Collaboration with University of Virginia

126259_webThe University of Virginia has today issued a press release entitled “Here’s How Your Body Transports Zinc to Protect Your Health“.  This relates to the Stewart lab’s collaborative work with Prof. Wladek Minor (University of Virginia), Dr Maksymilian Chruszcz (University of South Carolina) and Dr Claudia Blindauer (University of Warwick), whereby the first X-ray crystal structures of human and equine serum albumins bound to zinc are presented.  Serum albumin is the major carrier of zinc in the blood and is required for the effective systemic distribution of this essential nutrient.  The new findings are published in the open-access journal, Chemical Science.  Full text of the article is available here.