Metal-Protein Interactions

  • R. D. Gillard
  • S. H. Laurie


It has long been recognised that a number of metallic elements are necessary for the maintenance of a healthy life form, be it animal or plant. Over the past decade increasing attention has been paid to the human nutritional aspects of these elements, as is evident from the number of recent publications in this area published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 1–3 These publications serve to show that whilst our knowledge is improving it is still far from being complete. The nutritional importance of these elements is causing concern today with respect to modern food processing techniques, consumption of health foods, and the increasing tendency to vegetarian diets. There has been a recent lively debate over the adequacy of zinc in western diets.4


Simple Complex Storage Form Peptide Link Single Polypeptide Chain Menkes Disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Gillard
    • 1
  • S. H. Laurie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Applied ChemistryUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiffUK
  2. 2.School of ChemistryLeicester PolytechnicLeicesterUK

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