Chapter 6. Gold Compounds and Their Applications in Medicine

  1. Prof. Dr. Fabian Mohr
  1. Elizabeth A. Pacheco1,
  2. Edward R.T. Tiekink1 and
  3. Michael W. Whitehouse2

Published Online: 22 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527626724.ch6

Gold Chemistry: Applications and Future Directions in the Life Sciences

Gold Chemistry: Applications and Future Directions in the Life Sciences

How to Cite

Pacheco, E. A., Tiekink, E. R.T. and Whitehouse, M. W. (2009) Gold Compounds and Their Applications in Medicine, in Gold Chemistry: Applications and Future Directions in the Life Sciences (ed F. Mohr), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527626724.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Fachbereich C, Anorganische Chemie, Gaußstraße 20, 42119 Wuppertal, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249-0698, USA

  2. 2

    Eskitis Institute for Cell and Molecular Therapies, School of Biomolecular & Physical Science, Griffith University, Queensland 41111, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320868

Online ISBN: 9783527626724

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Keywords:

  • gold chemistry;
  • medical applications;
  • gold(i) thiolates;
  • auranofin;
  • gold-protein reactions;
  • gold(iii) oxidation of insulin and ribonuclease

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Aqueous Chemistry of Gold Compounds

  • Medicinally Important Gold Complexes, Their Analogs and Reactions

  • Gold–Protein Reactions and Complexes

  • Physiological and Cellular Biochemistry

  • Conclusions

  • References