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Biological inorganic chemistry : a new introduction to molecular structure and function

Author: Robert R Crichton
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The study of the multiple roles of metal ions in biological systems, the rapidly expanding interface between inorganic chemistry and biology constitutes the subject called Biological Inorganic Chemistry. This text, written by a biochemist, presents an introduction to this field.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Crichton
ISBN: 9780444537829 0444537821
OCLC Number: 756280267
Awards: Winner of 2013 Textbook Excellence Awards (Texty) 2013
Description: xii, 460 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: An overview of metals and selected nonmetals in biology --
Basic coordination chemistry for biologists --
Structural and molecular biology for chemists --
Biological ligands for metal ions --
An overview of intermediary metabolism and bioenergetics --
Methods to study metals in biological systems --
Metal assimilation pathways --
Transport, storage and homeostatis of metal ions --
Sodium and potassium : channels and pumps --
Magnesium : phosphate metabolism and photoreceptors --
Calcium : cellular signalling --
Zinc : Lewis acid and gene regulator --
Iron : essential for almost all life --
Copper : coping with dioxygen --
Nickel and cobalt : evolutionary relics --
Manganese : oxygen generation and detoxification --
Molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium and chromium --
Nonmetals in biology --
Biomineralisation --
Metals in brain --
Metals and neurodegeneration --
Metals in medicine and metals as drugs --
Metals in the environment.
Responsibility: Robert R. Crichton, ISCN, Batiment Lavoisier, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvan-la-Neuve, Belgium.

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