Manganese: Its Role in Disease and Health.

  title={Manganese: Its Role in Disease and Health.},
  author={Keith M Erikson and Michael Aschner},
  journal={Metal ions in life sciences},
Manganese is an essential dietary element that functions primarily as a coenzyme in several biological processes. These processes include, but are not limited to, macronutrient metabolism, bone formation, free radical defense systems, and in the brain, ammonia clearance and neurotransmitter synthesis. It is a critical component in dozens of proteins and enzymes, and is found in all tissues. Concentrated levels of Mn are found in tissues rich in mitochondria and melanin, with both, liver, and… 
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