Volume 39: Molybdenum and Tungsten: Their Roles in Biological Processes is devoted soley to the vital research area on molybdenum and tungsten and their role in biology. It offers a comprehensive and timely account of this fascinating topic by 40 distinguished international authorities. Topics include: transport, homeostasis, regulation and binding of molybdate and tungstate to proteins, crystallographic characterization, coordination of complexes, and biosynthesis.
Table of Contents
The biogeochemistry of molybdenum and tungsten; transport, homeostasis, regulation and binding of molybdate and tungstate to proteins; molybdenum nitrogenases - a crystallographic and mechanistic view; chemical dinitrogen fixation by molybdenum and tungsten complexes - insights from co-ordination chemistry; biosynthesis of nitrogenase iron-molybdenum-cofactor from Azotobacter Vinelandii; molybdenum enzymes containing the pyranopterin cofactor - an overview; the molybdenum and tungsten cofactors - a crystallographic view; models for the pyranopterin-containing molybdenum and tungsten cofactors; biosynthesis and molecular biology of the molybdenum cofactor (moco); molybdenum in nitrate reductase and nitrate oxidoreductase.
"…an essential resource for practitioners and students in diverse disciplines including bioinorganic, inorganic and coordination chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, enzymology, pharmacology, physiology, clinical chemistry, toxicology and environmental science … The commendable efforts of the Editors in selecting celebrated International Experts and getting them to deliver in this fascinating and rapidly growing research area are highly appreciated."
-Nityananda Saha, Department of Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, in the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society