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Is Spina Bifida in Man Linked to a Genetic Defect of Cellular Zinc Uptake in Children ?

  • Alain Favier
  • Brigitte Dardelet
  • Marie-Jeanne Richard
  • Josiane Arnaud

Abstract

The etiology of spina bifida and other neural tube defects (NTD) is not yet fully known. It seems to be linked to genetic and nutritional factors 1,2. Different hypothesis may be found in the literature: vitamin deficiency (more often folic acid) and zinc deficiency3,4.

Keywords

Folic Acid Zinc Deficiency Spina Bifida Neural Tube Defect Kinetic Uptake 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Favier
    • 1
  • Brigitte Dardelet
    • 1
  • Marie-Jeanne Richard
    • 1
  • Josiane Arnaud
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biochimie CHôpital A. MichallonGrenoble CédexFrance

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