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Metals in Medicine

21131 c, Master's program, 1 SWS


Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. (starting June 1)


Seminar room  "Anorganische Chemie", Fabeckstr. 34/36

Registration and course materials

Learning Management System "Blackboard"


Learning goals

Principles of medicinal inorganic chemistry, application of metals in therapeutics and diagnostics, mechanism of action of toxic, therapeutic and diagnostic metal ions in cells/in the body.


Recommended textbooks (or respective chapters)

  • Metals in Medicine

James C. Dabrowiak

1st ed. 2009, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ISBN 978-0-470-68196-1

  • Metallotherapeutic Drugs and Metal-Based Diagnostic Agents: The Use of Metals in Medicine

M. Gielen, E. R. T. Tiekink (Eds)

1st ed. 2005, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ISBN 978-0-470-86403-6

  • Bioanorganische Chemie

W. Kaim, B. Schwederski

4th ed. 2010, Vieweg+Teubner, ISBN 978-3-519-33505-4

  • Biological Inorganic Chemistry

R. R. Crichton

2nd ed. 2012, Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-444-53782-9


Review articles

  • Metals in Medicine

Z. Guo, P. J. Sadler

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1999, 38, 1512–1531.

  • Metal-based Drugs

C. Frank Shaw III

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0254.