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Elliott & Elliott: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4e

Chapter 29

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Blood clotting

Scully, M. F. (1992). The biochemistry of blood clotting: the digestion of a liquid to form a solid. Essays Biochem., 27, 17-36.
Review of clotting, limiting of the process, and medical aspects.

Hooper, N. M. (Ed.). (2002). Proteases in biology and medicine. Essays Biochem., 36, 1-167.
A complete issue with 12 reviews on many aspects of proteases, including caspases, cancer, proteasomes, and blood clotting.

Sadler, J. E. (2004). K is for Koagulation. Nature, 427, 493-4 [DOI: 10.1038/427493a] [PubMed: 14765176].
Short News and Views article about identifying a key component of vitamin K metabolism that is the target of the anticoagulant

Cytochrome P450

Coon, M. J., Ding, X., Pernecky, S. J., and Vaz, A. D. N. (1992). Cytochrome P450; progress and predictions. FASEB J., 6, 669-73.
A crisp overview of different aspects of this important field.

Eastabrook, R. W. (1996). The remarkable P450s: a historical review of these versatile hemoprotein catalysts. FASEB J., 10, 202-4.
Summarizes the metabolic roles of P450s in broad terms.

Reactive oxygen species

Babior, B. M. (1987). The respiratory burst oxidase. Trends Biochem. Sci., 12, 241-3 [DOI: 10.1016/0968-0004(87)90118-6].
Reviews the deliberate production of superoxide by phagocytes.

Rusting, R. L. (1992). Why do we age? Sci. Am., 267(6), 130-41.
Contains a section on the evidence that free radicals may be a significant factor in ageing.

Harris, E. (1992). Regulation of antioxidant enzymes. FASEB J., 6, 2675-83.
A review of how the levels of enzymes destroying oxygen free radicals are adjusted to needs.

Rose, R. C. and Bode, A. M. (1993). Biology of free radical scavengers: an evaluation of ascorbate. FASEB J., 7, 1135-2.
Discusses the properties required for free radical scavengers and looks at ascorbate (vitamin C) in detail.

Fridovich, I. (1994). Superoxide radical and superoxide dismutase. Annu. Rev. Biochem., 64, 97-112 [DOI: 10.1146/annurev.bi.64.070195.000525].
Concise review of the field

Uddin, S. and Ahmad, S. (1995). Dietary antioxidants protection against oxidative stress. Biochem. Edu., 23, 2-7 [DOI: 10.1016/0307-4412(94)00097-9].

Lenaz, G. (2001). The mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species: mechanisms and implications of human pathology. IUBMB Life. 52, 159-64 [DOI: 10.1080/15216540152845957] [PubMed: 11798028].

Di Castelnuovo, A. et al. (2002). Meta-analysis of wine and beer consumption in relation to vascular risk. Circulation, 105, 2836-44 [DOI: 10.1161/01.CIR.0000018653.19696.01] [PubMed: 12070110].

Fitzpatrick, D. F., Bing, B., Maggi, D. A., Fleming, R. C. and O?malley, R. M. (2002). Vasodilating procyanidins derived from grape seeds. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci., 957, 78-89.

Dell?Agli, M., Busciala, A. and Bosisio, E. (2004). Vascular effects of wine polyphenols. Cardiovasc. Res., 63, 593-602 [DOI: 10.1016/j.cardiores.2004.03.019].

Corder, R., Mullen, W., Khan, N. Q., Marks, S. C., Wood, E. G., Carrier, M. J. and Crozier, A. (2006). Red wine procyanidins and vascular health. Nature, 444, 566 [DOI: 10.1038/444566a] [PubMed: 17136085].