Copper brain protein protection against free radical-induced neuronal death: Survival ratio in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell cultures.

In Creutzfeldt Jakob, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases, copper metalloproteins such as prion, amyloid protein precursor and α-synuclein are able to protect against free radicals by reduction from cupric Cu+2 to cupreous Cu+. In these pathologies, a regional copper (Cu) brain decrease correlated with an iron, zinc or manganese (Mn) increase has previously… CONTINUE READING