Cuprous niacin, the world’s first “proper copper”

Welcome to our site! This site is being created to educate the public as to the benefits of copper niacin in the cuprous, +1 oxidation state. 

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Copper and gray hair

Melanocyte, the organelles that produce the skin and hair pigment melanin, require ATP generating mitochondria for their maturation. Mitofusin (Mfn) 2, the protein that allows mitochondria to fuse to the endoplasmic reticulum, is also found in the melanosome-mitochondrion contacts according to this 2014 electron microscope study. [1] The featured image of this post illustrates this…

Conidia charge and basal lamina binding

Wasylnka JA, Moore MM. Adhesion of Aspergillus species to extracellular matrix proteins: evidence for involvement of negatively charged carbohydrates on the conidial surface. Infect Immun. 2000 Jun;68(6):3377-84. PMC free article This study came out of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada.  Those of us in the desert southwestern U.S. are very familiar with fungal…

cancer cell negative charge

This journey started with a request to look up the charge on different types of cancer cells. This request may have started with a layperson’s understanding of chemistry and charge. Donglu Shi of the University of Cincinnati postulated that the folic acid receptor might be a common tumor cell target whose charge may change when…

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