Biochemistry of the Essential Ultratrace Elements

  • Earl Frieden

Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Nicholas M. Alexander
    Pages 33-53
  3. Harold H. Messer
    Pages 55-87
  4. Carl L. Keen, Bo Lönnerdal, Lucille S. Hurley
    Pages 89-132
  5. Roland S. Young
    Pages 133-147
  6. K. V. Rajagopalan
    Pages 149-174
  7. Janet S. Borel, Richard A. Anderson
    Pages 175-199
  8. Raymond J. Shamberger
    Pages 201-237
  9. Barbara J. Stoecker, Leon L. Hopkins
    Pages 239-255
  10. Edith Muriel Carlisle
    Pages 257-291
  11. Forrest H. Nielsen
    Pages 293-308
  12. Tin
    David B. Milne
    Pages 309-318
  13. Forrest H. Nielsen, Eric O. Uthus
    Pages 319-340
  14. Harry A. Smith
    Pages 341-366
  15. A. M. Reichlmayr-Lais, M. Kirchgessner
    Pages 367-387
  16. Carol J. Lovatt, W. M. Dugger
    Pages 389-421
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 423-426

About this book


The remarkable development of molecular biology has had its counterpart in an impressive growth of a segment of biology that might be described as atomic biology. The past several decades have witnessed an explosive growth in our knowledge of the many elements that are essential for life and maintenance of plants and animals. These essential elements include the bulk elements (hydro­ gen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur), the macrominerals (sodium, potas­ sium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus), and the trace elements. This last group includes the ultra trace elements and iron, zinc, and copper. Only the ultratrace elements are featured in this book. Iron has attracted so much research that two volumes are devoted to this metal-The Biochemistry of Non-Heme Iron by A. Bezkoravainy, Plenum Press, 1980, and The Biochemistry of Heme Iron (in preparation). Copper and zinc are also represented by a separate volume in this series. The present volume begins with a discussion of essentiality as applied to the elements and a survey of the entire spectrum of possible required elements.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Earl Frieden
    • 1
  1. 1.The Florida State UniversityTallahasseUSA

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