publication . Other literature type . 1980

The Effects of Dietary Calcium and/or Iron Deficiency upon Murine Intestinal Calcium Binding Protein Activity and Calcium Absorption

McDonald, Catherine M.;
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  • Published: 01 May 1980
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Iron deficiency has been shown to impair calcium absorption, leading to decreased bone mass. Vitamin D3-dependent calcium binding protein (CaBP) has been demonstrated to be necessary for the active transport of calcium in the intestine of numerous species. Iron deficiency might affect the activity of the calcium binding protein. Four experimental diets were formulated as follows: Diet 1, iron adequate, calcium adequate; Diet 2, iron deficient, calcium adequate; Diet 3, iron adequate, calcium deficient; Diet 4, iron deficient, calcium deficient. Weanling, female rats were separated into 4 groups of 48 animals each and fed the respective diet for a period of 66 or...
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