The role of metals in neurodegenerative diseases.Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2000 Jun; 46(4):731-41.CM
There is increasing evidence in a number of neurodegenerative diseases that transition metal-mediated abnormalities play a crucial role in disease pathogenesis. In this treatise, we review the role of metal homeostasis as it pertains to alterations in brain function in neurodegenerative diseases. In fact, while there is documented evidence for alterations in transition metal homeostasis, redox-activity and localization, it is also important to realize that alterations in specific copper- and iron-containing metalloenzymes also appear to play a crucial role in the neurodegenerative process.