Biological Inorganic Chemistry

Ivano Bertini, University of Florence
Harry B. Gray, California Institute of Technology
Edward I. Stiefel, Princeton University
Joan Selverstone Valentine, UCLA


CONTENTS

I  Introduction and Text Overview

PART A: OVERVIEWS OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

II  Bioinorganic chemistry and the biogeochemical cycles
III  Metal ions and proteins: Binding, stability and folding
IV  Special cofactors and metal clusters
V  Transport and storage of metal ions in biology
VI  Biominerals and biomineralization
VII  Metals in medicine

PART B: METAL-ION CONTAINING BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

VIII  Metal ion transport and storage
IX  Hydrolytic chemistry  
X  Electron transfer, respiration and photosynthesis
XI  Oxygen metabolism
XII  Hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur metabolism
XIII  Metalloenzymes with radical intermediates
XIV Metal ion receptors and signaling

TUTORIALS

Tutorial I  Cell biology, biochemistry and evolution
Tutorial II  Fundamentals of coordination chemistry

Appendices

Index