Metal Sites in Proteins and Models

Phosphatases, Lewis Acids and Vanadium

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

Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (volume 89)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Eiichi Kimura, Tohru Koike, Mitsuhiko Shionoya
    Pages 1-28
  3. David S. Auld
    Pages 29-50
  4. Alison Butler, Anne H. Baldwin
    Pages 109-132
  5. Thomas Klabunde, Bernt Krebse
    Pages 177-198
  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.


catalysis chemistry coordination complex enzyme enzymes genetics inorganic chemistry iron metals Peptide protein proteins transition metal Vanadium zinc

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62874-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69037-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-5993
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8550
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