TITLE

Metallomics: a new frontier in analytical chemistry

AUTHOR(S)
Szpunar, Joanna
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jan2004, Vol. 378 Issue 1, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
15125715

 

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