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Cellular and molecular biology of metals.


Cellular and molecular biology of metals.

Ed. by Rudolfs K. Zalups and James Koropatnick.

CRC Press


430 pages




The role and effects of metal ions on cellular homeostasis in various organs are matters that engage the medical, biological, and physical sciences, and all are represented by researchers here who summarize the current understanding and the ongoing inquiries. Their topics include cellular inorganic chemistry concepts and examples, essential and toxic metal transport in the liver, the transport and biological impact of manganese, metallothionein and metal homeostasis, the regulatory and signaling functions of zinc ions in human cellular physiology, ionic and molecular mimicry and the transport of metals, heavy metal transport and detoxification in crustacean gastrointestinal and renal epithelial cells, metals and cell adhesion molecules, and metal influences on immune function.

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