Artificial Ion Transporters: Cell Death by Sodium Chloride Ions

■ Natural Sciences / Artificial Ion Transporters: Cell Death by Sodium Chloride Ions Researchers from Yonsei University reveal the role of synthetic ion transporters in cell death. Professor Injae Shin (Department of Chemistry at Yonsei University, Korea) in collaboration with Professor Philip Gale (current address: School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney, Australia), and Professor Jonathan Sessler (Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, USA) demonstrated for the first time that squaramide-based ion transporters promote cancer cell death by disrupting autophagy (self-eating) and inducing apoptosis (self-killing). Cellular ion concentrations are tightly regulated by natural channels/transporters for sustaining life processes. Synthetic anion … Continue reading Artificial Ion Transporters: Cell Death by Sodium Chloride IonsRead More →