Participants: M. A. Eichelmann, D. Fischer, M. Heilmann, H. Bernstorf Hydeskov, M. Kunze, L. Landaverde, I. Leinweber, A. M. Wendelboe Nielsen, E. Pintus, J. Reiners, T. Risch, K. Schroeder, H. Schumann, S. Soloperto, M. Stötter, M. Thielking, S. Uccheddu, H. Völkert, E. Wehrmeister.
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Serum iron metabolites in an opportunistic sample of different captive primate species
Article first published online: 24 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Author. International Zoo Yearbook © 2012 The Zoological Society of London
International Zoo Yearbook
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 195–200, January 2012
How to Cite
Scientific Writing Experience at the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians 2010 Student Summer School (2012), Serum iron metabolites in an opportunistic sample of different captive primate species. International Zoo Yearbook, 46: 195–200. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-1090.2012.00172.x
- Issue published online: 23 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 24 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 1 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Received: 17 FEB 2011
- iron storage disease;
Previous reports in the literature indicate that primate species differ in their iron metabolism. Analyses were carried out of 229 serum samples of 18 different species, including marmosets, lemurs, woolly monkeys, colobines, macaques, baboons and great apes, for transferrin saturation (%TS), an indicator of iron absorption. In correspondence with our expectations based on the literature, lemurs and marmosets had significantly higher %TS values than great apes and macaques/baboons. The findings corroborate patterns previously described in individual studies, and underline that further efforts should be made to understand the reasons and consequences of these differences in iron metabolism.