Metallomics: a new frontier in analytical chemistry

Szpunar, Joanna
January 2004
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2004, Vol. 378 Issue 1, p54
Academic Journal
The article focuses on metallomics, a new technique in analytical chemistry. Metal ions are utilised by biological systems in fundamental processes such as signalling, gene expression, and catalysis. The absence of some metals results in disease, whereas the presence of others has frequently been evoked in the context of carcino-, immuno-, embryo-, spermio-, nephro- or neurotoxicity. The function of a metal is determined by its bioligand environment. An organism must regulate transcription, translation, proper assimilation and incorporation of the necessary metal to function.


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