Chapter 8. Biochemistry of Magnesium

  1. Professor Zvi Rappoport2 and
  2. Ilan Marek3
  1. James Weston

Published Online: 17 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751879.ch8

The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

How to Cite

Weston, J. (2008) Biochemistry of Magnesium, in The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds (eds Z. Rappoport and I. Marek), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470751879.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 3

    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Humboldtstraße 10, D-07743 Jena, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 FEB 2008

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai and
  2. Professor Zvi Rappoport

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057193

Online ISBN: 9780470751879

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Keywords:

  • biological system magnesium;
  • DFT theory and MM/MD modeling techniques;
  • nucleoside triphosphates (NTP);
  • magnesium biochemistry;
  • basic coordination sphere;
  • fundamental binding mode;
  • magnesium transport system;
  • P-O-P linkage and chemical energy;
  • hammerhead ribozymes (HHRz) and RNA endonucleases;
  • protein-based enzymes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Magnesium in Biological Systems

  • Magnesium as an Essential Cofactor

  • Basic Coordination Sphere

  • Fundamental Binding Modes

  • Magnesium Transport Systems

  • Universal Energy Currency of Life

  • Interactions with DNA and RNA

  • Protein-Based Enzymes

  • References