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Copper complexes for therapy of cancer and autoimmune diseases

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This overview presents the pharmacological effectiveness of copper complexes as anticancer and anti-inflammatory agents as a physiological approach to treating cancers and autoimmune diseases [see References 1–8 and references cited therein]. Plasma copper concentration increases in neoplastic and autoimmune diseases as an immune-mediated physiological response to these disease states. Treatment with copper complexes is a therapeutic support of this increase in plasma copper and the attendant distribution of copper to affected tissues to enable de-novo syntheis of copper-dependent enzymes required to bring about remission by re-establishing normal tissue function.

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  • Copper Complex
  • Copper Chelate
  • Plasma Copper
  • Eicosanoid Synthesis
  • Amino Acid Complex

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Sorenson, J.R.J. (1998). Copper complexes for therapy of cancer and autoimmune diseases. In: Rainsford, K.D., Milanino, R., Sorenson, J.R.J., Velo, G.P. (eds) Copper and Zinc in Inflammatory and Degenerative Diseases. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3963-2_7

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