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Record number 28543
Title Iron and copper metabolism in analbuminaemic rats fed a high-iron diet.
Author(s) Yu, S.; Beems, R.B.; Joles, J.A.; Kaysen, G.A.; Beynen, A.C.
Source Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 110 (1995)2. - ISSN 0010-406X - p. 131 - 138.
Department(s) Human Nutrition (HNE)
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 1995
Abstract The metabolism of iron and copper in male Nagase analbuminaemic (NA) and Sprague Dawley (SD) rats was compared. Relative liver weight was higher and spleen weight significantly lower in NA than SD rats. In NA rats, red blood cell count, haemoglobin and haematocrit were lower, whereas plasma transferrin, total iron-binding capacity and mean corpuscular haemoglobin were higher when compared with SD rats. Iron concentrations in plasma, liver, kidneys and heart were higher, and those in the spleen and tibia were lower, in NA rats. The iron concentrations in liver and spleen were positively correlated with the amount of brown pigment as observed histopathologically. Bile flow as well as biliary iron and copper excretion were higher in NA than SD rats. Copper concentrations in liver, kidneys and plasma were higher in NA rats. Plasma levels of ceruloplasmin were about two-fold higher in NA rats. The feeding of a high-iron diet reduced kidney copper concentrations in both strains of rats, which was associated with a decrease in the absorption and biliary excretion of copper.
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