1st Edition

Metal Ions in Biological Systems Volume 41: Metal Ions and Their Complexes in Medication

Edited By Astrid Sigel Copyright 2004

    Metal ions are currently used for such applications as diabetes, anti-inflammatory, rheumatoid arthritis, psychiatric, and anti-ulcer medications, using compounds of vanadium, copper and zinc, gold, lithium, and bismuth, respectively. This text explores these applications in addition to an assessment of chelation therapy, uses in environmental sciences, and the human health effects of metal ion deficiency for several elements-magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron. Featuring contributions from 29 internationally recognized experts, this book offers a timely, authoritative look at ionic complexes in medicine.

    Speciation Dependent Intake and Uptake of Essential Elements, J. Davidge and D.R. Williams

    Magnesium in Human Therapy, H.-G. Classen , H.F. Schimatschek, and K. Wink

    Calcium Status and Supplementation, L. Larsson and P. Magnusson

    Zinc Deficiency: Its Characteristics and Treatment, A.S. Prasad

    The Use and Role of Zinc and Its Compounds in Wound Healing, P.W. Jones and D.R. Williams

    Iron Chelators and Their Therapeutic Potential, Robert R. Crichton and Roberta J. Ward

    Vanadium Compounds in the Treatment of Diabetes, K.H. Thompson and C. Orvig

    Copper and Zinc Complexes as Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, C.T. Dillon, T.W. Hambley, B.J. Kennedy, P.A. Lay, J.E. Weder, and Q. Zhou

    Gold Complexes in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, L. Messori and G. Marcon

    The Medical Use of Lithium, N.J. Birch

    Bismuth in Medicine, H. Sun, L. Zhang, and K.-Y. Szeto

    Metal Complexes as Chemotherapeutic Agents Against Tropical Diseases: Malaria, Trypanosomiasis, and Leishmaniasis, R.A. Sánchez Delgado, A. Anzellotti, and L. Suárez

    Metal Complexes as Therapeutic Agents in Nitrogen Monoxide Modulation, S.P. Fricker


    Astrid Sigel