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      Angiogenesis; copper; copper chaperones

    • Abstract

       

      Copper, although known as a micronutrient, has a pivotal role in modulating the cellular metabolism. Many studieshave reported the role of copper in angiogenesis. Copper chaperones are intracellular proteins that mediate coppertrafficking to various cell organelles. However, the role and function of copper chaperones in relation to angiogenesishas to be further explored. The intracellular copper levels when in excess are deleterious and certain mutations ofcopper chaperones have been shown to induce cell death and influence various cellular metabolisms. The study ofthese chaperones will be helpful in understanding the players in the cascade of events in angiogenesis and their role incellular metabolic pathways. In this review we have briefly listed the copper chaperones associated with angiogenicand metabolic signalling and their function.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      SR BHARATHI DEVI1 DHIVYA M ALOYSIUS1 KN SULOCHANA1

      1. RS Mehta Jain Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, India
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