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Serum iron metabolites in an opportunistic sample of different captive primate species


Scientific Writing Experience; Clauss, Marcus; Schmid-Brunclik, N; Wesche, P; Streich, W J; Gassmann, Max; Hatt, Jean-Michel (2012). Serum iron metabolites in an opportunistic sample of different captive primate species. International Zoo Yearbook, 46(1):195-200.

Abstract

Previous reports in the literature indicate that primate species differ in their iron metabolism. Analyses were carried out of 229 serum samples of 18 different species, including marmosets, lemurs, woolly monkeys, colobines, macaques, baboon and great apes, for transferrin saturation (%TS), an indicator of iron absorption. In correspondence with our expectations based on the literature, lemurs and marmosets had significantly higher %TS values than great apes and macaques/baboon. The findings corroborate patterns previously described in individual studies, and underline that further efforts should be made to understand the reasons and consequences of these differences in iron metabolism.

Abstract

Previous reports in the literature indicate that primate species differ in their iron metabolism. Analyses were carried out of 229 serum samples of 18 different species, including marmosets, lemurs, woolly monkeys, colobines, macaques, baboon and great apes, for transferrin saturation (%TS), an indicator of iron absorption. In correspondence with our expectations based on the literature, lemurs and marmosets had significantly higher %TS values than great apes and macaques/baboon. The findings corroborate patterns previously described in individual studies, and underline that further efforts should be made to understand the reasons and consequences of these differences in iron metabolism.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Physiology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:14 Dec 2012 10:11
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 00:14
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0074-9664
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-1090.2012.00172.x

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