Iron Metabolism: Inorganic Biochemistry and Regulatory Mechanisms

Iron Metabolism: Inorganic Biochemistry and Regulatory Mechanisms

Editor(s): Glória C. Ferreira, José J. G. Moura, Ricardo Franco

Published Online: 2 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527296538

Online ISBN: 9783527613700

DOI: 10.1002/9783527613700

About this Book

Iron plays a crucial role in many biochemical processes. In recent years intensive research has led to a better understanding of the function of iron in cellular metabolism. In more than twenty articles internationally renowned experts give a thorough account of the recent developments of this fascinating field. The book focuses on the central questions, e.g. transport, storage, and utilization of iron in cells, the three-dimensional structure of iron-containing proteins, the physiological function of heme and iron sulfur-containing proteins, and the regulatory mechanisms in heme biosynthesis and redox regulation of signal transduction.

The interdisciplinary character of the book is designed to explore the many facets of the new findings and to provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances for biochemists, bioinorganic chemists, molecular biologists, microbiologists and immunologists. The reviews are supplemented with valuable background information, results and numerous references. This book emphasizes the relationships between the different disciplines concerned with iron metabolism and opens new perspectives for future research!

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3

      Ferrochelatase: a new iron sulfur centercontaining enzyme (pages 35–50)

      Ricardo Franco, Steven G. Lloyd, José J. G. Moura, Isabel Moura, Boi Hanh Huynh and Glória C. Ferreira

    3. Chapter 6

      Spectroscopic studies on di-heme peroxidases-mechanism of activation (pages 95–115)

      Isabel Moura, Helder Lopes, Cristina Costa, J. J. G. Moura and Graham W. Pettigrew

    4. Chapter 9

      Mössbauer studies of the FNR transcription factor in whole Escherichia coli cells (pages 153–160)

      Victoria-Codrina Popescu, Donna M. Bates, Helmut Beinert, Eckard Munck and Patricia J. Kiley

    5. Chapter 19

      Intermediates in the reaction cycle of methane monooxygenase: structure and chemistry (pages 323–339)

      John D. Lipscomb, Sang-Kyu Lee, Jeremy C. Nesheim, Yi Jin, Bradley J. Wallar and Xiao-Yun Zhang

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