Copper & Alzheimer's Disease

R Molony molab at ww.co.nz
Mon Aug 18 12:09:34 EST 2003


We must not forget that metals bind to proteins in different ways

Copper bonds to thiol groups and also to coordinately bonds to
nitrogens.
Mercury bonds particularly strongly to thiols.
Aluminium bonds to negative charged areas and not to thiols or
nitrogens. (also ferric iron)

So that the bonding of some metals is independent of others.

The picture is obviously not simple.

Bob M



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