Iron Toxicity Post #21: We are ‘Dead Flies Walking’

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Morley Robbins


(Formerly #24)

We are “Dead Flies Walking”.

Yan, L., Levine, R.L., Sohal, R.S. (1997). “Oxidative damage during aging targets mitochondrial aconitase.”
m.pnas.org/content/94/21/11168.full.pdf

This is a most thought-provoking article. You will find it a bit challenging to read, technically, just focus on the discussion and conclusion. It is the message that is very important and very unsettling.

Aconitase is a critical piece of the metabolic puzzle, as we’ll be finding out in the coming weeks. It is a key iron-sulfur [4Fe-4S] cluster protein that must have bioavailable copper to work properly. 

For those who want to know more about this interesting “moonlighting” enzyme: 

“Aconitase”
www.ebi.ac.uk/interpro/potm/2007_5/Page2.htm?fbclid=IwAR3VUELlXIPZ1MRk5hGPbXegoxgFWVIO530Dqxj1DT8VKG_ITNm0i9WWX2Q

Have fun watching those houseflies walking and now you will know why!

A votre sante,

MORLEY M. ROBBINS

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