Beginning with an overview of metals and selected nonmetals in biology, the book then discusses the following concepts: basic coordination chemistry for biologists; structural and molecular biology for chemists; biological ligands for metal ions; intermediary metabolism and bioenergetics; and methods to study metals in biological systems.
The book also covers metal assimilation pathways; transport, storage, and homeostasis of metal ions; sodium and potassium channels and pumps; magnesium phosphate metabolism and photoreceptors; calcium and cellular signaling; the catalytic role of several classes of mononuclear zinc enzymes; the biological chemistry of iron; and copper chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, the book discusses nickel and cobalt enzymes; manganese chemistry and biochemistry; molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium, and chromium; non-metals in biology; biomineralization; metals in the brain; metals and neurodegeneration; metals in medicine and metals as drugs; and metals in the environment.
- Winner of a 2013 Textbook Excellence Awards (Texty) from the Text and Academic Authors Association
- Readable style, complemented by anecdotes and footnotes
- Enables the reader to more readily grasp the biological and clinical relevance of the subject
- Color illustrations enable easy visualization of molecular mechanisms
- ISBN: 9780444537836 |
- Hardcover: 472 pages |
- Publisher: Elsevier Science |
- Publication date: Jan 25, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook