EFFECT OF COPPER ON LIVER AND BONE METABOLISM IN MALNUTRITION


GULER A., SAPAN N., EDIZ B., GENC Z., OZKAN K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.36, no.3, pp.205-213, 1994 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-213

Abstract

This study was planned to investigate the effects of copper (Cu) deficiency on liver and bone metabolism in malnourished children. Serum total calcium (Ca), inorganic phosphorus (P), Ca/P, Cu/Ca, Cu/P ratios and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity values were analyzed. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT) enzyme activities and the ALT/AST (De Ritis) ratio as well as their correlations with Cu were tested to determine liver function.