Metal Ions in Biological Systems: Volume 40: The Lanthanides and Their Interrelations with Biosystems, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Metal Ions in Biological Systems

Volume 40: The Lanthanides and Their Interrelations with Biosystems, 1st Edition

Edited by Helmut Sigel

CRC Press

800 pages

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pub: 2003-03-27
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The Metal Ions in Biological Systems series is devoted to increasing our understanding of the relationship between the chemistry of metals and life processes. The volumes reflect the interdisciplinary nature of bioinorganic chemistry and coordinate the efforts of researchers in the fields of biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, environmental chemistry, biophysics, pharmacy, and medicine. Written by 36 internationally recognized experts and enriched with nearly 200 illustrations, Volume 40 highlights fast moving research on lanthanides and their interrelations with biosystems and emphasizes their recent impact in biochemical and biological studies, and in medicine.

Table of Contents

Distribution of the Lanthanides in the Earth's Crust

Stuart Ross Taylor and Scott M. McLennan

Mobilization of Lanthanides through the Terrestrial Biosphere

Robert A. Bulman

Complexes of Lanthanide Ions with Amino Acids, Phosphates, and Other Ligands

of Biological Interest in Solution

Herbert B. Silber and Sarah J. Paquette

Biologically Relevant Structural Coordination Chemistry of Simple Lanthanide

Ion Complexes

Jack M. Harrowfield

Lanthanide Ions as Probes in Studies for Metal Ion-Dependent Enzymes

Etsuro Yoshimura and Tokuko Watanabe

Lanthanide Chelates as Fluorescence Labels for Diagnostics and Biotechnology

Kazuko Matsumoto and Jingli Yuan

Responsive Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes

David Parker and J. A. Gareth Williams

Lanthanide Ions as Probes of Electron Transfer in Proteins

Ronald M. Supkowski and William DeW. Horrocks, Jr.

Lanthanide Ions as Luminescent Probes of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Claudia Turro, Patty K.-L. Fu, and Patricia M. Bradley

Lanthanide-Promoted Peptide Bond Hydrolysis

Makoto Komiyama and Tohru Takarada

Lanthanide-Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Phosphate Esters and Nucleic Acids

Hans-Jörg Schneider and Anatoly K. Yatsimirsky

Sequence-Selective Scission of DNA and RNA by Lanthanides and Their


Makoto Komiyama

Lanthanide Ions as Probes for Metal Ions in the Structure and Catalytic

Mechanism of Ribozymes

Roland K. O. Sigel and Anna Marie Pyle

Lanthanides as Shift and Relaxation Agents in Elucidating the Structure of

Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Carlos F. G. C. Geraldes and Claudio Luchinat

Lanthanide Ions as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Agents. Nuclear and Electronic

Relaxation Properties. Applications

Lothar Helm, Éva Tóth, and André E. Merbach

Interactions of Lanthanides and Their Complexes with Proteins. Conclusions

Regarding Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Silvio Aime, Alessandro Barge, Mauro Botta, and Enzo Terreno

Metabolism and Toxicity of the Lanthanides

Robert A. Bulman

Cell Responses to Lanthanides and Potential Pharmacological Actions of


Kui Wang, Yi Cheng, Xiaoda Yang, and Rongchang

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MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Inorganic