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Bioinorganic Chemistry A Survey

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ISBN-10: 0120887568

ISBN-13: 9780120887569

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Ei-Ichiro Ochiai

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The study of the chemistry of living processes biochemistry has traditionally centered on the behavior of organic chemical compounds in water, the principle solvent in all cells. Organic compounds and water account for 99 % of the matter in living systems. Some 20 inorganic elements are also essential for life, and they are found in similar amounts in most living systems. Bioinorganic Chemistry is essentially the border between inorganic chemistry and biology. The overall purpose of bioinorganic research is to study the relationship between inorganic metal ions such as copper and iron, and biologically specific macromolecules, experimentally as well as theoretically. The importance of…    
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List price: $93.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 7/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Barrett O'Neill is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written two other books in advanced mathematics.

Basics of Bio/ecosystems and Biochemistry, and Other Basic Concepts
Distribution of Elements
Biological Necessity for and the Behaviors of Inorganic Elements
How Do Enzymes Work?
Reactions of Acid-Base Type and Functions of Metal Cations
Reactions of Oxidation-Reduction Type including Electron Transfer Processes
Oxygen-Carrying Processes and Oxygenation Reactions
Metal-Involving Free Radical Reactions
Nitrogen Fixation
Other Essential Elements
Metal-related Physiology
Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry
Medical Applications of Inorganic Compounds: Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry