Zinc-Deficient Dwarfing

  • Hossain A. Ronaghy

Abstract

The role of zinc as an essential micronutrient in animal life was not well established until recently. For the first time Todd et al. (1934) produced zinc deficiency in rats. The essential role of zinc in animal nutrition is through its effect as a metaloenzyme in the production of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase (Wacker and Vallee, 1959).

Keywords

Placebo Zinc Nickel Albumin Chromium 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hossain A. Ronaghy
    • 1
  1. 1.Trauma Medical ClinicSan DiegoUSA

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