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Title Copper deficiency 2
Description Copper deficiency 2
Creation Date 01 April 1999
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
It is over 25 years since copper deficiency was first delineated in Menkes Disease. This advanced our understanding of the clinical, biochemical and molecular essentiality of copper. This rare genetic disorder is X-linked, manifests from early pregnancy due to failure of copper transport via the placenta and results in steely hair, cutis laxa, atonia, cardiomyopathy, and mental retardation, with death in early childhood
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