The significance of metals in biology, the environment, and medicine has become more and more evident over the last twenty-five years. The study of the numerous roles of metal ions in biological systems, the quickly expanding interface between biology and inorganic chemistry constitutes the subject called Biological Inorganic Chemistry. Crichton’s Biological Inorganic Chemistry: An Introduction, (PDF) authored by a biochemist, with long career experience in the field (particularly copper and iron) presents an introduction to this exciting and dynamic field. The ebook begins with introductory chapters, which together constitute an overview of the concepts, both biological and chemical, which are required to equip the reader for the detailed analysis which follows. Pathways of metal assimilation, storage, and transport, along with metal homeostasis are dealt with next. Afterward, individual chapters discuss the roles of sodium and potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, nickel, manganese and cobalt, and finally molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium, and chromium. The final three chapters provide a tantalizing view of the roles of metals in brain function, biomineralization, and a concise illustration of their importance in both the environment and medicine.
- Many colour illustrations. Allows easier visualization of molecular mechanisms
- Penned by a single author. Makes sure homogeneity of style and effective cross-referencing between chapters
- Penned by a biochemist. Will let the reader to more readily grasp the clinical and biological relevance of the subject.
- Relaxed and agreeable writing style. The reader will not only find the ebook easy to read, but the captivating anecdotes and footnotes will also give him pegs to hang vital ideas on.
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