Copper and Zinc in Inflammatory and Degenerative Diseases

  • K. D. Rainsford
  • R. Milanino
  • J. R. J. Sorenson
  • G. P. Velo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. T. U. Hoogenraad
    Pages 1-5
  3. L.-O. Klotz, U. Weser
    Pages 19-46
  4. S. Rahuel-Clermont, M. F. Dunn
    Pages 47-59
  5. V. Albergoni, E. Piccinni
    Pages 61-78
  6. F. Fernández-Madrid
    Pages 125-137
  7. M. E. Davies, M. Pasqualicchio
    Pages 161-172
  8. J. J. Strain
    Pages 173-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 189-197

About this book


Abnormal metabolism and distribution of both copper and zinc occurs in many inflammatory and degenerative diseases. The pattern of these changes varies at different stages of these diseases and with differing types of conditions. The corollary to this situation is the possibility of using drugs or metal complexes to modify both the perturbed status of copper and zinc and thus the disease states.
This book comprehensively reviews the clinical and experimental data on the changes in copper and zinc status in different diseases and the use of various complexes of these metals or drugs to treat a diversity of inflammatory and degenerative conditions.


autoimmune disease autoimmune diseases cancer chemistry diseases distribution inflammation metabolism metals osteoporosis regulation rheumatism therapy treatment zinc

Editors and affiliations

  • K. D. Rainsford
    • 1
  • R. Milanino
    • 2
  • J. R. J. Sorenson
    • 3
  • G. P. Velo
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Science and MathematicsSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  3. 3.Department of PharmacyUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Science CampusLittle RockUSA
  4. 4.Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly

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