- Winner of a 2013 Textbook Excellence Awards (Texty) from the Text and Academic Authors Association- Readable style, complemented by anecdotes and footnotes- Enables the reader to more readily grasp the biological and clinical relevance of the subject- Color illustrations enable easy visualization of molecular mechanisms
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1. An Overview of Metals and Selected Nonmetals in Biology 2. Basic Coordination Chemistry for Biologists 3. Structural and Molecular Biology for Chemists 4. Biological Ligands for Metal Ions 5. An Overview of Intermediary Metabolism and Bioenergetics 6. Methods to Study Metals in Biological Systems 7. Metal Assimilation Pathways 8. Transport, Storage, and Homeostasis of Metal Ions 9. Sodium and Potassium
Channels and Pumps 10. Magnesium-Phosphate Metabolism and Photoreceptors 11. Calcium
Cellular Signalling 12. Zinc
Lewis Acid and Gene Regulator 13. Iron 14. Copper
Coping with Dioxygen 15. Nickel and Cobalt 16. Manganese
Oxygen Generation and Detoxification 17. Molybdenum, Tungsten, Vanadium, and Chromium 18. Non-metals in Biology 19. Biomineralisation 20. Metals in Brain 21. Metals and Neurodegeneration 22. Metals in Medicine and Metals as Drugs 23. Metals in the Environment
Robert Crichton is Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Science, Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He has some forty years experience in teaching the subject, and published over 200 scientific articles and a number of books. Since 1985 he has organized a series of over twenty advanced courses on Metals in Biology in Louvain-la-Neuve, which have trained over 1300 doctoral and post-doctoral students, many of whom are today leaders in the field.
The Second Edition of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: An Introduction to Molecular Structure and Function received the 2013 TEXTY Textbook Excellence Award in Physical Sciences from the Text and Academic Authors Association.