Volume 84 Issue 13 | p. 32 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 27, 2006

Intracellular zinc detector

Department: Science & Technology

Zinc plays both physiological and pathological roles in biology, and its concentration in eukaryotic cells is estimated to be as high as 200 µM. Because most of this zinc remains tightly bound to proteins, chemists have long wondered exactly how much "free" or exchangeable zinc is actually available. Now, a team led by Richard B. Thompson of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Carol Fierke of the University of Michigan, Ann . . .

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