Biochemistry of Zinc

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Springer, 1993 - Medical - 303 pages
Biochemistry of Zinc critically examines these and other significant advances in basic research and relates them to the biological results of insufficient amounts of zinc in the body. This comprehensive text describes several recently discovered effects of zinc deficiency - such as anergy, and decreased levels of IL-2 and IL-1 production, natural killer cell activity, and active thymulin peptide - and assesses their clinical implications in the treatment of zinc-related immune disorders. It covers all the vital biochemical information on zinc and its functions, including its interactions with enzymes, hormones, lipid metabolism, cells, neurobiology, and other micronutrients. The book also discusses the relevant historical aspects of zinc and features an informative chapter on techniques for measuring zinc in biological samples, using atomic absorption spectrophotometry

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Contents

Historical Aspects of Zinc
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Zinc and Enzymes
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Zinc and Gene Expression
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