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Metals and Life

Crabb, Eleanor and Moore, E. A. eds. (2009). Metals and Life. Cambridge: RSC Publishing.

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Abstract

Metals play a vital role in the metabolism of plants and animals and, increasingly, in medicine. This book provides an introduction to the metals essential to life and ligands of biological importance. It considers the uptake of metals, their transport and ultimately their storage, illustrated in particular with the story of iron in the body. It also considers Na, K and Ca ion channels and biomineralisation and covers the key roles that metals and their complexes play in living systems, for example in respiration and photosynthesis. The last chapter (delivered online) considers metal toxicity and deficiency as well as the role that metals play in medicine, looking at both diagnostics and therapy, and in the forefront of inorganic research.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 Not known
ISBN: 1-84973-059-8, 978-1-84973-059-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 27394
Depositing User: Eleanor Crabb
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 12:24
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27394
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