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Stoichiometry and Research

The Importance of Quantity in Biomedicine

Edited by Alessio Innocenti

University of Florence, Italy

The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the importance of stoichiometry in the biomedical field. It proposes a collection of selected research articles and reviews which provide up-to-date information related to stoichiometry at various levels. The first section deals with host-guest chemistry, focusing on selected calixarenes, cyclodextrins and crown ethers derivatives. In the second and third sections the book presents some issues concerning stoichiometry of metal complexes and lipids and polymers architecture. The fourth section aims to clarify the role of stoichiometry in the determination of protein interactions, while in the fifth section some selected experimental techniques applied to specific systems are introduced. The last section of the book is an attempt at showing some interesting connections between biomedicine and the environment, introducing the concept of biological stoichiometry. On this basis, the present volume would definitely be an ideal source of scientific information to researchers and scientists involved in biomedicine, biochemistry and other areas involving stoichiometry evaluation.

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Stoichiometry and ResearchThe Importance of Quantity in BiomedicineEdited by Alessio Innocenti

Published: March 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1875

ISBN: 978-953-51-0198-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4332-1

Copyright year: 2012

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59357 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

95 Web of Science Citations

64 Dimensions Citations


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1. Stoichiometric Ratio in Calixarene Complexes

By Flor de María Ramírez and Irma García-Sosa


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2. Water-Soluble Calix[4]arene Derivatives: Binding Stoichiometry and Spectroscopic Evaluation of the Host-Guest Recognition Mechanism

By Satish Balasaheb Nimse, Keum-Soo Song and Taisun Kim


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3. The Determination of the Stoichiometry of Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes by Spectral Methods: Possibilities and Limitations

By Cristina Tablet, Iulia Matei and Mihaela Hillebrand


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4. Coordination Chemistry of Palladium(II) Ternary Complexes with Relevant Biomolecules

By Ahmed A. El-Sherif


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5. Heavy Metal Ion Extraction Using Organic Solvents: An Application of the Equilibrium Slope Method

By Tjoon Tow Teng, Yusri Yusup and Ling Wei Low


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6. Lipid Composition in Miscible and Immiscible Phases

By Walter F. Schmidt, Michael A. Crawford, Swati Mookherji and Alva D. Mitchell


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7. Stoichiometry of Polymer Complexes

By A.Z. El-Sonbati, M.A. Diab and A.A. El-Bindary


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8. Dermatological Application of PAMAM – Vitamin Bioconjugates and Host-Guest Complexes – Vitamin C Case Study

By Stanisław Wołowiec, Marek Laskowski, Barbara Laskowska, Agnieszka Magoń, Bogdan Mysliwiec and Marek Pyda


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9. Stoichiometry of Signalling Complexes in Immune Cells: Regulation by the Numbers

By Elad Noy, Barak Reicher and Mira Barda-Saad


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10. Determination of the Binding Site-Size of the Protein-DNA Complex by Use of the Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay

By Cheng-Yang Huang


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11. Stoichiometry of Protein Interactions in Bacteriophage Tail Assembly

By Fumio Arisaka


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12. Methodology for Bioprocess Analysis: Mass Balances, Yields and Stoichiometries

By Farges Bérangère, Poughon Laurent, Pons Agnès and Dussap Claude-Gilles


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13. Distribution Diagrams and Graphical Methods to Determine or to Use the Stoichiometric Coefficients of Acid-Base and Complexation Reactions

By Alberto Rojas-Hernández, Norma Rodríguez-Laguna, María Teresa Ramírez-Silva and Rosario Moya-Hernández


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14. Limiting Reactants in Chemical Analysis: Influences of Metals and Ligands on Calibration Curves and Formation Constants for Selected Iron-Ligand Chelates

By Mark T. Stauffer, William E. Weller, Kimberly R. Kubas and Kelly A. Casoni


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15. Recent New Characterizations on the Giant Extracellular Hemoglobin of Glossoscolex paulistus and Some Other Giant Hemoglobins from Different Worms

By Marcel Tabak, Francisco A.O. Carvalho, José W.P. Carvalho, Jose F.R. Bachega and Patrícia S. Santiago


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16. Biological Stoichiometry: The Elements at the Heart of Biological Interactions

By Mehdi Cherif


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