Zinc deficiency

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Zinc deficiency can be manifest by:

Over 3000 proteins are complexed with Zn2+ but it is also used as a secondary extracellular messenger in peptide hormone action and nerve transmission. According some of the clinical features of zinc deficiency are due to decreased functioning of G-protein coupled receptor 39 which is extracellular zinc ion sensitive, rather than dysfunction of the many other proteins as historically thought.

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