Our research in bioinorganic chemistry focuses on biologically relevant metals that are very sensitive to hydrolysis – mainly iron and titanium – and addresses how biology handles these difficult metals. Problems relate to metal uptake and transport, potential therapeutic applications thereof, and biomineralization.
Ti(IV) and the Siderophore Desferrioxamine B: A Tight Complex Has Biological and Environmental Implications
KE Jones, KL Batchler, C Zalouk, AM Valentine
Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 1264-1272.
Contemplating a Role for Titanium in Organisms
MR Zierden, AM Valentine
Metallomics 2016, 8, 9-16.
Titanium Mineralization in Ferritin: A Room Temperature Non-Photochemical Preparation and Biophysical Characterization
FF Amos, KE Cole, RL Meserole, JP Gaffney, AM Valentine
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 18, 145-152.