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An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry and Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Guenther Winkelmann

ISSN: 0966-0844 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8773 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10534

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Editor-in Chief

Günther Winkelmann, Microbiology & Biotechnology, Universität Tübingen, Germany


Associate Editors

Carl J. Carrano, San Diego State University, USA

Hans Vogel, University of Calgary, Canada

Alvin L. CrumblissDuke University, USA


Editorial Board

G. Anderson
, Queensland Institute of Medical Research PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia; S.C. Andrews, University of Reading, UK; D. Antosiewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland; L.L. Barton, University of New Mexico, USA; M. O'Brian, University at Buffalo, USA; H. Budzikiewicz, Universität Köln, Germany; Zvi loav Cabantchik, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Israel; Carlos Cervantes, Universidad Michoacana, Mexico; S. Clemens, University of Bayreuth, Germany; Pierre Cornelis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; M. Costa, New York University Medical Center, USA; G.M. Gadd, University of Dundee, UK; Gregor Grass, Institut für Mikrobiologie der Bundeswehr, Germany; H. Haas, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria; Hajo Haase, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Germany; K. Hantke, Universität Tübingen, Germany; Wesley R. Harris, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA; K. Haselwandter, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Austria; R.P. Hausinger, Michigan State University, USA; Luis E. HernándezUniversidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; R.C. Hider, King's College London, UK; G. Jung, Universität Tübingen, GermanyChrister Hogstrand, King's College London, UK; D. Legrand, University of Lille, France; B. Lippert, Universität Dortmund, Germany; W. Maret, King's College London, UK; B.F. Matzanke, Medizinische Universität Lübeck, Germany; L. Messori, University of Florence, Italy;  M.J. Miller, University of Notre Dame, USA; D. H. Nies, Universität Halle, GermanyF. W. Outten, University of Carolina, USA; K.N. Raymond, University of California, USA; C. Rensing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China; D.R. Richardson, Children's Cancer Institute Australia, Australia; B.P. Rosen, Wayne State University, USA; Tracey Rouault, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development / NIH, USA; I. Schalk, CNRS/Université-Strasbourg,France; B. Schwaller, Universität Fribourg, Switzerland; S. Silver, University of Illinois, USA; A. Stewart, University of St Andrews, UK; H. Sun, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; E.C. Theil, North Carolina State University, USA; F. Thévenod, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany; Elsbeth Walker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA; Anthony R. White, The University of Melbourne, Australia; G. Willsky, University at Buffalo, USA; P. ZalewskiThe University of Adelaide, Australia.









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    BioMetals is a well established, international, multidisciplinary journal solely devoted to the rapid publication of articles and reviews in this unique field. BioMetals features the fundamental advances in both basic and applied research which involve the role of metal ions in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, environmental science, and medicine.

    BioMetals topic areas include:

    • structures of new metal binding ligands, their interaction with proteins and membrane receptors as well as the biosynthesis
    • gene regulation and metabolic pathways of intra- and extracellular metal binding compounds
    • Homeostasis of essential metals
    • the protection against metal toxicity by metalloregulatory proteins and the prevention of reactive oxygen species caused by certain metal ions
    • transport proteins, transcription factors and cellular sensors that play a pivotal role in the uptake, efflux and storage of metal ions like iron, zinc, copper and other metal ions

    BioMetals provides a forum for new research and clinical results on the structure and function of metal ions, metal chelates, siderophores, metal-containing proteins and biominerals in all kinds of biosystems. Thus, metal ions in bacterial, fungal, plant, animal and other eukaryotic cells are all considered. Biosorption, bioremediation and environmental pollution studies may be submitted, provided that they give an insight into novel molecular mechanisms or important developments in practical applications.

    BioMetals is the premier journal for the presentation of data on metals relevant to medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology, cell biology, chemistry and plant physiology.

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