Dietary zinc deficiency and repletion modulate metallothionein immunolocalization and concentration in small intestine and liver of rats.

@article{Szczurek2001DietaryZD,
  title={Dietary zinc deficiency and repletion modulate metallothionein immunolocalization and concentration in small intestine and liver of rats.},
  author={Elzbieta I Szczurek and Chris S. Bjornsson and Carla G Taylor},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 8},
  pages={2132-8}
}
Metallothionein (MT) functions in zinc (Zn) homeostasis and dietary Zn affects tissue MT concentration. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of dietary Zn deficiency and 24-h Zn repletion on MT immunolocalization and concentration in the small intestine and liver of growing rats. Three-week-old rats fed Zn-deficient diet (< 1 mg Zn/kg) for 16 d had no MT staining in either small intestine or liver. After 24-h Zn repletion with control diet (30 mg Zn/kg), strong MT staining… CONTINUE READING