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Bioinorganic chemistry

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
4
Lecturer: 
prof. Henryk Kozłowski
Type: 
Optional
Level: 
Elementary
Lecture
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

Knowledge of foundations of bioinorganic chemistry, metal ions in biological systems. Acquirement of practical know how to search and introduce information concerning metal systems in biology and medicine.

Assessment: 

Oral examination.

Contents: 

Lecture: Essential and toxic metals, general properties of metal ions, co-ordination chemistry of essential metals in bioinorganic systems. The interactions of metal ions with proteins and their subunits, nucleic acids and nucleotides. Natural and synthetic chelating agents. Biological functions of Na, K, Mg, Ca. Non-redox metaloenzymes, proteins involved in dioxygen transport, heme proteins. Red-ox proteins. Metal ion transport in biological systems. Inorganic drugs. Toxicology of metal ions (Cr and Al).