Metal complexes as enzyme inhibitors

Angelique Y. Louie, Thomas J. Meade, S. J. Lippard

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Metal complexes are gaining wider applications as enzyme inhibitors for disease treatments. Factors such as specificity, bioavailability, compensatory effects and complex stability are taken into account before such complexes function as therapeutic agents. The applications of metal complex enzyme inhibitors to normal and abnormal physiology, infections and toxicity are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2711-2734
Number of pages24
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemistry(all)


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