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EDTA

Postby 305385703 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:58 pm

What is EDTA and how does it remove heavy metals from the blood?

Khushboo_3D
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Re: EDTA

Postby Khushboo_3D » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:29 pm

EDTA- Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetate is an example of a chelating ligand.

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Re: EDTA

Postby Diana_Diep2I » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:08 pm

It is ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetate and it removes metals from the blood by chelating or binding to cations, aka metals. It has six binding sites(2 amino-nitrogen atoms and 4 carboxylic groups)

Aman Sankineni 2L
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Re: EDTA

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:28 pm

EDTA is used for chelation therapy. Chelation means "to grab" or "to bind." When EDTA is injected into the veins, it "grabs" heavy metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body. It is used to treat heavy-metal poisoning.

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Re: EDTA

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:13 pm

EDTA is also made into a buffer with Tris (tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane), which is then used to stabilize DNA in solution.

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Re: EDTA

Postby AGulati_4A » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:24 pm

EDTA is a compound which can bind to heavy metals in the blood and exude them from the body before they can react with the DNA in our body and make it "unreadable"

MeeraBhagat
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Re: EDTA

Postby MeeraBhagat » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:25 pm

EDTA has six binding sites which bind metals and remove them from a solution. The biological example would be to use EDTA to remove metals from the bloodstream.

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Re: EDTA

Postby Nare Nazaryan 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:15 pm

EDTA is ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetate, and it binds/chelates with cations (metals) in the blood to get rid of them.

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Re: EDTA

Postby Jillian C 4C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:43 pm

EDTA binds to metals and removes them from the bloodstream before it can bind to our DNA.


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