biological functions

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biological functions

Postby Karina Kong 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:15 pm

Do we need to know the biological functions of the transition metals (Cr, Fe, Co, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn) he mentioned in lecture?

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Re: biological functions

Postby sarahsalama2E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:18 pm

I think so yes,
Cr--> assists insulin in control of blood sugar
Fe--> myoglobin, hemoglobin, electron transfer in the oxidation of carbohydrates, proteins, fats (respiratory chain)
Co--> vitamin B12
Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn--> critical for enzyme function

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