© 1995

Bioinorganic Chemistry

An Inorganic Perspective of Life

  • Dimitris P. Kessissoglou

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 459)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Metalloenzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xxi-xxi
    2. Stephen J. Lippard
      Pages 1-12
    3. Kenneth N. Raymond, Jason R. Telford
      Pages 25-37
    4. Ronald M. Kim, Gwendolyn D. Fate, Jesus E. Gonzales, Joydeep Lahiri, Solomon B. Ungashe, John T. Groves
      Pages 49-56
    5. M. A. S. Aquino, J.-Y. Han, J. C. Swarts, A. G. Sykes
      Pages 57-65
    6. P. Kyritsis, C. Dennison, A. G. Sykes
      Pages 67-76
    7. Joan Selverstone Valentine, Lisa M. Ellerby, Janet A. Graden, Clinton R. Nishida, Edith Butler Gralla
      Pages 77-91
    8. N. Hadjiliadis, K. Dodi, M. Louloudi
      Pages 113-128
  3. Metal-DNA Interaction

About this book


Bioinorganic chemistry is primarily concerned with the role of metal atoms in biology and is a very active research field. However, even though such important structures of metalloenzymes are known, as the MoFeCo of nitrogenase, Cu or Mn superoxide dismutase and plastocyanin, the synthetic routes to the modelling of such centers remains a matter of acute scientific interest. Other metalloenzymes, such as the Mn center of the oxygen evolving complex of PSII, are still the focus of in-depth examination, both spectroscopic and structural. Another area of concern is the interaction between drugs and metals and metal ion antagonism. Understanding the chemistry of metal ions in biological systems will bring benefits in terms of understanding such problems as biomineralization and the production of advanced materials by micro-organisms.
The 29 contributions to Bioinorganic Chemistry: An Inorganic Perspective of Life give an excellent summary of the state of the art in this field, covering areas from the NMR of paramagnetic molecules to the use of lanthanide porphyrins in artificial batteries.


Base DNA Inorganic Chemistry Nucleotide Oxidation Peptide Purine enzymes proteins thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitris P. Kessissoglou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General and Inorganic ChemistryAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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