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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 3 March 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 9, p. nf25
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.9.nf25]


Copper Stopper

Obliterating a metal transporter immortalizes a fungus

R. John Davenport

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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