Effect of Chelating Agents on the Copper–Protein Bond in Liver

Abstract

IN man copper can be mobilized from the body by the intramuscular or intravenous administration of BAL (dimercaptopropanol)1,2 or by the oral administration of penicillamine (dimethyl cysteine)3. Further, it has been shown that penicillamine brings about a fall in the plasma level of copper which later rapidly returns to normal4; the plasma copper… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/198189a0

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