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Interrelations between Essential Metal Ions and Human Diseases

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Attention for Chapter 10: Nickel and Human Health
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#46 of 133)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (55th percentile)

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Chapter title
Nickel and Human Health
Chapter number 10
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_10
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-40-077499-5, 978-9-40-077500-8

Barbara Zambelli, Stefano Ciurli, Zambelli, Barbara, Ciurli, Stefano


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


This review focuses on the impact of nickel on human health. In particular, the dual nature of nickel as an essential as well as toxic element in nature is described, and the main forms of nickel that can come in contact with living systems from natural sources and anthropogenic activities are discussed. Concomitantly, the main routes of nickel uptake and transport in humans are covered, and the potential dangers that nickel exposure can represent for health are described. In particular, the insurgence of nickel-derived allergies, nickel-induced carcinogenesis as well as infectious diseases caused by human pathogens that rely on nickel-based enzymes to colonize the host are reviewed at different levels, from their macroscopic aspects on human health to the molecular mechanisms underlying these points. Finally, the importance of nickel as a beneficial element for human health, especially being essential for microorganisms that colonize the human guts, is examined.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 70 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 16%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Researcher 6 9%
Other 4 6%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 23 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 13%
Chemistry 9 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 7%
Environmental Science 4 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 27 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 24 April 2022.
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