Publisher description for Vanadium compounds : chemistry, biochemistry, and therapeutic applications / Alan S. Tracey, editor, Debbie C. Crans, editor.


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Vanadium is now known to be one of the more biologically important transition elements. This volume focuses on vanadium chemistry and biochemistry and summarizes the role of vanadium in treating diabetes, concluding with a discussion of a recent human trial study. The volume looks in
particular at model compounds that mimic the chemistry of nitrogenases as haloperoxidases. It also uncovers evolutionary aspects of haloperoxidases while examining structural and sequence relationships between these compounds and acid phosphatases. Aspects of the essentiality, toxicology, and
pharmacology are discussed along with insulin-mimetic compounds and their influences in cell cultures.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Vanadium -- Physiological effect -- Congresses.
Vanadium -- Therapeutic use -- Congresses.
Vanadium -- Congresses.