Copper is a building block of many body proteins almost AND ALL copper in the body is bound to proteins. Unbound (free) copper ions are toxic. Genetic mechanisms control the installation of copper in apoproteins and processes that prevent toxic accumulation of copper in the body. If more copper absorbed than is necessary for the metabolic function, it is excreted in the bile. Acquired copper deficiency functioning genetically controlled mechanisms…

September 3, 2018