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Chirality in Biology
Ronald Bentley
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1
Chirality – An Introduction
582
2
Molecular Chirality in Biology
582
2.1
Chirality Descriptors: the
R
/
S
Notation
582
2.2
Chirality Descriptors: the D/L Notation
584
2.3
Axial Chirality
585
2.4
Amino Acids
587
2.5
Carbohydrates
590
2.6
Other Natural Products
592
3
Physiological Responses to Enantiomers
594
3.1
Taste
594
3.2
Odor
595
3.3
Insect Pheromones
599
3.4
Plant Growth Regulators
600
3.5
Chiral Drugs
600
4
Chiral Recognition
604
5
Enzyme Specifcity with Chiral Substrates
606
6
Prostereoisomerism
607
7
Chirality in Biological Structures and Behavior
611
7.1
Structures
611
7.2
Behavioral Asymmetries
613
8
Origin oF Chirality on Earth
614
Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, 2nd Edition
. Edited by Robert A. Meyers.
Copyright
2004 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
ISBN: 3-527-30544-0
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