Flavins: Photochemistry and Photobiology by Eduardo Silva, Ana M. Edwards

By Eduardo Silva, Ana M. Edwards

Flavins and flavoproteins are a broadly investigated and hugely flexible staff of compounds. Participation of those compounds in photochemistry and photobiology approaches are of specific significance within the fields of biology, chemistry and medicine.

Written via best specialists within the box each one portion of the publication incorporates a ancient evaluate of the topic, state-of-the-art advancements and destiny views. Flavins: Photochemistry and Photobiology starts off with the homes and functions of flavins, together with their photochemistry in aqueous and natural suggestions. next sections talk about riboflavin as a visual mild sensitizer within the picture degradation of substances, antiviral and antibacterial results, the function of flavins in mild prompted toxicity and blue gentle initiated DNA fix by means of photolyase. ultimately there are sections at the flavin established photoreceptors in crops, micro organism and eukaryotic photosynthetic flagelettes.

This ebook brings jointly major specialists with a special interdisciplinary emphasis, to supply an authoritative source on flavins and their position in photochemistry and photobiology.

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Flavin-Sensitized Photoreactions Flavins play an important role in photosensitized reactions involving a wide range of substrates, which act as electron donors. The bimolecular quenching rate constants for the reactions of flavin singlet-excited and triplet-excited states with various substrates are reported in Table 4. Silva et al. have carried out a large number of studies on flavin-sensitized photooxidation reactions of proteins and amino acids. The details of these studies along with other studies on flavin-sensitized reactions are given in the following sections.

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