Skip to Main Content

++

Metals are indispensable elements of cell biology. They function as cofactors in many specific proteins and are involved in all major metabolic pathways. Their metabolism and implications in inborn errors of metabolism are still not well known, but the number of inherited metabolic disorders involving the absorption, transport, or metabolism of metals is rapidly growing. Clinical presentations are very diverse and can involve all organs and systems, including the liver and the central nervous system (Table 169-1). Deficiency in metals results in metabolic abnormalities due mostly to loss of function of metal-dependent proteins. On the other hand, excess of metals can result in the unregulated oxidation of proteins, lipids, and other cellular components, causing subsequent tissue injury. Some inherited metal disorders are treatable by chelating drugs or by daily supplementation of the missing metal at pharmacological doses.

++
Table Graphic Jump Location
Table 169-1. Inborn Errors of Metal Transport and Metabolism  

Want remote access to your institution's subscription?

Sign in to your MyAccess profile while you are actively authenticated on this site via your institution (you will be able to verify this by looking at the top right corner of the screen - if you see your institution's name, you are authenticated). Once logged in to your MyAccess profile, you will be able to access your institution's subscription for 90 days from any location. You must be logged in while authenticated at least once every 90 days to maintain this remote access.

Ok

About MyAccess

If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus.

Subscription Options

AccessPediatrics Full Site: One-Year Subscription

Connect to the full suite of AccessPediatrics content and resources including 20+ textbooks such as Rudolph’s Pediatrics and The Pediatric Practice series, high-quality procedural videos, images, and animations, interactive board review, an integrated pediatric drug database, and more.

$595 USD
Buy Now

Pay Per View: Timed Access to all of AccessPediatrics

24 Hour Subscription $34.95

Buy Now

48 Hour Subscription $54.95

Buy Now

Pop-up div Successfully Displayed

This div only appears when the trigger link is hovered over. Otherwise it is hidden from view.