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Biological inorganic chemistry : an introduction

Author: Robert R Crichton
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Oxford, UK ; Boston : Elsevier, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The importance of metals in biology, the environment and medicine has become increasingly evident over the last twenty five years. 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. The present text, written by a biochemist, with a long career experience in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crichton, Robert R.
Biological inorganic chemistry.
Amsterdam ; Oxford, UK ; Boston : Elsevier, 2008
(OCoLC)166625782
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Crichton
ISBN: 9780444527400 0444527400 9780080556222 0080556221
OCLC Number: 281598616
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 369 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: The role of metals in biology --
an overview --
Basic coordination chemistry for biologists --
Structural and molecular biology for chemists --
Biological ligands for metal ions --
An overview of intermediary metabolism and bioenergetics --
Methods which can be used to study metals in biology --
Metal assimilation pathways --
Transport, storage and homeostasis of metal ions --
Sodium and potassium --
Calcium --
Magnesium --
Zinc --
Iron --
Copper --
Nickel and cobalt --
Manganese --
Molybdenum, vanadium, tungsten and chromium --
Metals in brain function --
Biomineralisation --
Metals in medicine and the environment --
Concluding remarks. An overview of metals in biology --
Basic coordination chemistry for biologists --
Biological ligands for metal ions --
Structural and molecular biology for chemists --
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 : water splitting, oxygen atom donor --
Molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium and chromium --
Metals in brain and their role in various neurodegenerative diseases --
Biomineralization --
Metals in medicine and the environment.
Responsibility: Robert R. Crichton.

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