Influence of genetic obesity on tissue concentrations of zinc, copper, manganese and iron in mice.

@article{Kennedy1986InfluenceOG,
  title={Influence of genetic obesity on tissue concentrations of zinc, copper, manganese and iron in mice.},
  author={Meagan Kennedy and Mark L Failla and James Cecil Smith},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1986},
  volume={116 8},
  pages={1432-41}
}
The concentrations (micrograms/gram dry wt) of four essential trace metals in various tissues from C57BL/6J lean (+/?) and obese (ob/ob) mice were determined. Lower concentrations of zinc were found in liver, femur, small intestine and muscle from obese mice than in those from lean mice at 22 wk of age. The concentrations of copper in liver, femur, small intestine, muscle and testes, iron in liver, femur, muscle and plasma, and manganese in liver, femur and small intestine from adult obese mice… CONTINUE READING