Cytotoxic, Mutagenic and Carcinogenic Potential of Heavy Metals Related to Human Environment

  • Nick D. Hadjiliadis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Metal Carcinogenesis

  3. Metallothioneins

  4. Biological Role of Aluminium

    1. P. Zatta, P. Zambenedetti
      Pages 231-240
    2. Tamas Kiss, Andrea Lakatos, Erzsebet Kiss, R. Bruce Martin
      Pages 241-251
    3. A. L. Petrou, M. Kollia, A.-I. Scourti, M. Chrycikopoulou, T. Mavromoystakos, E. Theodoropoulou et al.
      Pages 253-263
  5. Bioinorganic Chemistry (General)

  6. Metal Transport

    1. M. M. C. A. Castro, J. Nikolakopoulos, C. Zachariah, D. M. de Freitas, C. F. G. C. Geraldes, R. Ramasamy
      Pages 311-321
    2. A. Garnier-Suillerot
      Pages 323-347
    3. Luigi Messori, Andrea Scozzafava
      Pages 349-361
  7. Heavy Metals in the Environment

  8. Antitumor Metal Complexes

    1. Y. Qu, M. J. Bloemink, K. J. Mellish, H. Rauter, K. A. Smeds, N. Farrell
      Pages 435-444
    2. M. Gielen
      Pages 445-455
    3. Enzo Alessio, Giovanni Mestroni, Gianni Sava, Alberta Bergamo, Mauro Coluccia, Luigi Messori
      Pages 457-466
  9. Metal Interactions with Oligonucleotides and Oligopeptides

  10. General Subjects

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 615-629

About this book


Environmental pollution is one of the main problems to confront humanity, with the heavy metals occupying a leading role among the most pernicious pollutants. The metals cause cancer and other sicknesses. Their cytotoxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic potentials are not fully understood, and any thorough investigation demands the combined efforts of scientists drawn from many different disciplines. But the effects of heavy metals are not all negative: some, like cis-DDP, and some ruthenium and tin complexes, have antitumour activity.
The idea underlying the present work is therefore to present a multidisciplinary perspective on heavy metals in the environment, affording a better understanding of their action on human organisms and health, aiming to make them less polluting and more environmentally friendly.


Inorganic Chemistry Nucleotide carcinogenesis chemistry environment environmental pollution health mutagen organic chemistry pollution transport tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick D. Hadjiliadis
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Inorganic and General Chemistry, Department of ChemistryUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6440-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5780-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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