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Interrelations between Essential Metal Ions and Human Diseases

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Attention for Chapter 7: Manganese in Health and Disease
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 133)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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2 news outlets
1 blog
1 policy source
8 Wikipedia pages
1 video uploader


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Chapter title
Manganese in Health and Disease
Chapter number 7
Book title
Interrelations between Essential Metal Ions and Human Diseases
Published in
Metal ions in life sciences, November 2013
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-7500-8_7
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-40-077499-5, 978-9-40-077500-8

Daiana Silva Avila, Robson Luiz Puntel, Michael Aschner, Avila, Daiana Silva, Puntel, Robson Luiz, Aschner, Michael


Astrid Sigel, Helmut Sigel, Roland K.O. Sigel


Manganese is an important metal for human health, being absolutely necessary for development, metabolism, and the antioxidant system. Nevertheless, excessive exposure or intake may lead to a condition known as manganism, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes dopaminergic neuronal death and parkinsonian-like symptoms. Hence, Mn has a paradoxal effect in animals, a Janus-faced metal. Extensive work has been carried out to understand Mn-induced neurotoxicity and to find an effective treatment. This review focuses on the requirement for Mn in human health as well as the diseases associated with excessive exposure to this metal.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 238 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 235 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 39 16%
Student > Bachelor 38 16%
Researcher 36 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 10%
Student > Postgraduate 9 4%
Other 34 14%
Unknown 59 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 36 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 6%
Environmental Science 10 4%
Other 53 22%
Unknown 71 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 July 2022.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 133 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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