By Hans-Jürgen Rehm, Gerald Reed, Alfred Pühler, Peter Stadler
The now accomplished moment variation of the Biotechnology e-book sequence is the biggest resource of knowledge within the box such as nearly eleven 000 revealed pages and ca. 500 contributions. every person interested by biotechnology will relish this publication sequence at their fingertips. transparent, concise, and entire Biotechnology offers scientists the entire historical past fabric that's integral for the improvement of biotechnological strategies. It deals a special selection of present details on all facets in biotechnology study and improvement from organic and genetic basics to genomics, bioinformatics, targeted procedures, metabolism and criminal, monetary and moral dimensions. one of these large volume of fabric calls for easy accessibility to the key terms, a lot of that are handled in several volumes. as a result the cumulative index is a important and handy device for seek in the course of the complete set of volumes. subject matters incorporated are organic basics/ Genetic basics and Genetic Engineering/ Bioprocessing/ Measuring, Modelling, and keep watch over/ Recombinant Proteins, Monoclonal Antibodies, and healing Genes/ Genomics and Bioinformatics/ items of basic Metabolism/ items of Secondary Metabolism/ Biotransformations, Enzymes, meals, and Feed/ distinct procedures/ Environmental tactics/ felony, fiscal and moral Dimensions/ Cumulative Index
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It will he discussed later. 3 Lipid-Linked Proteins A large number of proteins in eukaryotic cells contain covalently linked fatty acids or phospholipids that bind the protein to the plasma membrane. The latter. GPI-anchored proteins are discussed in Sect. 1. binding site of LDL receptor activation of lipoprotein lipase inhibition of lipoprotein lipase initiation of VLDL and chylomicron degradation Among the exclusively lipid-linked proteins. three different covalent attachments with three classes of lipids are known.
Many of the small G proteins, the y-subunits of the large G proteins. and the Ras proteins (transforming proteins that cause cells to become cancerous) contain these precursor sequence motifs. These protein species function in signal transduction processes across 2 Protein Types the plasma membrane and also in the control of cell division. Another type of lipid-linked proteins is represented by fatty acylated proteins (Fig. Sc). Two fatty acids are known to be linked to eukaryotic proteins and the fatty acyl group is thought to function as a membrane anchor.
Additional binding sites for high-af- ruses, such as diphtheria toxin, cholera toxin, finity binding of drugs (KRAGH-HANSEN, and the influenza virus also enter cells in this way. The best characterized example is the 1990) are also discussed. The ability to bind lipophilic intrinsic li- transferrin system whereby a transferrin-iron gands as well as lipophilic drugs and certain complex is internalized and, after removal of steroids is a property of lipocalins, a family of the iron, the apotransferrin receptor complex small extracellular proteins.