Metals and Life

ISBN-10: 1849730598
ISBN-13: 9781849730594
Edition: 2010
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Description: The book covers how organisms acquire metals, their transport and storage, illustrated by such diverse examples as iron in the human body, and structures such as shells and teeth. The volume contains In-text questions with answers, full colour  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
Publication date: 11/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The book covers how organisms acquire metals, their transport and storage, illustrated by such diverse examples as iron in the human body, and structures such as shells and teeth. The volume contains In-text questions with answers, full colour diagrams and revision exercises on an associated website www.rsc.org/metalsandlife.

E. A. Vander Veer has authored or edited more than a dozen books to date, including PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual and PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual. Her work has appeared in dozens of on-and offline publications, including Byte, The Writer, Salon.com, and CNN.com. Currently, she lives in Texas with her husband and daughter.

Introduction
Ligands and biological significance
Metal uptake - increasing the solubility of iron
Metal transport
Metal storage
Biomineralisation
The role of metal-containing proteins in biological processes
Some key biological processes
Additional online material: Metals in medicine

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