The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life

@article{Sigel2016TheAM,
  title={The Alkali Metal Ions: Their Role for Life},
  author={Astrid Sigel and Helmut Sigel and Roland K. O. Sigel},
  journal={Metal ions in life sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={
          vii-xi
        }
}
MILS-16 provides an up-to-date review of the impact of alkali metal ions on life. Their bioinorganic chemistry and analytical determination, the solid state structures of bio-ligand complexes and the properties of alkali metal ions in solution in the context of all kinds of biologically relevant ligands are covered, this includes proteins (enzymes) and nucleic acids (G-quadruplexes). Minerals containing sodium (Na + ) and potassium (K + ) are abundant in the Earth's crust, making Na + and K… 

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