Vanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches by Hitoshi MichibataVanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches by Hitoshi Michibata

Vanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches

byHitoshi Michibata

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

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The publication ofVanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approachesis particularly timely as it exactly coincides with the centennial anniversary of the discovery of vanadium by Professor Henze, in the blood cells of an ascidian (tunicate) collected in Gulf of Naples in 1911. Vanadium, atomic number 23, covers a wide range of oxidation states (from -2 to +5) and has unpaired electrons. Depending on these properties, a wide variety of enzymes and compounds containing vanadium have been found and the biochemical behaviour of vanadium has been investigated extensively.

This monograph provides not only the basic properties and recent advances of vanadium chemistry but also presents recent topics on hyper-accumulators of vanadium, enzymatic roles of vanadium, biochemical functions of vanadium and medicinal functions of vanadium, which have been discovered by Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches.

Vanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approachesis aimed at pure and applied chemists, biochemists, pharmaceutical and medical scientists.

Prof. Dr. Hitoshi Michibata, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama 1-3-1, Higashihiroshima 739-8526, Japan
Title:Vanadium: Biochemical and Molecular Biological ApproachesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pagesPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400709129

ISBN - 13:9789400709126

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Table of Contents

Preface (H. Michibata) PART I: Featuring Chemistry of Vanadium 1. Inorganic Chemistry of Vanadium (K. Kanamori and K. Tsuge, Japan) PART II: Hyper-accumulators of Vanadium 2. Amavadine, a Vanadium Compound in Amanita Fungi (A. J. L. Pombeiro, J.J.R. Fraústo da Silva and J.A. Luísa ad Silva, Portugal) 3. High Levels of Vanadium in Ascidians (H. Michibata and T. Ueki, Japan) 4. Hyper-accumulation of Vanadium in Polychaetes (D. Fattorini, F. Regoli, Italy) PART III: Enzymatic Roles of Vanadium 5. Structure and Function of Vanadium Haloperoxidases (R. Wever, Netherlands) 6. Bioinspired Catalytic Bromination Systems for Bromoperoxidase (T. Hirao and T. Moriuchi, Japan) PART IV: Medicinal Functions of Vanadium 7. Vanadium Effects on Bone Metabolism (S. B. Etcheverry, A.L. Di Virgilio and D.A. Barrio, Argentina) 8. Vanadium in Cancer Prevention (M. Chatterjee, S. Das, M. Janarthan and H. Ram, India) 9. Cardiovascular Protection with Vanadium Compounds (K. Fukunaga and M. S. Bhuiyan, Japan) 10. Inhalation Toxicity of Vanadium (F. L. Assem and L. S.Levy) Index