10 Facts About Arsenic biochemistry


Arsenic biochemistry refers to biochemical processes that can use arsenic or its compounds, such as arsenate.

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Arsenic biochemistry has become topical since many toxic arsenic compounds are found in some aquifers, potentially affecting many millions of people via biochemical processes.

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Arsenic biochemistry compounds are easily reduced to arsenic and could have served as an electron acceptor on primordial Earth.

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Arsenic biochemistry enters the cells though aquaporins 7 and 9, which is a type of aquaglyceroporin.

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Arsenic biochemistry binding sites usually use thiol groups of cysteine residues.

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Arsenic biochemistry is a cause of mortality throughout the world; associated problems include heart, respiratory, gastrointestinal, liver, nervous and kidney diseases.

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Arsenic biochemistry interferes with cellular longevity by allosteric inhibition of an essential metabolic enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, which catalyzes the oxidation of pyruvate to acetyl-CoA by NAD.

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Arsenic biochemistry is reported to cause DNA modifications such as aneuploidy, micronuclei formation, chromosome abnormality, deletion mutations, sister chromatid exchange and crosslinking of DNA with proteins.

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Arsenic biochemistry is highly detrimental to the innate and the adaptive immune system of the body.

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Arsenic biochemistry has evidentially shown to increase the activity of these protein sensors.

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