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Interrelations between Essential Metal Ions and Human Diseases

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Attention for Chapter 1: Metal Ions and Infectious Diseases. An Overview from the Clinic
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Chapter title
Metal Ions and Infectious Diseases. An Overview from the Clinic
Chapter number 1
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_1
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-40-077499-5, 978-9-40-077500-8
Authors

Peggy L. Carver, Carver, Peggy L.

Editors

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

Abstract

Trace elements (TEs) are required by both humans and bacterial pathogens. Although metal ion homeostasis is tightly controlled in humans, growing evidence suggests that pathogens utilize a variety of means designed to circumvent the sequestration of TEs. Colonizing pathogenic microorganisms employ a variety of strategies to sense, acquire, store, and export metal ions in the vertebrate host which include the biosynthesis and utilization of siderophores, and the expression of high-affinity metal-ion transporters. For iron, selenium, and zinc, significant correlations have been shown between TE levels in plasma, serum, or tissues, and the prevention or treatment of a variety of infectious diseases; fewer such data exist for copper, chromium, or manganese. TEs are often employed as antioxidants, and as supplements in patients with TE-deficient states. The role of TE supplementation in humans as antioxidants remains controversial, but has demonstrated significant benefit in the role of selenium for patients with sepsis, and of zinc for the prevention of several infectious diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 20%
Researcher 7 18%
Student > Master 6 15%
Lecturer 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 13%
Chemistry 4 10%
Materials Science 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 10 25%

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 17 May 2020.
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#5,608,529
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Outputs from Metal ions in life sciences
#38
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#90,660
of 295,617 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Metal ions in life sciences
#2
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