Metal Ions in Biological Systems : Volume 41: Metal Ions and Their Complexes in Medication book cover
1st Edition

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

Edited By

Astrid Sigel

  • This format cannot be shipped to your selected country.
ISBN 9780824753511
Published March 26, 2004 by CRC Press
600 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

View More



Sigel\, Astrid