Category Archives: Arsenic

Arsenic trioxide

I previously mentioned that arsenic is a carcinogen, but arsenic trioxide is an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia. How does arsenic trioxide function to control the growth of some cancerous cells? A signal transduction pathway that … Continue reading

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Membrane Transport of Phosphorus and Arsenic

At the end of November, NASA announced “an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life“. The “finding” was experimental evidence suggesting discovery in Mono Lake of “A Bacterium That Can Grow by Using Arsenic Instead … Continue reading

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