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

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AL amyloidosis

We don’t know how, but Cu(II) enhances toxicity of amyloid forming light chains in a C elegans model of heart failure.


Where this post is going… The featured image says it all. A lipoic acid binding component of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, DLAT, binds Cu2+ and causes the oligomerization of the DLAT subunit in such a way as to cause “regulated cell death.” There is a lot of controversy and talk as to which enzyme isContinue reading “Cuproptosis”

Fructose copper microbiome

Song, M., Li, X., Zhang, X., Shi, H., Vos, M. B., Wei, X., Wang, Y., Gao, H., Rouchka, E. C., Yin, X., Zhou, Z., Prough, R. A., Cave, M. C., & McClain, C. J. (2018). Dietary copper-fructose interactions alter gut microbial activity in male rats. American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 314(1), G119–G130.Continue reading “Fructose copper microbiome”

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