Making Methionine: A Love Affair with Folate.- Structure Elucidations of Dimeric Pteridines.- A Selective Procedure for 6-Subsituted Pterin Derivatives: Synthesis and Substitution of Pterin 6-Triflate.- Solution and Solid Phase Synthesis of Pteridines, Purines and Related Compounds.- Synthesis of Pteridines with C-2 and C-6 Functional Group Diversity.- Stereospecific Synthesis of 2-Desamino-Tetrahydropterins as Probes of Hydroxylase Cofactor Recognition.- New Pyranopterin Chemistry Related to Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes.- Application of FDCD Spectroscopy for Determination of Chiralities of Biologically Important Pteridines.- Photo-Oxidation of Sepiapterin Produces Pterin-6-Carboxylic Acid and H2O2In Vitro.- Regulation of Tyrosine Hydroxylase by S-Glutathiolation: Relevance to Conditions Associated with Dopamine Neuronal Damage.- The Conformation of Tetrahydro-Biopterin Free and Bound to Aromatic Amino Acid Hydroxylases and NOS.- Regulatory Properties of the Tetrahydropterin Cofactor in the Reaction Catalyzed by Human Tyrosine Hydroxylase Isoforms 1-4.- Structure and Regulation of Phenylalanine Hydroxylase, and Implications for Related Enzymes.- Interaction of Phosphorylated Tyrosine Hydroxylase with 14-3-3 Proteins: Effects on Phosphorylation Kinetics.- Mechanistic Studies of Tryptophan Hydroxylase.- Role of Phe313/Trp326 in Determining Substrate Specificity in Tryptophan and Phenylalanine Hydroxylases.- Possible Contributions of Labile Asparagine Residues to Differences in Regulatory Properties of Human and Rat Phenylalanine Hydroxylase.- 3-(2-Thienyl)-L-Alanine as a Competitive Substrate Analogue and Activator of Human Phenylalanine Hydroxylase.- The N-Terminus of Human Tyrosine Hydroxylase is Responsible for its Association with Phospholipid Bilayers.- Mechanisms of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Activation by Stress Activated Protein Kinases.- Substrate Specificities of Phenylalanine and Tyrosine Hydroxylase: Role of Aspartate 425 of Tyrosine Hydroxylase.- Mutation of W457 Alters N-Hydroxy-L-Arginine Oxidation by Inducible NO Synthase: A Single Turnover Study.- Regulation of Rat Hepatic Phenylalanine Hydroxylating System In Vivo.- Estradiol Modulates GTP Cyclohydrolase I Gene Expression in Brain Catecholaminergic Systems.- PKC-Mediated Regulation of GTP Cyclohydrolase I in Mast Cells and Renal Mesangial Cells.- Regulation of GTP Cyclohydrolase I by Estrogen.- Sexually Dimorphic GTP Cyclohydrolase I Gene Expression is Independent of Sex Hormones.- Studies on the Reaction Mechanism of GTP Cyclohydrolase I.- Site-Directed Mutagenesis of Residues in the Active Site of Sepiapterin Reductase.- Determination of Residues Of Sepiapterin Reductase Phosphorylated by Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II.- The Interaction of GTP Cyclohydrolase I and GTP Cyclohydrolase Feedback Regulatory Protein Can be Detected Using the Yeast Two-Hybrid System.- Co-Induction of Tetrahydrobiopterin and Catecholamine Syntheses in V-1-Overexpressing PC12D Cells.- Sepiapterin Administration Raises Tissue BH4 Levels More Efficiently than BH4 Supplement in Normal Mice.- Cells Take up BH4, Oxidize it, and the Oxidized Biopterin is Preferentially Released.- Catecholamines-Up, a Negative Regulator of Tyrosine Hydroxylase and GTP Cyclohydrolase I in Drosophila Melanogaster.- The Pteridine Pathway in the Zebrafish, Danio Rerio: Development in Neural Crest-Derived Cells and its Control by GTP Cyclohydrolase I.- Pteridine and Nitric Oxide Biosynthesis in Physarum Polycephalum.- Pteridines and Pigment Granules of Wing Scales Concerned with Sexual Difference in Wing's Capability Reflecting Near-UV Rays in the Japanese Cabbage Butterfly, Pieris Rapae Crucibora.- Tetrahydrobiopterin, Nitric Oxide Synthesis and cGMP Concentrations in Mutants of Physarum Polycephalum with Altered Sporulation Behavior.- BH4 and NOS are Involved in Light Controlled Development of Sporangiophores in the Fungus Phycomyces Blakesleeanus.- Determination of Tetrahydropterins as Native Pte
Pteridine and folate research has long been recognized as important for many biological processes, such as amino acid metabolism, nucleic acid synthesis, neurotransmitter synthesis, cancer, cardiovascular function, and growth and development of essentially all living organisms. Defects in synthesis, metabolism and/or nutritional availability of these compounds have been implicated as major causes of common disease processes, e.g. cancer, inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular disorders, neurological diseases, autoimmune processes, and birth defects.
Since pteridine and folate biology uses concepts and experimental techniques drawn from all of these disciplines, the breadth of this volume is its great strength, bringing together researchers from a wide variety of fields including biochemistry, chemistry, physics, biophysics, genetics, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, virology, immunology, cancer, neurobiology and medicine. This volume should be a valuable and unique reference work for scientists with interests in these areas as well as those seeking up to date information.
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