Zinc: The brain's dark horse

@article{Bitanihirwe2009ZincTB,
  title={Zinc: The brain's dark horse},
  author={Byron K. Y. Bitanihirwe and Miles Cunningham},
  journal={Synapse},
  year={2009},
  volume={63}
}
Zinc is a life‐sustaining trace element, serving structural, catalytic, and regulatory roles in cellular biology. It is required for normal mammalian brain development and physiology, such that deficiency or excess of zinc has been shown to contribute to alterations in behavior, abnormal central nervous system development, and neurological disease. In this light, it is not surprising that zinc ions have now been shown to play a role in the neuromodulation of synaptic transmission as well as in… 
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