Life,Death and Nitric Oxide

Overview

Designated 'Molecule of the Year' in 1992 in recognition of its many biological roles, nitric oxide has wide significance in the world around us and the story of nitric oxide is still unfolding. This small and seemingly innocent molecule has for many years been known to play a significant role in both the creation of photochemical smogs and in the nitrogen cycle. It has an interesting chemistry as a metal ligand, and the bonding within the nitric oxide molecule has been extensively studied. More recently, the ...

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Overview

Designated 'Molecule of the Year' in 1992 in recognition of its many biological roles, nitric oxide has wide significance in the world around us and the story of nitric oxide is still unfolding. This small and seemingly innocent molecule has for many years been known to play a significant role in both the creation of photochemical smogs and in the nitrogen cycle. It has an interesting chemistry as a metal ligand, and the bonding within the nitric oxide molecule has been extensively studied. More recently, the molecule has been in the spotlight for the role it plays in controlling blood flow, in the immune system and in brain activity. Life, Death and Nitric Oxide covers many of the topics relating to nitric oxide, from smog and catalytic converters to tumour growth, blood flow and Viagra, with the aim of finding out why such a simple molecule can do so much.

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Editorial Reviews

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A fascinating book that will delight both students and teachers of chemistry and biology
Stuart Ferguson
I recommend this book very strongly to all, whether chemists or biologists, who need to know about the biology of nitric oxide...... of value not only to undergraduate strudents, and their teachers, but also to research workers.
Chemical and Engineering News
" ... readers will take away from this book a rich appreciation for the varied properties of this small diatomic molecule. "
March 2004 The Alchemist Website
"... a good introduction to NO, one that can be read in a few hours, and used for quick reference later. "
Issue No. 319 (Alex Chaplin) School Science Review
A fascinating book that will delight both students and teachers of chemistry and biology
Chemistry & Industry
The writers have simplified some of the most complex biochemical reactions and activities in the human body
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854046867
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
  • Publication date: 10/17/2003
  • Series: RSC Paperbacks Series , #33
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

What on Earth is Nitric Oxide Doing Here?; Stopping Clots; How We Make NO; Transporting NO; Drugs that Release NO; Discovering and Making NO; Making Smog - NO Becomes a Villain; Nitric Oxide - A Not So Simple Little Molecule; Nitric Oxide and Transition Metals; Removing the Villain - Catalytic Converters; NO in Our Defences; NO and Tumour Growth; Bone, Joints and NO; NO is Skin Deep; NO in Nerves; The Truth About Viagra; NO from NOS: Detractors and Stimulants; Why Does Soil Evolve NO?: NO is everywhere; Reflections; Subject Index

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