Molecular aspects of aluminum toxicity

  title={Molecular aspects of aluminum toxicity},
  author={Alfred Haug and Charles E. Foy},
The focus in this review is directed to molecular aspects of aluminum toxicity in animal and plant cells. Unique thermodynamic features of Al(lII) ions impart biological specificity which may form the biochemical basis of aluminum interactions with cellular constituents. Current knowledge about aluminum‐specific, molecular interactions is rather scanty. Al(III) ions may coordinate with nucleotides or complex to phospholipids resulting in impaired genetic expression or aluminum‐induced membrane… CONTINUE READING


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