Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Michael J. Maroney, Gerard Davidson, Christian B. Allan, James Figlar
    Pages 1-65
  3. Sharon J. Nieter Burgmayer
    Pages 67-119
  4. Cécile Moucheron, Andrée Kirsch-De Mesmaeker, John M. Kelly
    Pages 163-216
  5. Back Matter

About this book


Some of the more interesting elements in the chemistry of life are less commonly occuring ones such as nickel and molybdenum. This volume elucidates the chemistry of these elements in important enzymes and also explores the chemistry of elements that do not normally occur in biological molecules, but are useful in probing their structure and function. Topics include: Acquisition and transport of Ni. Mechanistic action of Ni in a wide variety of enzymes. Multielectron redox systems involving pterins in proteins. Chemistry of the pterin and flavin complexes of Mo, Fe, Cu and Ru ions. Replacement of iron in transferrin by a number of other metal ions. Use of polypyridyl complexes of ruthenium and other transition metals as probes of nucleic acid structure through photochemical reactions.


Bioanorganische Chemie Inorganic Chemistry Metall-Polypyridyl-Komplexe Metall-Pteridin-Systeme Nickel-Proteine bioinorganic chemistry enzymes metal-polypyridyl complexes metal-pteridine systems metalloproteins nickel-proteins nucleic acid probe

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63925-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69667-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-5993
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8550
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