13. The Role of Aluminum in Neurotoxic and Neurodegenerative Processes

  1. Astrid Sigel3,
  2. Helmut Sigel3 and
  3. Roland K. O. Sigel4
  1. Tamás Kiss1,
  2. Krisztina Gajda-Schrantz1 and
  3. Paolo F. Zatta2

Published Online: 27 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470028114.ch13

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Metal Ions, Volume 1

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Metal Ions, Volume 1

How to Cite

Kiss, T., Gajda-Schrantz, K. and Zatta, P. F. (2006) The Role of Aluminum in Neurotoxic and Neurodegenerative Processes, in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Metal Ions, Volume 1 (eds A. Sigel, H. Sigel and R. K. O. Sigel), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470028114.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Basel, Spitalstrasse 51, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland

  2. 4

    Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Szeged, P.O. Box 440, H-6701 Szeged, Hungary

  2. 2

    CNR Institute for Biomedical Technologies, Metalloproteins Unit, Department of Biology, University of Padova, Viale G. Colombo 3, I-35121 Padova, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2006
  2. Published Print: 24 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470014882

Online ISBN: 9780470028117

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Keywords:

  • aluminum in biological systems;
  • aluminum loading in humans;
  • aluminum toxicology in humans;
  • biochemical toxicology;
  • human toxicology;
  • aluminum and Alzheimer's disease;
  • reversible macromolecular complexes;
  • free ions and mononuclear ions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chemical Forms of Aluminum in Biological Systems

  • Aluminum Loading in Humans

  • Toxicology of Aluminum in Animals and Humans

  • Aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease

  • General Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Abbreviations

  • References