The Biological Chemistry of Iron

A Look at the Metabolism of Iron and Its Subsequent Uses in Living Organisms Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 13 – September 4, 1981

  • H. Brian Dunford
  • David Dolphin
  • Kenneth N. Raymond
  • Larry Sieker
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 89)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Iron Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Günther Winkelmann
      Pages 107-116
  4. Some Properties of the Cytochromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. António V. Xavier, Isabel Moura, José J. G. Moura, M. Helena Santos, José Villalaín
      Pages 127-141
  5. Example of an Oxygen Carrier

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Patricia C. Harrington, Ralph G. Wilkins, Barry B. Muhoberac, David C. Wharton
      Pages 145-160
    3. L. C. Sieker, R. E. Stenkamp, L. H. Jensen
      Pages 161-175
  6. Iron-Sulfur Clusters and Enzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Hans J. Grande, Cees van Dijk, William R. Dunham, Cees Veeger
      Pages 193-206
    3. Arnold Braaksma, Hans Grande, Huub Haaker, Colja Laane, Cees Veeger
      Pages 223-240
    4. B. H. Huynh, E. Münck, W. H. Orme-Johnson
      Pages 241-258
  7. Heme Model Systems

  8. Heme Enzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. H. B. Dunford, T. Araiso, D. Job, J. Ricard, R. Rutter, L. P. Hager et al.
      Pages 337-355
    3. Gerd N. La Mar, V. P. Chacko, Jeffrey S. de Ropp
      Pages 357-373
    4. G. C. Wagner, I. C. Gunsalus
      Pages 405-412
    5. V. Ullrich, H. J. Ahr, L. Castle, H. Kuthan, W. Nastainczyk, H. H. Ruf
      Pages 413-425
    6. Mathur R. N. Murthy, Thomas J. Reid III, Andrew Sicignano, Nobuo Tanaka, Michael G. Rossmann
      Pages 439-458
    7. Howard S. Mason
      Pages 459-473
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 485-517

About these proceedings


The results of a NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) entitled "Coordination Chemistry Environments in Iron-Containing Proteins and Enzymes - Including Smaller Molecules and Model Systems" are summarized in this book. The ASI was held in the Province of Alberta, Canada, from August 23 to September 4, 1981. The first half of the conference was held on the campus of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and the second half at the Overlander Lodge, Hinton. Two other conferences had the greatest impact upon the planning for this ASI. One was a NATO ASI held in Tomar, Portugal in September of 1979, entitled "Metal Ions in Biology". Among the organizers for that conference were Allen Hill and Antonio Xavier; we are happy to acknowledge their beneficial influence on our subsequent conference. The other most influential conference was one organized by Ralph Wilkins and Dennis Darnell entitled "Methods for Determining Metal Ion Environments in Proteins" which was held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.A., January 10-12, 1979. The Las Cruces conference invited lectures were published as Volume 2 of "Advances in Inorganic Biochemistry", G. Eichhorn and L. Marzilli, editors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Brian Dunford
    • 1
  • David Dolphin
    • 2
  • Kenneth N. Raymond
    • 3
  • Larry Sieker
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Dept. of ChemistryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Dept. of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.Dept. of Molecular StructureUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7884-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7882-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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