Accession Number:

ADA094638

Title:

The Role of Zinc on Neutrophil Function,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-24

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The availability of zinc within the body can modulate the functional activities of neutrophils, including their abilities to mobilize, to adhere to surfaces, to take up oxygen and particulate matter, and to kill microorganisms. Very low or very high zinc concentrations are detrimental to these functions. A physiologic control mechanism appears to help regulate plasma zinc concentrations in a manner that would improve neutrophil functions. The role of alkaline phosphatase, a neutrophilic zinc-metalloenzyme is still uncertain. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE