Zn Deficiency in the Rat: Relationship between Growth and Metal Content and Distribution
Zinc deficiency causes many physiological changes in mammalian organisms1. The inhibition of growth is both a rapid and conspicuous effect. However, the underlying relationships between site of metal loss and its biological effects are not well understood. It is appreciated that cells and tissues need not lose large amounts of Zn to display signs of Zn deficiency. The present study was undertaken to examine carefully the distribution of Zn and Cu in the rat after it is placed on a Zn-deficient diet.
KeywordsZinc Cadmium Cytosol