Antiulcer, Antimicrobial and Anticancer Activities of Copper Introductory Remarks
Copper is an essential trace element and as such exerts numerous critical physiological and biochemical functions. Although it exists in biological materials as both Cu (I) and Cu (II), the cupric ion is the more common form. Cu (II) complexes with most ligands more strongly than the other first series transition metals and these complexes usually assume a sguare planar geometry. Zn (II) is a closely relatedion which also has a coordination number of 4, but forms tetrahedral complexes.
KeywordsEssential Trace Element Biochemical Function Copper Deficiency Lysyl Oxidase Emphysematous Lung
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