Speaking from the heart: Systemic copper signaling

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Copper is a ubiquitously essential nutrient for cells. In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Kim et al. (2010) demonstrate that tissue copper status can be communicated across organ systems. In a mouse model for cardiac copper deficiency, a serum-carried signal mobilized liver and intestinal copper by inducing ATP7A, a copper-exporting ATPase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-344
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 5 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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