Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 3 March 2004
Obliterating a metal transporter immortalizes a fungus
R. John Davenporthttp://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/9/nf25
Abstract: Copper in mitochondria tarnishes a fungus, according to new work. The study suggests that a dearth of the metal forces the organism to switch to a metabolic strategy that extends life. The results add to the evidence that fine-tuning metabolism can minimize cellular damage and delay death, although the organism sacrifices robust growth for that benefit.
Citation: R. J. Davenport, Copper Stopper. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (9), nf25 (2004).
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