Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches

  • Hitoshi Michibata

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Featuring Chemistry of Vanadium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kan Kanamori, Kiyoshi Tsuge
      Pages 3-31
  3. Hyper-Accumulators of Vanadium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. José A. L. da Silva, João J. R. Fraústo da Silva, Armando J. L. Pombeiro
      Pages 35-49
    3. Hitoshi Michibata, Tatsuya Ueki
      Pages 51-71
    4. Daniele Fattorini, Francesco Regoli
      Pages 73-92
  4. Enzymatic Roles of Vanadium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Toshiyuki Moriuchi, Toshikazu Hirao
      Pages 127-142
  5. Medicinal Functions of Vanadium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Susana B. Etcheverry, Ana L. Di Virgilio, Daniel A. Barrio
      Pages 145-162
    3. Subhadeep Das, Mary Chatterjee, Muthumani Janarthan, Hari Ramachandran, Malay Chatterjee
      Pages 163-185
    4. Kohji Fukunaga, Md Shenuarin Bhuiyan
      Pages 187-207
    5. Farida Louise Assem, Leonard Stephen Levy
      Pages 209-224
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-228

About this book


The publication of Vanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches is particularly timely as its publication exactly coincides with the centennial anniversary of the discovery of vanadium by Professor Henze, in the blood cells of an ascidian (tunicate) collected in Gulf of Naples in 1911. Vanadium, atomic number 23, covers a wide range of oxidation states (from -2 to +5) and has unpaired electrons. Depending on these properties, a wide variety of enzymes and compounds containing vanadium have been found and the biochemical behaviour of vanadium has been investigated extensively. This monograph provides not only the basic properties and recent advances of vanadium chemistry but also presents recent topics on hyper-accumulators of vanadium, enzymatic roles of vanadium, biochemical functions of vanadium and medicinal functions of vanadium, which have been discovered by Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches. Vanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches is aimed at pure and applied chemists, biochemists, pharmaceutical and medical scientists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hitoshi Michibata
    • 1
  1. 1., Biological SciencesHiroshima UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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