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Copper Chaperone for Cu/Zn Superoxide Dismutase is a sensitive biomarker of mild copper deficiency induced by moderately high intakes of zinc

Monica Iskandar, Eleonora Swist, Keith D Trick, Bingtuan Wang, Mary R L'Abbé and Jesse Bertinato*

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Nutrition Research Division, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, 2203C Banting Research Centre, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0L2, Canada

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Nutrition Journal 2005, 4:35  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-35

Published: 24 November 2005

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White blood cells (WBC), erythrocytes (ERCS), haemoglobin (Hb), haematocrit (HCT), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), reticulocytes (RTC), platelet count (PLT) and red cell distribution width (RDW) of weanling male Wistar rats fed diets with differing amounts of Zn and Cu for 5 weeks (Table 1).

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QPCR primers (Table 2).

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PCR fragments of genes analysed by QPCR (Figure 1).

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