Iron, Copper Levels in Blood Abnormally Low in Friedreich’s Ataxia, Study Finds – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

High uptake of iron and copper by cells, caused by an insufficiency of frataxin — the protein lacking in Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) — leads to a decrease in the levels of these trace metals in the blood, a study shows. The researchers say this finding may have application in future clinical trials.

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