Elevated plasmz zinc: a heritable anomaly

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Science  06 Aug 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4252, pp. 496-498
DOI: 10.1126/science.941021


An extremely high concentration of zinc in the plasma (hyperzincemia) was found in five out of seven members of one family and in two out of three second generation indiviuals, an indication that the condition is heritable. The excess zinc in the plasma appears to be bound to serum proteins, with no apparent clinical symptoms or abnormalities.

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