Metal Sites in Proteins and Models

Iron Centres

  • Editors
  • H. A. O. Hill
  • P. J. Sadler
  • A. J. Thomson

Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Stephen K. Chapman, Simon Daff, Andrew W. Munro
    Pages 39-70
  3. Hongzhe Sun, Mark C. Cox, Hongyan Li, Peter J. Sadler
    Pages 71-102
  4. Nick E. Le Brun, Andrew J. Thomson, Geoffrey R. Moore
    Pages 103-138
  5. Luet-Lok Wong, Andrew C. G. Westlake, Darren P. Nickerson
    Pages 175-207
  6. Back Matter

About this book


Biological chemistry is a major frontier of inorganic chemistry. Three special volumes devoted to Metal Sites in Proteins and Models address the questions: how unusual ("entatic") are metal sites in metalloproteins and metalloenzymes compared to those in small coordination complexes? And if they are special, how do polypeptide chains and co-factors control this? The chapters deal with iron, with metal centres acting as Lewis acids, metals in phosphate enzymes, with vanadium, and with the wide variety of transition metal ions which act as redox centres. They illustrate in particular how the combined armoury of genetics and structure determination at the molecular level are providing unprecedented new tools for molecular engineering.


biology chemistry enzyme enzymes ferritin genetics inorganic chemistry iron metals mineral Nucleotide Peptide protein protein engineering proteins

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62870-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69035-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-5993
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8550
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