Cadmium: From Toxicity to Essentiality

  • Astrid Sigel
  • Helmut Sigel
  • Roland KO Sigel

Part of the Metal Ions in Life Sciences book series (MILS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Wolfgang Maret, Jean-Marc Moulis
    Pages 1-29
  3. Jay T. Cullen, Maria T. Maldonado
    Pages 31-62
  4. Francesco Crea, Claudia Foti, Demetrio Milea, Silvio Sammartano
    Pages 63-83
  5. Katrin Klotz, Wobbeke Weistenhöfer, Hans Drexler
    Pages 85-98
  6. Masayasu Taki
    Pages 99-115
  7. Ian M. Armitage, Torbjörn Drakenberg, Brian Reilly
    Pages 117-144
  8. Rosa Carballo, Alfonso Castiñeiras, Alicia Domínguez-Martín, Isabel García-Santos, Juan Niclós-Gutiérrez
    Pages 145-189
  9. Roland K. O. Sigel, Miriam Skilandat, Astrid Sigel, Bert P. Operschall, Helmut Sigel
    Pages 191-274
  10. Imre Sóvágó, Katalin Várnagy
    Pages 275-302
  11. Anna F. A. Peacock, Vincent L. Pecoraro
    Pages 303-337
  12. Eva Freisinger, Milan Vašák
    Pages 339-371
  13. Hendrik Küpper, Barbara Leitenmaier
    Pages 373-393
  14. Elisa Andresen, Hendrik Küpper
    Pages 395-413
  15. Frank Thévenod, Wing-Kee Lee
    Pages 415-490
  16. Andrea Hartwig
    Pages 491-507
  17. Yan Xu, François M. M. Morel
    Pages 509-528
  18. Anna F. A. Peacock, Vincent L. Pecoraro
    Pages E1-E1
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 529-560

About this book


Cadmium: From Toxicity to Essentiality, MILS-11 provides in an authoritative and timely manner in 16 stimulating chapters, written by 40 internationally recognized experts from 11 nations, and supported by more than 2600 references, 35 tables, and over 100 illustrations, many in color, a most up-to-date view on the role of cadmium for life, presently a vibrant research area. MILS-11 covers the bioinorganic chemistry of Cd(II), its biogeochemistry, anthropogenic release into the environment, and speciation in the atmosphere, waters, soils, and sediments. The analytical tools for Cd determination, its imaging in cells, and the use of 113Cd NMR to probe Zn(II) and Ca(II) proteins are summarized, as are Cd(II) interactions with nucleotides, nucleic acids, amino acids, and proteins including metallothioneins. The phytoremediation by Cd(II)-accumulating plants, etc., the toxicology of Cd(II), its damage to mammalian organs, and its role as a carcinogen for humans, are highlighted. The book terminates with a fascinating report on the use of Cd(II) in carbonic anhydrase of certain marine phytoplankton species.

Astrid Sigel, Helmut Sigel, and Roland K. O. Sigel have long-standing interests in Biological Inorganic Chemistry. Their research focuses on metal ion interactions with nucleotides and nucleic acids and on related topics. They edited previously 44 volumes in the series Metal Ions in Biological Systems.


cadmium and cancer cadmium-nucleotide and -nucleic acid interactions cadmium-protein interactions, metallothioneins essentiality for marine phytoplankton toxicology of Cd to mammals, microorganisms and plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Astrid Sigel
    • 1
  • Helmut Sigel
    • 2
  • Roland KO Sigel
    • 3
  1. 1.Inorganic Chemistry, ChemistryUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Inst. Anorganische ChemieUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Inorganic ChemistryUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5178-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5179-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1559-0836
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-0402
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