Copper Transport and Its Disorders

Molecular and Cellular Aspects

  • Arturo Leone
  • Julian F. B. Mercer

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 448)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Maria C. Linder, Norma A. Lomeli, Stephanie Donley, Farrokh Mehrbod, Philip Cerveza, Stephen Cotton et al.
    Pages 1-16
  3. Manuel Olivares, Ricardo Uauy, Gloria Icaza, Mauricio González
    Pages 17-28
  4. Harry J. McArdle, Michelle J. Bingham, Karl Summer, T. J. Ong
    Pages 29-37
  5. Edward D. Harris, Manchi C. M. Reddy, Yongchang Qian, Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, Sudeep Majumdar, John Nelson
    Pages 39-51
  6. Michael J. Petris, Julian F. B. Mercer, James Camakaris
    Pages 53-66
  7. Sharon La Fontaine, Stephen D. Firth, Paul J. Lockhart, Hilary Brooks, James Camakaris, Julian F. B. Mercer
    Pages 67-82
  8. Zeynep Tümer, Lisbeth Birk Møller, Nina Horn
    Pages 83-95
  9. Julian F. B. Mercer, Loreta Ambrosini, Sharon Horton, Sophie Gazeas, Andrew Grimes
    Pages 97-108
  10. Yien-Ming Kuo, Jane Gitschier, Seymour Packman
    Pages 109-114
  11. George J. Brewer
    Pages 115-126
  12. J. McC. Howell
    Pages 139-152
  13. Paul Cobine, Mark D. Harrison, Charles T. Dameron
    Pages 153-164
  14. Giovanni Musci, Fabio Polticelli, Lilia Calabrese
    Pages 175-182
  15. G. Multhaup, L. Hesse, T. Borchardt, Thomas Ruppert, R. Cappai, C. L. Masters et al.
    Pages 183-192
  16. Joan Selverstone Valentine, P. John Hart, Edith Butler Gralla
    Pages 193-203
  17. Simonetta Ferruzza, Yula Sambuy, Giuseppe Rotilio, Maria Rosa Ciriolo, Maria Laura Scarino
    Pages 215-222
  18. P. Remondelli, O. Moltedo, M. C. Pascale, Arturo Leone
    Pages 223-236
  19. Valeria Cizewski Culotta, Su-Ju Lin, Paul Schmidt, Leo W. J. Klomp, Ruby Leah B. Casareno, Jonathan Gitlin
    Pages 247-254
  20. Haibo Wunderli-Ye, Marc Solioz
    Pages 255-264
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About this book


This book is a compilation of presentations at the first meeting devoted to the mo­ lecular and cellular biology of copper transport. When we first considered the possible program for the meeting, we felt that a forum to integrate the recent advances in molecular understanding of copper transport with the older knowledge of copper metabolism was needed. In addition we wished to have a strong emphasis on the diseases of copper includ­ ing the genetic diseases, Menkes and Wilson, and other possible health aspects of this met­ al seen from a molecular perspective. Overall we were very happy with the success of the meeting, and most participants were very enthusiastic. Unfortunately we were not able to obtain manuscripts from every contributor, but the selection in this book covers most of the topics discussed. The history of biological research into copper dates from the latter half of the last century when the presence of copper as a component of living systems was first noted, but it was not until the 1920s that the essential role of copper was first recognized. l. S. McHargue found that plants and animals needed copper for optimal growth and health and proposed that copper was needed for life (McHargue, 1925). Other groups soon confirmed these observations in plants. In animals the requirement of copper for hematopoiesis was discovered in 1928 (Hart et aI.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arturo Leone
    • 1
  • Julian F. B. Mercer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SalernoSalernoItaly
  2. 2.The Murdoch Institute for Research into Birth DefectsRoyal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7204-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4859-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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