Written by a preeminent teacher and scientist in the field, this book provides specialists, students, and general readers with an understanding of the basic chemistry of interactions of inorganic substances with biological systems at the molecular level. The author presents bioinorganic concepts in context and brings a distinct chemistry perspective to the subject. • Provides the streamlined coverage appropriate for one-semester courses or independent study, with all of the necessary but none of the excessive information • Prepares readers to move to the next level of study (whether they continue on in the field or transition to medicine/industry) • Presents concepts through extensive four-color visuals, appealing to a range of learning styles • Promotes critical thinking through open-ended questions throughout the narrative and at the end of each chapter
The Coverage In This Book Is Organised In Terms Of The Syllabus Prescribed In Ugc Model Curriculum 2001 For Both Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students Of Chemistry And Biological Sciences.The Book Provides A Comprehensive And In-Depth Treatment Of The Subject. In Addition To Explaining The Basic Principles And Applications In Bioinorganic Chemistry, The Book Also Describes: * Photosynthesis. * Metal Complexes And Their Interaction With Nucleic Acids. * Effect Of Inorganic Pollutants On Biological Systems.The Book Would Serve As An Ideal Text For Students Of Chemistry And Biological Sciences. Researchers In Related Areas Would Find It An Extremely Useful Reference Source.
As one of the most dynamic fields in contemporary science, bioinorganic chemistry lies at a natural juncture between chemistry, biology, and medicine. This rapidly expanding field probes fascinating questions about the uses of metal ions in nature. Respiration, metabolism, photosynthesis, gene regulation, and nerve impulse transmission are a few of the many natural processes that require metal ions, and new systems are continually being discovered. The use of unnatural metals - which have been introduced into human biology as diagnostic probes and drugs - is another active area of tremendous medical significance. This introductory text, written by two pioneering researchers, is destined to become a landmark in the field of bioinorganic chemistry through its organized unification of key topics. Accessible to undergraduates, the book provides necessary background information on coordination chemistry, biochemistry, and physical methods before delving into topics that are central to the field: What metals are chosen and how are they taken up by cells? How are the concentrations of metals controlled and utilized in cells? How do metals bind to and fold biomolecules? What principles govern electron transfer and substrate binding and activation reactions? How do proteins fine-tune the properties of metals for specific functions? For each topic discussed, fundamentals are identified and then clarified through selected examples. An extraordinarily readable writing style combines with chapter-opening principles, study problems, and beautifully rendered two-color illustrations to make this book an ideal choice for instructors, students, and researchers in the chemical, biological, and medicalcommunities.
Bioinorganic Chemistry Inorganic Elements in the Chemistry of Life
The field of Bioinorganic Chemistry has grown significantly inrecent years; now one of the major sub-disciplines of InorganicChemistry, it has also pervaded other areas of the life sciencesdue to its highly interdisciplinary nature. Bioinorganic Chemistry: Inorganic Elements in the Chemistryof Life, Second Edition provides a detailed introduction to therole of inorganic elements in biology, taking a systematicelement-by-element approach to the topic. The second edition ofthis classic text has been fully revised and updated to include newstructure information, emerging developments in the field, and anincreased focus on medical applications of inorganic compounds. Newtopics have been added including materials aspects of bioinorganicchemistry, elemental cycles, bioorganometallic chemistry, medicalimaging and therapeutic advances. Topics covered include: Metals at the center of photosynthesis Uptake, transport, and storage of essential elements Catalysis through hemoproteins Biological functions of molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium andchromium Function and transport of alkaline and alkaline earth metalcations Biomineralization Biological functions of the non-metallic inorganicelements Bioinorganic chemistry of toxic metals Biochemical behavior of radionuclides and medical imaging usinginorganic compounds Chemotherapy involving non-essential elements This full color text provides a concise and comprehensive review ofbioinorganic chemistry for advanced students of chemistry,biochemistry, biology, medicine and environmental science.
Introduces students to the basics of bioinorganic chemistry This book provides the fundamentals for inorganic chemistry and biochemistry relevant to understanding bioinorganic topics. It provides essential background material, followed by detailed information on selected topics, to give readers the background, tools, and skills they need to research and study bioinorganic topics of interest to them. To reflect current practices and needs, instrumental methods and techniques are referred to and mixed in throughout the book. Bioinorganic Chemistry: A Short Course, Third Edition begins with a chapter on Inorganic Chemistry and Biochemistry Essentials. It then continues with chapters on: Computer Hardware, Software, and Computational Chemistry Methods; Important Metal Centers in Proteins; Myoglobins, Hemoglobins, Superoxide Dismutases, Nitrogenases, Hydrogenases, Carbonic Anhydrases, and Nitrogen Cycle Enzymes. The book concludes with chapters on Nanobioinorganic Chemistry and Metals in Medicine. Readers are also offered end-of-section summaries, conclusions, and thought problems. Reduces size of the text from previous edition to match the first, keeping it appropriate for a one-semester course Offers primers and background materials to help students feel comfortable with research-level bioinorganic chemistry Emphasizes select and diverse topics using extensive references from current scientific literature, with more emphasis on molecular biology in the biochemistry section, leading to a discussion of CRISPR technology Adds new chapters on hydrogenases, carbonic anhydrases, and nitrogen cycle enzymes, along with a separate chapter on nanobioinorganic chemistry Features expanded coverage of computer hardware and software, metalloenzymes, and metals in medicines Supplemented with a companion website for students and instructors featuring Powerpoint and JPEG figures and tables, arranged by chapter Appropriate for one-semester bioinorganic chemistry courses, Bioinorganic Chemistry: A Short Course, Third Edition is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students. It is also a valuable reference for practitioners and researchers in need of a general introduction to the subject, as well as chemists requiring an accessible reference.
Part A.: Overviews of biological inorganic chemistry : 1. Bioinorganic chemistry and the biogeochemical cycles -- 2. Metal ions and proteins: binding, stability, and folding -- 3. Special cofactors and metal clusters -- 4. Transport and storage of metal ions in biology -- 5. Biominerals and biomineralization -- 6. Metals in medicine. -- Part B.: Metal ion containing biological systems : 1. Metal ion transport and storage -- 2. Hydrolytic chemistry -- 3. Electron transfer, respiration, and photosynthesis -- 4. Oxygen metabolism -- 5. Hydrogen, carbon, and sulfur metabolism -- 6. Metalloenzymes with radical intermediates -- 7. Metal ion receptors and signaling. -- Cell biology, biochemistry, and evolution: Tutorial I. -- Fundamentals of coordination chemistry: Tutorial II.
This book presents a unique introduction into the field of bioinorganic chemistry through practical laboratory experiments. Topics include many aspects of modern bioinorganic chemistry such as model systems for metalloenzymes, biosensors, metal bioconjugates and metal-based drugs. Each chapter contains a brief introduction, followed by detailed experimental procedures, completed with all necessary background information for the student as well as their instructors. A valuable supplement to standard textbooks of inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry Essential for all instructors teaching laboratory courses in general and inorganic chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry of Copper focuses on the vital role of copper ions in biology, especially as an essential metalloenzyme cofactor. The book is highly interdisciplinary in its approach--the outstanding list of contributors includes coordination chemists, biochemists, biophysicists, and molecular biologists. Chapters are grouped into major areas of research interest in inorganic copper chemistry, spectroscopy, oxygen chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. The book also discusses basic research of great potential importance to pharmaceutical scientists. This book is based on the first Johns Hopkins University Copper Symposium, held in August 1992. Researchers in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and medicinal chemistry will find it to be an essential reference on its subject.
Bioinorganic Chemistry provides a broad overview of this dynamic field, reviewing the key chemical elements that have important biological function, and exploring how the chemistry of these elements is central to the function of biological systems.