The blue copper ceruloplasmin induces aggregation of newly differentiated neurons: a potential modulator of nervous system organization.

Ceruloplasmin (CP) is a copper-dependent ferroxidase. It regulates iron metabolism and is involved in inflammation, angiogenesis, and protection against oxidative stress. CP also modulates K(+) channel activity in neuroblastoma cells and affects cardiodynamics of isolated hearts. Considering the presence of CP in the nervous system and the importance of… CONTINUE READING