Copper, oxidative stress, and human health.

  title={Copper, oxidative stress, and human health.},
  author={Janet Y. Uriu-Adams and Carl L. Keen},
  journal={Molecular aspects of medicine},
  volume={26 4-5},
Copper (Cu), a redox active metal, is an essential nutrient for all species studied to date. During the past decade, there has been increasing interest in the concept that marginal deficits of this element can contribute to the development and progression of a number of disease states including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Deficits of this nutrient during pregnancy can result in gross structural malformations in the conceptus, and persistent neurological and immunological abnormalities… CONTINUE READING
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