Is lithium a universal inhibitor? Evidence arising from clinical neuroscience and oncology
AbstractLithium has been in the environment from the origin of life, interacting with almost all of the biological molecules that life invented. Lithium affects many components of intracellular signalling pathways, inhibiting more than ten cellular tar- gets and displacing magnesium ions. Lithium modulates cell function via inhibitory effects on adenosine triphosphatase activity, cyclic adenosine monophosphate,