Dietary copper and the brain

Antony, Helma, and Macreadie, Ian G. (2011) Dietary copper and the brain. In: Preedy, Victor R., Watson, Ronald Ross, and Martin, Colin R., (eds.) Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition. Springer, New York, US, pp. 2375-2392.

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[Extract] Copper is essential for life. It is vitally important for the body as it forms a critical component of various fundamental enzymes in the cells. These cuproenzymes (see Table 150.1) are absolutely dependent on copper for its enzymatic activity. At the molecular level, copper is required as a catalytic cofactor or prosthetic group for these metalloenzymes. The cuproenzymes include cytochrome oxidase (EC 1.9.3.1), superoxide dismutase (EC 1.13.11.11), tryptophan-2,3-dioxygenase (EC 1.13.11.11), lysine oxidase (EC 1.4.3.12), monoamine oxidase (EC 1.4.3.4), tyrosinase (EC 1.14.18.1), and dopamine-bhydroxylase (EC 1.14.17.1).

Item ID: 22329
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: copper metabolism, brain disease, cell homeostasis
ISBN: 978-0-387-92271-3
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 05:32
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060104 Cell Metabolism @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1109 Neurosciences > 110904 Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases @ 25%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111103 Nutritional Physiology @ 25%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 70%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920112 Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing @ 30%
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