Uneven copper distribution in the human newborn liver.

  title={Uneven copper distribution in the human newborn liver.},
  author={Gavino Faa and Claudia Liguori and Amedeo Columbano and Gissela Diaz},
  volume={7 5},
The pattern of copper distribution in human newborn liver was investigated by histochemical methods (rhodamine, orcein and rubeanic acid) and by atomic absorption spectroscopy. A significant correlation (p less than 0.005) was found between the degree of histochemical positivity and the copper concentration found by atomic absorption spectroscopy. In the majority of the 30 livers examined (first group), the copper concentration was much higher than that of normal adult liver, although… CONTINUE READING