10587 - Bioinorganic Chemistry

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  • Teacher Piera Sabatino

  • Credits 4

  • SSD CHIM/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Corso Chemistry

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Chemical features and biological functions of elements binding to biomolecules. Choice, uptake and transfer of metals, ion channels and pumps, delivery and insertion of metals into their final biomolecular sites. Biomineralization processes. Specific functions performed by metalloproteins. Detoxification processes.

Course contents

Chemical features and biological functions of elements binding to biomolecules. Choice, uptake and transfer of metals, ion channels and pumps, delivery and insertion of metals into their final biomolecular sites. Biomineralization processes. Specific functions performed by metalloproteins. Detoxification processes.

Teaching methods

Lectures concern the main subjects in bioinorganic chemistry. After each main topic, one or more insights are given based on the very recent literature, so as to provide students with examples of possible scientific applications.

Teaching tools

PC, video projector, Powerpoint presentations.

Office hours

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