Zinc Deficiency in Human Health

@inproceedings{Nriagu2011ZincDI,
  title={Zinc Deficiency in Human Health},
  author={Jerome O. Nriagu},
  year={2011}
}
Zinc is one of the most important functional metals in the human body with over 300 zinc-containing enzymes reported thus far. These enzymes play critical roles in structural stabilization and as cofactors in catalysis, whereas a large number of proteins involved in transcription factors contain zinc fingers and similar structural motifs. Approximately 10% of the human genome encodes for proteins that can bind zinc. Because of its importance for numerous cellular processes, the concentration of… CONTINUE READING

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