The Peroxisome

The Peroxisome

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The peroxisome is a cellular organelle which performs a vital role in animals and plants. Many advances have been made in our understanding of the peroxisome in recent years. This book provides a basic introduction to the peroxisome, followed by detailed and comprehensive discussion of its structure and function, and coverage of human peroxisomal diseases. This is an authoritative and readable text, presented in a convenient format with numerous diagrams and chapter summaries, suitable for students and researchers in the biomedical sciences.... details of prevailing mechanisms, fortunately in the case of peroxisomal turnover the most characteristic enzyme, catalase, ... description of the synthetic and degradation characteristics of this enzyme can be simply derived by this methodology. ... enzyme, or to elevate the levels normally present in animal tissues, and the known existence of compounds affecting ... follows: catalase is synthesized and first appears in the polysomal fraction as the same form of the enzyme that occursanbsp;...

Title:The Peroxisome
Author:Colin Masters, Denis Crane
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1995-07-13


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