthesis, thereby improving the overall cellular antioxidant defense. The Antioxidant Network is a concept addressing the cell's redox status. He established a world-wide network of research programs by supporting and co-organizing conferences on free radical research and redox biology in Asia, Europe, and America.
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