The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Chromium: From Biochemistry to Environmental Toxicology takes a critical look at what the biochemical data indicate about chromium's role in the body and the biological mechanisms of its toxicology. Topics covered include:
- What do we know about the biochemical roles and mechanisms of chromium?
- Is chromium an essential element in the mammalian diet?
- Is chromium(III) effective as a nutraceutical, a therapeutic agent, and as a supplement in animal feed?
- What is the biochemistry behind the toxicology of chromium(III) and chromium(VI):the mechanisms of metabolism, genetic and epigenetic effects, and disruption of cell signalling?
- What are the current chromium(VI) policies and positions from regulatory agencies?
The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Chromium: From Biochemistry to Environmental Toxicology is an important contribution to the bioinorganic and trace element biochemical fields which will find a place on the bookshelves of bioinorganic chemists, biochemists, inorganic chemists, toxicologists, nutritionists and regulatory affairs professionals.
Keywords: Bioinorganic Chemistry