Caister Academic Press

Cyanobacteria: Signaling and Regulation Systems

"a very good summary ... recommended" (Biospektrum)
Publisher: Caister Academic Press
Author: Dmitry A. Los
K.A. Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 127276 Moscow, Russia
Pages: 318
Publication date: September 2018
ISBN: 978-1-910190-87-6
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Cyanobacteria constitute a substantial part of an oceanic phytoplankton and continue supplying the atmosphere with oxygen at the amounts comparable to those produced by higher plants of forests and fields. Compared with studying photosynthesis in plants, the major advantage of cyanobacteria is their relative simplicity and ease of manipulation. This makes cyanobacteria the ideal model organisms, not only to study photosynthesis but also the biological response to environmental stress. This makes understanding the regulatory systems of cyanobacteria an important area of research.

In this book Dr Los reviews the current research with experimental stressors and how these can be used to search for and to identify the regulatory molecules and circuits of cyanobacterial cells. Topics covered include: cyanobacterial genetic systems responsible for acclimation to changing environment, including the two-component regulatory system, eukaryotic-type serine-threonine protein kinases, sigma subunits of RNA polymerase, transcription factors, and some other regulators of gene expression in response to various factors.

This book will be essential for anyone with an interest in cyanobacteria, stress responses, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and biotechnology.


"Los has presented a very good summary ... recommended for working groups with a focus on molecular cyano bacteriology." from Biospektrum

Table of contents
1. Stress transcriptomics of cyanobacteria
Pages: 13-68.
Covers: • What is stress to cells and how they cope with it? • Cold stress • Cold-induced genes involved in signal perception and transduction • Cold-induced genes involved in transcription • Cold-induced genes involved in translation • Cold-induced RNA helicases • Cold-induced genes for fatty acid desaturases • Cold-induced genes for RNA-binding proteins • Cold-induced genes of various functions • Heat stress • Hyperosmotic stress and salt stress • Salt stress • Hyperosmotic stress • Salt vs hyperosmotic stress • Salt and hyperosmotic stress: the role of aquaporins • Desiccation and rehydration • Oxidative stress and redox regulation • Strong light • Ultraviolet irradiation (UV-B) • Acid stress • Phosphates • Common stress-inducible genes and their triggers • Hydrogen peroxide participates in perception and transduction of cold stress signal
2. Proteomics of stress responses in cyanobacteria
Pages: 69-92.
Covers: • Proteins induced by salt stress • Proteins induced by heat stress • Exoproteome • Proteomics of post-translational modifications • Phosphoproteome • Acetylome • Glutathionylome • Malonylome • Prenylome • Other PTMs
3. The two-component regulatory systems
Pages: 93-128.
Covers: • The two-component regulatory system - a simple universal switch • Positive and negative modes of gene regulation • Temperature sensors • Sensors and transducers of cold stress • Light regulation of cold sensing • Cold signal transducer, response regulator Rre26 (RpaB) • Sensors of heat stress • Sensors and transducers of salt stress • Sensors and transducers of hyperosmotic stress • Sensors of oxidative stress • Cation and anion sensors • Manganese sensor systems • Nickel sensor system • Potassium sensor systems • Phosphate sensors systems • Light sensors • Phytochromes • Cyanobacteriochromes • Engineered light sensors based on CBCRs • Multifunctional sensory systems
4. Serine-threonine protein kinases and phosphatases
Pages: 129-136.
Covers: • Ser/Thr protein kinases • Ser/Thr protein phosphatases
5. Sigma factors of RNA polymerase
Pages: 137-142.
6. Transcription factors
Pages: 143-152.
7. Small regulatory RNAs
Pages: 153-156.
8. Changes in DNA supercoiling and transcription regulation
Pages: 157-162.
9. The biological membrane as a sensor of environmental changes
Pages: 163-186.
Covers: • Changes in membrane fluidity: methods of measurement • Regulation of the membrane fluidity under cold stress • Feedback regulation of membrane fluidity by FA desaturation • Membrane fluidization under heat stress • Membrane fluidity under hyperosmotic stress • Membrane fluidity under hypoosmotic stress • Effects of the membrane fluidity on physiological processes • Membrane fluidity and redox regulation
10. Cyanobacterial far-red chlorophylls
Pages: 187-190.
11. Metabolic regulation
Pages: 191-194.
12. Circadian and ultradian regulation
Pages: 195-198.
Covers: • Circadian rhythms • Ultradian rhythms
13. Cyanobacterial biotechnology
Pages: 199-230.
Covers: • Cyanofuels - biofuels from cyanobacteria • Cyanobacteria as a feedstock for the production of biodiesel and other biofuels • Genetic and metabolic engineering of alcohols and aldehydes • Production of terpenoids • Production of alkanes and free fatty acids • Production of hydrogen • Production of ethylene • Bioactive compounds • Antibacterials • Antifungals • Antivirals • Cyanotoxins • Pigments, Vitamins, and Enzymes • Allelopathic compounds • Biopolymers • Conventional approaches to optimize the yield of end-products
Conclusions and perspectives.

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(EAN: 9781910190876 9781910190883 Subjects: [bacteriology] [environmental microbiology] [microbiology] [molecular microbiology] )