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CHEM 4230 - Metals in Biology and Medicine

3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 3400 or equivalent with a C or higher.
Metal ions play critical roles in enzymes. They are involved in important biosynthetic pathways and many diseases. This course is an overview of the roles of metals in biology and medicine. Emphasis is on the mechanism of metal-dependent enzymes and topics include oxygen activation by metal ions, production of reactive oxygen species in biology, metal uptake and toxicity, metal-assisted amino acid radical productions, and metals in medicine.