Recent studies of the copper-molybdenum antagonism.

@article{Suttle1974RecentSO,
  title={Recent studies of the copper-molybdenum antagonism.},
  author={Neville F Suttle},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={1974},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={299-305}
}
The biological antagonism between copper and molybdenum was discovered when cattle grazing pastures high in Mo were found to develop a syndrome characterized by diarrhoea, growth retardation, anaemia and achromotrichia, which could be prevented by administering Cu. This syndrome was subsequently reproduced in non-ruminants, but further studies revealed important differences in the nature of the antagonism. In ruminants, dietary sulphate potentiated a Cu-Mo antagonism which decreased tissue Cu… CONTINUE READING

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