Thursday, January 3, 2013
Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms in metal carcinogenesis (1 of x in a series)
Someone referred me to this article and I found it fascinating. It is a bit complicated to understand so I am going to run a series on it as I do when I myself have to dissect the information in order to understand the key points.
You may look at this and wonder why I would bother with this article. Simple. While the Chromium in our body did not arrive there through the water, the chromium that enters your system DOES IN FACT ENTER AS CHROMIUM 6 (THE TOXIC FORM.) It doesn't stay in its toxic form and in fact is then broken down to Chromium 3. The items that most interested me were the clear types of damage that is caused by Chromium 6 during the conversion process.
Given this journal article is long, it will be a long sequence. I think you will find it very interesting. I learned quite a bit reading it over 4-5 times.
Chem Res Toxicol. 2008 Jan;21(1):28-44. Epub 2007 Oct 30.
Posted by Connie at 2:24 PM