Manganese

. Periodical The Clinical Effects of Manganese (Mn)

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The human body contains approximately ten milligrams of manganese, most of which is found in the liver, bones, and kidneys. This trace element is a cofactor for a number of important enzymes, including arginase, cholinesterase, phosphoglucomutase, pyruvate carboxylase, mitochondrial superoxide dismutase and several phosphates, peptidases and glycosyltransferases. In certain instances, Mn(2+) may be replaced by Co(2+) or Mg(2+). Manganese functions with vitamin K in the formation of prothrombin.

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MAGNIFICENT miso soup

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The article discusses the health benefits of miso soup, a Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. According to several studies, the rich contents of the soup which include antioxidants, prote...

Manganese and ADHD

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Presents a study showing a link between high levels of manganese with the development of behavioral problems similar to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Presence of manganese in infant ...

The Manganese Story: An Interview with Dorothy Klimis-Tavantzis, Ph.D.

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Robert Crayhon: Joining me now is an expert on manganese, Dr. Dorothy Klimis-Tavantzis. Dr. Klimis Tavantzis, could you give us your educational background?

Dr. Klimis-Tavantzis: I started at Beaver College where I received my Bachelors in Biology and Chemistry. Then I went on and graduated from Penn State with a masters in Human Physiology and got a Ph.D. in Nutrition. My training is basically in the area of lipids, lipoprotein, and in the area of manganese nutrition.

Replenishing THE AGING BODY'S Antioxidant Defenses

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The article offers suggestions on how to supercharge the production of powerful internal antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) to prevent oxidative stress and inflammation while enhanci...

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