Monday, June 30, 2014

Artificial enzyme mimics natural detoxification mechanism in liver cells

Molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles oxidize sulfite to sulfate in liver cells in analogy to the enzyme sulfite oxidase, researchers have found. The functionalized Molybdenum trioxide nanoparticles can cross the cellular membrane and accumulate at the mitochondria, where they can recover the activity of sulfite oxidase.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily


No comments:

Post a Comment