Role of copper in iron regulation

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by markd, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. markd

    markd Guest

    Copper seems to play an important role in the normal variable uptake rate
    and tissue storage of iron regulation in the body. In some cases, not
    enough might promote iron anemia. Here is an abstract exploring this
    function of copper:

    http://www.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/134/3/517
     
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  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

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    > Copper seems to play an important role in the normal variable uptake rate
    > and tissue storage of iron regulation in the body. In some cases, not
    > enough might promote iron anemia. Here is an abstract exploring this
    > function of copper:
    > http://www.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/134/3/517
    ... Iron can go either way with copper load, depending on
    calcium and zinc status. Copper is synergistic with calcium,
    but opposes zinc during uptake (but not storage). So in a
    clinical sense, iron is not affected by copper unless there
    are significant abnormalities with calcium or zinc status as
    a result of both - calcium and zinc - being iron
    antagonists.
     
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