Concentration of copper and zinc in liver of fetuses and infants.

  title={Concentration of copper and zinc in liver of fetuses and infants.},
  author={Jos{\'e} G D{\'o}rea and Miguel Brito and Maria Jos{\'e} de Oliveira Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  volume={6 6},
Hepatic concentrations of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) were studied in 38 fetuses and infants, who died of various causes, from 26 weeks of gestation up to 16 weeks post-natally. The six fetuses of 28-32 weeks gestation had median and mean hepatic Cu concentrations micrograms/g fresh tissue) comparable to those found in the 21 born at term, but the range of values was much narrower: all of the Cu values for those born prematurely were at or below 40 micrograms/g. Values at 10 micrograms/g and… CONTINUE READING

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