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Chemicals via Higher Plant Bioengineering

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Novel Chemicals from Plants via Bioengineering
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    Chapter 2 Recent Progress in Agricultural Biotechnology and Opportunities for Contract Research and Development
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    Chapter 3 Manipulation of Plant Oil Composition for the Production of Valuable Chemicals
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    Chapter 4 Biosynthesis of Ricinoleate in Castor Oil
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    Chapter 5 Monoterpenes in essential oils. Biosynthesis and properties.
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    Chapter 6 Biochemical and Molecular Tools for the Production of Useful Terpene Products from Pepper ( Capsicum Annuum )
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    Chapter 7 Towards the Production of Salt-Tolerant Crops
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    Chapter 8 Combinatorial Chemistry and its Applications in Agriculture and Food
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    Chapter 9 Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Future Challenges of Agriculture
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    Chapter 10 Molecular Strategies to Improve The Nutritional Quality of Legume Proteins
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    Chapter 11 Molecular Farming of Industrial Proteins from Transgenic Maize
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    Chapter 12 Improvements in Human Health Through Production of Human Milk Proteins in Transgenic Food Plants
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    Chapter 13 Food Plant-Delivered Cholera Toxin B Subunit for Vaccination and Immunotolerization
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    Chapter 14 Autoantigens Produced in Plants for Oral Tolerance Therapy of Autoimmune Diseases
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    Chapter 15 Production of Food Related Colorants by Culture of Plant Cells
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    Chapter 16 Production of Recombinant Blood Factors in Transgenic Plants
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    Chapter 17 Recent Progress in Biotechnology of Mexican Medicinal Plants
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    Chapter 18 Chemicals from Roots, Hairy Roots, and Their Application
Attention for Chapter 5: Monoterpenes in essential oils. Biosynthesis and properties.
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Chapter title
Monoterpenes in essential oils. Biosynthesis and properties.
Chapter number 5
Book title
Chemicals via Higher Plant Bioengineering
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, January 1999
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4615-4729-7_5
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4613-7143-4, 978-1-4615-4729-7

Loza-Tavera, H, Herminia Loza-Tavera, Loza-Tavera, Herminia


Monoterpenes are compounds found in the essential oils extracted from many plants, including fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs. These compounds contribute to the flavor and aroma of plant from which they are extracted. Monoterpenes are acyclic, monocyclic, or bicyclic C30 compounds synthesized by monoterpene synthases using geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP) as substrate. GPP is also the precursor in the synthesis of farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) and geranyl-geranyl pyrophosphate (GGPP), two important compounds in cell metabolism of animals, plants and yeast. Monoterpene cyclases produce cyclic monoterpenes through a multistep mechanism involving a universal intermediate, a terpinyl cation which can be transformed to several compounds. Experimental studies, using animal cancer models, have demonstrated that some monoterpenes possess anticarcinogenic properties, acting at different cellular and molecular levels. From these discoveries it seems clear that monoterpenes could be considered as effective, nontoxic dietary antitumorigenic agents that hold promise as a novel class of anticancer drugs.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 23%
Student > Bachelor 7 16%
Student > Master 6 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Researcher 3 7%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 28%
Chemistry 6 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 9 21%

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