Role of metallothionein in metal detoxification and metal tolerance in protein calorie malnutrition and calcium deficient monkeys (Macaca mulatta).

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A monkey model has been set up for protein calorie malnutrition and calcium deficiency. Oral exposure of 5ppm Cd/kg body wt./day for 24 weeks led to increased excretion of Cd, metallothionein (MT) and zinc. Rehabilitation of PCM monkeys for one year resulted in gradual reduction and finally complete disappearance of urinary metallothionein. During Cd… (More)

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@article{Nath1987RoleOM, title={Role of metallothionein in metal detoxification and metal tolerance in protein calorie malnutrition and calcium deficient monkeys (Macaca mulatta).}, author={Rajendra Nath and Vipin K. Paliwal and Rajendra Prasad and Ravi Kambadur}, journal={Experientia. Supplementum}, year={1987}, volume={52}, pages={631-8} }