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Useful links and references

Useful links

US National Academies Press IOM Dietary reference intakes: Copper, 2006.

Dietary copper and human health

Further reading 

de Romana DL, Olivares M, Uauy R, Araya M 2011 Risks and benefits of copper in light of new insights of copper homeostasis. J Trace Elem Med Biol 25:3-13.

Festa RA, Thiele DJ 2011 Copper: an essential metal in biology. Curr Biol 21:R877-883.

Lutsenko S 2010 Human copper homeostasis: a network of interconnected pathways. Curr Opin Chem Biol 14:211-217.

Malavolta M, Piacenza F, Basso A, Giacconi R, Costarelli L, Mocchegiani E 2015 Serum copper to zinc ratio: Relationship with aging and health status. Mech Ageing Dev 151:93-100.

Scheiber I, Dringen R, Mercer JF 2013 Copper: effects of deficiency and overload. Met Ions Life Sci 13:359-387.

Scheiber IF, Mercer JF, Dringen R 2014 Metabolism and functions of copper in brain. Prog Neurobiol 116:33-57.


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