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Document ID (ISN)38407
CIS number 82-1666
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Kanazawa Medical University
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kobayashi E.
Title Copper levels in serum and urine of cadmium-exposed people
Bibliographic information Sep. 1981, Vol.6, No.3, p.119-122. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Blood and urine samples were taken from 19 itai-itai patients, 21 suspected patients, 29 subjects exposed to cadmium (Cd), and 31 non-exposed subjects. Copper (Cu) concentration in urine was higher in the Cd-exposed group, especially in itai-itai patients and suspected patients, than in the non-exposed group. Cu levels in serum were almost the same in both groups. The correlation coefficient between β2-microglobulin and Cu-urine concentrations of all subjects was 0.95. Exposure to Cd caused an increase in urinary excretion of Cu due to renal tubular dysfunction.
Descriptors (primary) biochemical effects; cadmium; metabolic studies
Descriptors (secondary) proteins; copper; urine monitoring; itai-itai disease; blood monitoring; renal damage
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances