Biological Chemistry of Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth

Biological Chemistry of Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth

by Hongzhe Sun
     
 

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Arsenic, antimony and bismuth, three related elements of group 15, are all found in trace quantities in nature and have interesting biological properties and uses. While arsenic is most well known as a poison, and indeed the contamination of groundwater by arsenic is becoming a major health problem in Asia, it also has uses for the treatment of blood cancer and has… See more details below

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Arsenic, antimony and bismuth, three related elements of group 15, are all found in trace quantities in nature and have interesting biological properties and uses. While arsenic is most well known as a poison, and indeed the contamination of groundwater by arsenic is becoming a major health problem in Asia, it also has uses for the treatment of blood cancer and has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Antimony and bismuth compounds are used in clinics for the treatment of parasitic and bacterial infections.

Biological Chemistry of Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth is an essential overview of the biological chemistry of these three elements, with contributions from an international panel of experts. Topics covered include:

  • the chemistry and biological chemistry of arsenic, antimony and bismuth
  • the interaction of arsenic with macromolecules and its relationship to carcinogenesis
  • metallomics research related to arsenic
  • arsenic in traditional Chinese medicine
  • microbial transformations of arsenic in aquifers
  • biomethylation of arsenic, antimony and bismuth
  • metalloid transport systems
  • bismuth complexes of porphyrins and their potential in medical applications
  • Helicobacter pylori and bismuth
  • application of arsenic trioxide therapy for patients with leukaemia
  • anti-cancer activity of molecular compounds of arsenic, antimony, and bismuth
  • radiobismuth for therapy
  • genetic toxicology of arsenic and antimony
  • metalloproteomics of arsenic-, antimony- and bismuth-based drugs

Biological Chemistry of Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth conveys the essential aspects of the bioinorganic chemistry of these three elements, providing a valuable complement to more general bioinorganic chemistry texts and more specialized topical reviews. It will find a place on the bookshelves of practitioners, researchers and students working in bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470976227
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
7 MB

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