Regulation of Copper Transport and Cell Viability During Copper Metabolism
Copper (Cu) is an essential cofactor in virtually all organisms, and tight control of Cu metabolic pathways are critical for optimal cellular viability. Cu is required for proper function of a variety of important enzymes, such as cytochrome c oxidase, ceruloplasmin, and Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase. However, excessive free Cu ions can lead to highly reactive hydroxyl radical formation, enzyme activity disruption, and improper protein folding.
Functional analysis of Cu transport systems are crucial for understanding the pathophysiology related to dysregulation of Cu metabolism. A recent study in Nature Scientific Reports by Gudekar & Petris investigated Cu transport mechanisms in detail, including analysis of glutathione homeostasis using the Glutathione (GSH) Fluorescent Detection Kit (K006-F) from Arbor Assays. Overall, the study offers new insight into the function of Cu metabolism and tools for further investigation of Cu transport mechanisms.
- Measure free and total glutathione in same well
- Validated using lysate, WB, RBCs, serum, plasma, urine and tissue samples
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