Chapter 4. Copper

  1. Conor Reilly BSc, BPhil, PhD, FAIFST1,2

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774786.ch4

The Nutritional Trace Metals

The Nutritional Trace Metals

How to Cite

Reilly, C. (2004) Copper, in The Nutritional Trace Metals, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774786.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Queensland, University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor of Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110402

Online ISBN: 9780470774786

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Keywords:

  • tyrosinase;
  • ferroxidases;
  • metabolism;
  • copper chemistry;
  • caeruloplasmin

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Copper chemistry

  • The biology of copper

  • Dietary sources of copper

  • Copper absorption and metabolism

  • Distribution of copper in the body

  • Assessment of copper status

  • Copper requirements

  • References