Iron in brain function and dysfunction with emphasis on Parkinson's disease.

@article{Youdim1991IronIB,
  title={Iron in brain function and dysfunction with emphasis on Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Moussa B. H. Youdim and Dorit Ben-Shachar and Peter Franz Riederer},
  journal={European neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={31 Suppl 1},
  pages={34-40}
}
Metals such as lead, zinc, copper, aluminum and manganese have been implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders. However, until fairly recently the role of iron in brain function was rather obscure, because little attention was paid to its metabolism in the brain. It is now apparent that maintenance of brain iron homoeostasis is important for the normal functioning of his organ. Most of the studies have been directed towards the cognitive and attentional deficit resulting from nutritional iron… CONTINUE READING