chapter  7
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Genetic Aspects of Manganese Metabolism

ByR. M. Leach

Unlike other trace elements such as zinc, copper, and iron, genetic defects in manganese metabolism have not been reported for humans. However, there are several examples of genetic defects in manganese metabolism in animals which may serve as examples of the types of problems which might be encountered in human medicine. The purpose of this review is to use these examples in order to create an awareness of metabolic defects which may relate to aberrations in manganese metabolism.