Novel role of zinc in the regulation of prostate citrate metabolism and its implications in prostate cancer

@article{Costello1998NovelRO,
  title={Novel role of zinc in the regulation of prostate citrate metabolism and its implications in prostate cancer},
  author={Lc Costello and Renty B. Franklin},
  journal={The Prostate},
  year={1998},
  volume={35}
}
The prostate gland of humans and many other animals has the major function of accumulating and secreting extraordinarily high levels of citrate. This specialized metabolic process of “net citrate production” is the result of unique metabolic capabilities of the secretory epithelial cells. Most importantly, in prostate cancer (Pca) the capability for net citrate production is lost. In addition to citrate, the normal and BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) prostate also accumulates the highest… 

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