We at CopperOne have been telling customers to add cuprous niacin to an oil to keep it in the +1 oxidation state. Why not olive oil? Oleuropein is “the most important phenolic compound present in olive cultivars. It has a role as a plant metabolite, a radical scavenger, an anti-inflammatory agent, an antineoplastic agent, anContinue reading “Oleuropein”
Copper deficiency is associated with heart disease. This is a journey through the literature as to which copper enzymes are important.
This post investigates a claim in a review by Morrel and coworkers that excessive dietary fructose can decrease the expression of Ctr1 in the duodenum.  How could this happen? What is transcription factor for Ctr1? As it turns out, both Cu+ and Cu2+ can bind to the CTR1 transcription factor Sp1 and negatively regulateContinue reading “Sp1 and copper”
The importance of Zn and Cu in this age of Covid has recently been reviewed.  Supplementation with Cu, Zn and other minerals has been recommended for nutrient deficient elderly patients receiving Covid vaccines.  Calder PC. (2020) Nutrition, immunity and COVID-19. BMJ Nutr Prev Health. 2020 May 20;3(1):74-92. doi: 10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000085. PMC free article Rayman,Continue reading “Copper and Vaccine”