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bioinorganic chemistry


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Biochemistry involving compounds that contain metal atoms or ions. Two common examples of bioinorganic compounds are haemoglobin (which contains iron) and chlorophyll (which contains magnesium). Many enzymes contain metal atoms and bioinorganics are important in a number of biochemical processes, including oxygen transport, electron transfer, and protein folding.

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