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Met Ions Life Sci. 2016;16:27-101. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-21756-7_3.

Solid State Structures of Alkali Metal Ion Complexes Formed by Low-Molecular-Weight Ligands of Biological Relevance.

Author information

1
Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, 441-8580, Japan. ka003@edu.imc.tut.ac.jp.
2
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba, Sendai, 980-8575, Japan. kmura@bme.tohoku.ac.jp.
3
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, 130022, China. hunh@ciac.ac.cn.

Abstract

This chapter provides structural data, mainly metal binding sites/modes, observed in crystal structures of alkali metal ion complexes containing low-molecular-weight ligands of biological relevance, mostly obtained from the Cambridge Structural Database (the CSD version 5.35 updated to February 2014). These ligands include (i) amino acids and small peptides, (ii) nucleic acid constituents (excluding quadruplexes and other oligonucleotides), (iii) simple carbohydrates, and (iv) naturally occurring antibiotic ionophores. For some representative complexes of these ligands, some details on the environment of the metal coordination and structural characteristics are described.

KEYWORDS:

Alkali metal ions; Amino acids; Antibiotic ionophores; Carbohydrates; Crystal structures; Nucleic acid constituents; Peptides

PMID:
26860299
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-21756-7_3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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