. Periodical The Clinical Effects of Manganese (Mn)


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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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.

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