Cuprum metallicum


The article examines the archetypes and characteristics of copper as an element. Its association with the goddess of beauty and love, Aphrodite or Venus, is taken into account. Known as the mothe...

High Dietary Iron and Copper and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: A Case-Control Study in Burgundy, France


Abstract: Several hypotheses have been proposed for colorectal carcinogenesis, including formation of free radicals. A case-control study compared nutrient intake in 171 colorectal cancer cases v...

A Requirement for Copper in Angiogenesis


Although two decades have passed since copper was shown to stimulate blood vessel formation in the avascular cornea of rabbits, only recently have clinical trials established that Cu privation by...

Steap Proteins: Implications for Iron and Copper Metabolism


Erythroid cells of the bone marrow, the most avid consumers of iron in the body, acquire ferric (Fe3+) iron exclusively via the transferrin cycling pathway. A long-standing fundamental...

Historical copper and manganese levels in cattle feeds in Bavaria, Germany


Purpose. It has been repeatedly speculated that a deficiency in copper (Cu) or an excessive provision with dietary manganese (Mn) could play a role in spongiform encephalopathies [bovine (BSE) an...

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