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Title Metals and life / edited by Eleanor Crabb and Elaine Moore

Publ Info Cambridge, U.K. : RSC Publishing ; Milton Keyes, U.K. : In association with Open University, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  QP532 .M478 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 226 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
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Note "Metals and life, and Concepts in transition metal chemistry, have been written as part of the Open University course S347 Metals and life, and are [also] designed to work as stand-alone textbooks"--2nd prelim p
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-215) and index
Contents Introduction -- Ligands with biological significance -- Metal uptake : increasing the solubility of iron -- Metal transport -- Metal storage -- Biomineralization -- The role of metal-containing proteins in biological processes -- Some key biological processes
Note "This teaching text provides an introduction to the fascinating area of bioinorganic chemistry, examining the role that metal ions and their complexes play in the physiology of animals and plants. This topic is an important part of any undergraduate course in inorganic chemistry. The book begins with an introduction to the metals essential to life and the idea that the vast majority of these occur coordinated to biological ligands, such as amino acids in metalloproteins. It then considers how metal ions are acquired by organisms, illustrated, in particular, with the uptake of iron by bacteria and plants, before moving on to discuss how metal ions are transported within an organism, including the use of ion channels and pumps. How organisms store metals is also covered, as well as the mechanisms involved in the growth of teeth and bone in a process known as biomineralisation. The book finishes by looking at the key roles that metals and their complexes play in biological processes, for example in respiration and photosynthesis. A final chapter (delivered online on an associated website - see below) considers metal toxicity and deficiency as well as the role that metals play in medicine, in both diagnosis and therapy. A basic knowledge of inorganic chemistry, especially coordination chemistry is assumed, together with an appreciation of the techniques used to characterise metal complexes and proteins. The material in this book is designed to be used either as part of an undergraduate chemistry programme, or for self-directed study ... This book was written as part of the teaching material for the Open University course, S347 Metals and Life. An associated book, Concepts in transition metal chemistry also published by RSC Publishing, provides the necessary background in transition metal and coordination chemistry"--P. [4] of cover
LC subject Organometallic chemistry
Metals -- Physiological effect
Metals in the body
Bioinorganic chemistry
Add Author Crabb, Eleanor
Moore, Elaine (Elaine A.)
Open University
Alt Title Concepts in transition metal chemistry
ISBN 9781849730617 (hbk.)
184973061X (hbk.)
9781849730594 (pbk.)
1849730598 (pbk.)