11. Essential Metal Related Metabolic Disorders

  1. Prof. Dr. Enzo Alessio
  1. Yasmin Mawani and
  2. Chris Orvig

Published Online: 23 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch11

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

Mawani, Y. and Orvig, C. (2011) Essential Metal Related Metabolic Disorders, in Bioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry (ed E. Alessio), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633104.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Trieste, Department of Chemical Sciences, Via Giorgieri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy

Author Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver V6T 1Z1, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326310

Online ISBN: 9783527633104



  • essential metal related metabolic disorders;
  • iron metabolic diseases;
  • acquired;
  • genetic;
  • copper metabolic diseases;
  • zinc metabolic diseases;
  • imbalances in electrolytic metabolism


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: What is Essentiality?

  • Iron Metabolic Diseases: Acquired and Genetic

  • Copper Metabolic Diseases

  • Zinc Metabolic Diseases

  • Diseases Related to Imbalances in Electrolytic Metabolism: P, the Alkali Metals, and the Alkaline Earths

  • Metabolism of Other Trace Elements

  • Conclusions