Essential trace element alterations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


Although trace elements have been implicated in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for a long time, new evidence has connected familial ALS with the metalloenzyme copper-zinc superoxide dismutase, thus reinforcing the study of their metabolism. This work presents the results of serum and cerebrospinal fluid levels of copper, zinc… (More)