8. Metalloid Transport Systems

  1. Hongzhe Sun
  1. Hsueh-Liang Fu1,
  2. Xuan Jiang1 and
  3. Barry P. Rosen1,2

Published Online: 15 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975503.ch8

Biological Chemistry of Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth

Biological Chemistry of Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth

How to Cite

Fu, H.-L., Jiang, X. and Rosen, B. P. (2010) Metalloid Transport Systems, in Biological Chemistry of Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth (ed H. Sun), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975503.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P.R. China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, Florida International University College of Medicine, Miami, FL 33199, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470713907

Online ISBN: 9780470975503



  • metalloid transport systems;
  • arsenic, and United States Environmental Agency - toxic environmental compounds, first among hazardous substances;
  • arsenate and arsenite uptake and detoxification - in prokaryotes and eukaryotes;
  • metalloid uptake systems and arsenate uptake systems;
  • functional unit of AQP, a tetramer - each monomer, an independent water pore;
  • hepatic arsenic circulation - arsenate taken into hepatocytes by phosphate transporters;
  • uptake systems - for boron in other eukaryotes;
  • gene family encoding silicon transporters, SITs - in diatom Cylindrotheca fusiformis;
  • nucleotide binding domain (NBD);
  • efflux systems for boron - Arabidopsis thaliana AtBOR1, efflux system for xylem loading of boron preventing boron deficiency in shoots


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Metalloid Uptake Systems

  • Metalloid Efflux Systems

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References