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Press Release: "Here's how your body transports zinc to protect your health"

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The University of Virginia issued a press release entitled “Here’s How Your Body Transports Zinc to Protect Your Health“. This was picked up and covered by numerous news outlets. This relates to the Stewart lab’s collaborative work with Prof. Wladek Minor (University of Virginia), Dr Maksymilian Chruszcz (University of South Carolina) and Dr Claudia Blindauer (University of Warwick), whereby the first X-ray crystal structures of human and equine serum albumins bound to zinc are presented. Serum albumin is the major carrier of zinc in the blood and is required for the effective systemic distribution of this essential nutrient. The new findings were published in the open-access journal, Chemical Science.

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TitlePress Release: "Here's how your body transports zinc to protect your health"
Date3/11/16
PersonsAlan J. Stewart

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