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Title Advances in Biochirality / edited by G. Pályi, C. Zucchi, L. Caglioti.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1999.


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Summary Chirality is a fundamental, persistent, but often overlooked feature of all living organisms on the molecular level as well as on the macroscopic scale. The high degree of preference for only one of two possible mirror image forms in Nature, often called biological homochirality is a puzzling, and not yet fully understood, phenomenon. This book covers biological homochirality from an interdisciplinary approach - contributions range from synthetic chemists, theoretical topologists and physicists, from palaeontologists and biologists to space scientists and representatives of the pharmaceutical and materials industries. Topics covered include - theory of biochirality, origins of biochirality, autocatalysis with amplification of chirality, macroscopic (present) biochirality, fossil records of chiral organisms - paleochirality, extraterrestrial origin of chirality, exceptions to the rule of biological homochirality, D-amino acids, chemical transfer of chirality, PV effects, and polarised radiation chemistry.
Contents Selected chapter headings: Preface. (C. Bartolacelli). Dimensions of Biological Homochirality (G. `Plyi <IT>et al.</IT>). Theory of Biological Homochirality: Chirality, Symmetry Deficiency, and Electron-Cloud Holography in the Shape Analysis of Biomolecules (P.G. Mezey). On the Biological Advantage of Chirality (G. Gilat). Possible Mechanisms for Spontaneous Production of Enantiomeric Excess (D.Z. Lippmann, J. Dix). Search for the Origin of Homochirality of Biomolecules (L. Keszthelyi). The Role of Homochirality in Evolution (Z. Nansheng). Asymmetric Autocatalysis and Biomolecular Chirality (K. Soai, T. Shibata). Left-right Asymmetry in Animal Embryogenesis (M. Levin). Evolutionary Origin of Asymmetry in Early Metazoans (J. Dzik). Application of Amino Acid Racemization in Fossil Pleistocene Vertebrate and Invertebrate Analysis. Preservation of Proteins and Amino Acids (T. de Torres). Biomarker Reaction Kinetics during Kerogen Microscale Pyrolysis (G.D. Abbott, A.W. Scott). The Abiotic Generation of Homochirality on Saturn's Moon Titan (J.I. Lunine <IT>et al</IT>.). D-Amino Acids in Nature (Y. Nagata). Racemization-induced Defolding and Aggregation of Segments of & bgr;-Amyloid Protein: An Early Step in the Formation of Amyloid Plaques (Zs. Majer <IT>et al</IT>.) Occurrence and Biosynthesis of Animal Peptides Containing a D-amino acid (G. Kreil). Spontaneous D-Aspartic Acid Formation at Specific Sites of Lens Protein During Aging (N. Fujii <IT>et al</IT>.) Asymmetric Phenomena in Studies of Encapsulation and Assembly (J. Rebek Jr.). Self-assembly of Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Polyesters and their Stereoselective Interaction with Liposomes of DMPC (M. Prez-Mendez <IT>et al.</IT>). Transferring Chirality in Homogeneous Catalysis (P.S. Pregosin). Chiroptical Properties of (S)-(& mdash;) Methyl Glycolate-<IT>d</IT><INF>1</INF> (A. Forni <IT>et al</IT>.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Chirality -- Congresses.
Biomolecules -- Congresses.
Chiralité -- Congrčs.
Biomolécules -- Congrčs.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Molecular Biology.
Chirale Verbindungen
Genre/Form Congress
proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrčs.
Added Author Pályi, G. (Gyula), 1936-
Zucchi, C. (Claudia), 1964-
Caglioti, Luciano.
Other Form: Print version: Advances in Biochirality. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1999 0080434045 9780080434049 (DLC) 00698644 (OCoLC)42659322
ISBN 9780080434049
9780080526621 (electronic bk.)
0080526624 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000054979280
DEBBG BV039828628
DEBBG BV042313854
DEBSZ 367768666
NZ1 12433104
NZ1 15188846
UKMGB 017548704

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