Molecular and Supramolecular Bioinorganic Chemistry. Applications in Medical and Environmental Sciences. Volume 4

Ana Lucia Ramalho Mercê, PhD (Editor)
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

María Ángeles Lobo Recio, PhD (Editor)
Universidade Federal de Santa, Catarina, Brazil

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends, New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: SCI007000

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An immense amount of human knowledge that has been collected for ages currently exists. Nonetheless, the quest for the cure of some dire diseases, many of them fatal, is needed now more than ever. It seems that the main focus is not to state consequences, but to find causes. Taking the hypercomplexity of human biochemistry and physiology into consideration, as well as the multitude of existing scientific reports in the literature at present, this knowledge is vast enough to spend a lifetime studying, if anyone were willing to do so. Yet, even a lifetime of study may not be enough to understand how things stand.

This book does not intend to exhaust the addressed subjects, but rather provides the readers with resourceful tools to expand upon them. One of these tools involves alternatively treating cancer in a physical way, instead of chemical methods, which are the pervasive treatments in use today. Neurodegenerative syndromes are the counterparts to cancer, and they are no less dreadful. When associated with some metal ions, the neurotoxicity can be multiplied, and so can their numerous symptoms. Aluminium (III), for instance, can also have many deleterious impacts on the erythroid cells, to an extent that can drive them to degeneration.

It is time to shed some light on recent and ancient discoveries in order to give all those interested in the subject, sick or not, the choice of considering this or that medical treatment, this or that lifestyle, and this or that medication, etc. This information will then pave the way to even more research in any field of science, regardless of being old-fashioned, forgotten or even discredited by some of the scientific representatives that would certainly be labeled as deceivers of humanity for leaving us with fewer choices, thus restraining our right to choose what is best for ourselves.

Science is boundless, and therefore, all research should be free of any interference, for example, on how and if a research study should be conducted until the results are presented. That was not the case with the last centuries’ scientists; back then, both their laboratories and lives were in danger. In honor of those who stand for free science, this volume presents the knowledge as it should be, as an open source to anyone, and where it leads us is our own decision entirely. This is the fourth volume in our series. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Introduction

Chapter 1. Origins, Prevention and Treatment of Cancer
(Salvatore de Salvo and Mara Teresa de Salvo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 2. Nanotechnologies and Sunscreens: New Technologies, Importance and Risks
(Ana Cristina Trindade Cursino and Ana Lucia Ramalho Mercê, Chemistry Department, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Interactions of Aluminum with Erythroid Cells
(Daniela Vittori, Daiana Vota and Alcira Nesse, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 4. Metal-Polysaccharide Complexes: An Important Tool in Pharmacological Applications
(Ana Lucia Ramalho Mercê, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira Petkowicz and Guilhermina Rodrigues Noleto, Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments, Universidade Federal do Paraná, UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Novel Trends in Cyclodextrins: A Review
(Edgar Winter Júnior, Daiane do Rocio Borguezani and Ana Lucia Ramalho Mercê, Federal University of Paraná, Chemical Equilibrium Laboratory, LEQ, UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Aluminium, Adenosine-5'-Triphosphate, Phosphocreatine and Amino Acids: How They Can be Related to Some Neurodegenerative Diseases
(Thaís Tenório and Ana Lucia Ramalho Mercê, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7. Polyamines, Metal Ions and Neurodegenerative Diseases:
Some Chemical and Biological Aspects
(Natalie Waissmann Szyfman, Judith Felcman† and Ana Lucia Ramalho Mercê, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8. Xenobiotics in the Environment
(Thaís Tenório and Ana Lucia Ramalho Mercê, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

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