Microbiology Monographs

Molecular Microbiology of Heavy Metals

Editors: Nies, Dietrich H., Silver, Simon (Eds.)

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  • Tracks recent progress in understanding metal-microbe interactions
  • Presents a molecular systems theoretical approach as well as results that may lead to the level of real mechanistic understanding
  • Contains contributions written by internationally renowned scientists
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All forms of life depend on a variety of heavy metal ions. Nearly one-third of all gene products require a metal ion for proper folding or function. However, even metals generally regarded as non-poisonous are toxic at higher concentrations, including the essential ones. Thus, sensitive regulation of metal uptake, storage, allocation and detoxification is needed to maintain cellular homeostasis of heavy metal ions.

Molecular Microbiology of Heavy Metals includes chapters on allocation of metals in cells, metal transporter, storage and metalloregulatory proteins, cellular responses to metal ion stress, transcription of genes involved in metal ion homeostasis, uptake of essential metals, metal efflux and other detoxification mechanisms. Also discussed are metal bioreporters for the nanomolar range of concentration and tools to address the metallome. Chapters in the second part cover specific metals such as Fe, Mn, Cu, Ni, Co, Zn and Mo as key nutrient elements and Ag, As, Cd, Hg and Cr as toxic elements.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Understanding How Cells Allocate Metals

    Tottey, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 3-35

  • Metalloregulators: Arbiters of Metal Sufficiency

    Helmann, John D. (et al.)

    Pages 37-71

  • Transcriptomic Responses of Bacterial Cells to Sublethal Metal Ion Stress

    Hobman, Jon L. (et al.)

    Pages 73-115

  • Bacterial Transition Metal Homeostasis

    Nies, Dietrich H.

    Pages 117-142

  • Biosensing of Heavy Metals

    Harms, Hauke

    Pages 143-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Microbiology of Heavy Metals
Editors
  • Dietrich H. Nies
  • Simon Silver
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69771-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69771-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-69770-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08916-9
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 460
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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