Iron Metabolism

An International Symposium

  • F. Gross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Iron metabolism, past, present, and future

  3. Biochemistry of iron

    1. G. L. Eichhorn
      Pages 9-23
    2. H. Yoshikawa, Y. Yoneyama
      Pages 24-39
    3. Pauline M. Harrison
      Pages 40-59
    4. A. G. Bearn, W. C. Parker
      Pages 60-72
  4. Physiology of iron

    1. Sheila T. Callender
      Pages 89-102
    2. P. Sturgeon, A. Shoden
      Pages 121-147
    3. M. Pollycove
      Pages 148-177
  5. Iron deficiency

    1. E. H. Morgan
      Pages 185-200
    2. L. Heilmeyer
      Pages 201-218
    3. J. B. Chatterjea
      Pages 219-240
    4. C. V. Moore
      Pages 241-255
    5. E. Beutler
      Pages 256-279
    6. K. H. Schäfer
      Pages 280-289
  6. Iron overload

    1. J.-C. Dreyfus, G. Schapira
      Pages 296-325
    2. F. J. Cleton, A. P. R. Blok
      Pages 347-361
    3. T. H. Bothwell
      Pages 362-375
    4. M. C. Verloop, W. Ploem, J. Leunis
      Pages 376-391
  7. Therapeutics

  8. Summing up

    1. L. J. Witts
      Pages 612-615
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 616-629

About this book


International Symposia sponsored by ClBA Basle have been held once a year since 1959 in various European countries. In con­ trast to the many scientific meetings organised by the ClBA FOUN­ DATION either at its headquarters in London or occasionally abroad, the subjects dealt with at these International Symposia have con­ cerned problems more directly related to ClBA'S own research work in the pharmaceutical field. The various topics covered up to the present reflect the far-reaching interests and the wide­ spread activities that a pharmaceutical enterprise develops in quite diverse fields of chemical, biological, and medical research, and to which the ba.sic approach is an increasingly important prerequisite for the development of a new and useful therapeutic agent. Iron metabolism came into the sphere of interest in connection with CIBA'S research on antibiotics and related natural products containing iron, substances which act in their metal-free form as strong and specific chelating agents. Of course, these observations, interesting though they are, would not in themselves have justi­ fied a symposium. It seemed, however, useful to examine the new results from a wider perspective and to attempt to relate them to present-day knowledge of iron metabolism in general its physiology, its pathology, and therapeutic aspects. The success of a scientific symposium depends on the concep­ tion of the programme and the selection of the participants.


Iron antibiotics biochemistry cell chemistry metabolism nutrition pathology pharmacology physiology protein

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.ForschungslaboratorienCIBA AktiengesellschaftBaselSwitzerland

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1964
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87154-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87152-8
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